When our facial skin is exposed to harsh elements like the sun and extremely cold air it tends to get dry and leaves the skin feeling stretched and flaky in certain areas. Second hand smoke, lack of nutrition and poor hygiene and lack of a skin care regime can cause the skin to look dull and puts it at risk of sagging and premature aging. When your skin gets tired and fatigued it begins to accumulate dead skin cells and these lead to the formation of dry skin. Fortunately there are several home treatments that you can try to help to moisturize your skin.
Firstly you need to get a skin care regime in place. Remember to cleanse your skin, tone it and then moisturize. Do not use harsh soaps on your skin but use a mild anti bacterial face wash to get rid of the dirt and pollution that gets trapped in your pores. Use an alcohol free toner and follow up with a moisturizer. Do not wash your face too often as the water can strip your skin of the natural oils.
When you are in extreme climatic conditions remember that your skin is the one part of your body that gets affected the most. If you are in an extreme cold climate then you must moisturize your skin regularly; however in hot climates you must hydrate it by drinking plenty of water.
You need to increase the metabolism of your skin in order to make sure that it does not get dry. In order to do this you must use dandelion roots. The herb is effective in adding moisture to your skin and eliminating the formation of wrinkles and creases on your skin.
Do not use a facial scrub on your face as it may damage the delicate skin tissues. In this case you must use a gentle wash cloth on your face to clean it. Do not use hot water on your skin but use tepid water for cleansing. Steaming your face for long periods is not recommended and thus you must ask your dermatologist about the number of times you need steam treatments.
Smoking has a huge impact on the condition of your skin. Even second hand smoke can lead to formation of wrinkles and lines on your face. It is in your best interest to make sure that you avoid smoke at all levels.