Having a dry skin is a common issue among many people which sometimes might be irritating. Dry skin may sometimes become very itchy, flaky, cracking, and even bleeding. Dermatologists recommend some tips to treat dry skin and prevent any respective skin problems.
There are different ways of treatments for dry skin depending on the condition and type of the problem. Treatments could apply on both internal and external. Few treatment tips are as follow:
Wash Your Face Frequently
The first thing you need to do every morning as soon as you get up is splash your face with cool water a few times. This makes your skin feel completely refreshed.
Apply Facial Cleanser
Pick a mild facial cleanser and gently cleanse your face with it. Make sure you choose a mild product without any fragrance or unnecessary botanicals.
Tone Your Skin
Toners are not for dry skin. This is the most common misconception that we have.
Toning is the second most important step of the CTM ritual (Cleansing, Toning and Moisturizing). A good quality toner not only clears the dead skin cells that linger on your face after cleansing but also neutralizes the skin’s pH and helps skin care products sink deeper into your skin. If you have dry skin, a hydrating toner is all you need.
Apply A Good Moisturizer
Make sure the moisturizing lotion you use has dry skin friendly ingredients such as peptide, glycerin, Pseudoalteromonas ferment extract
& dimethicone, Hyaluronic acid, mineral oil, as well as petroleum jelly which all are claimed to be capable of keeping moisture trapped in skin layers.
Bath Time Rules
Ensure each day that the time taken for shower is short. Along with this, make sure to shower with warm water as too much hot water on the skin can dry the natural oils, thus drying the skin instantly. It would be suggestible to use soaps and face washes that are gentle as they would help reduce the risk of moisture stripping.
Use a Good Sunscreen
Since dry skin is already prone to wrinkles and aging, the sun can cause more damage. So, applying a good sunscreen or sunblock can help your skin look younger. It is also very important to know the right SPF required for your skin tone and type. Seek dermatologist recommendations before using any sunscreen product.
Eat Nutritious Foods
Consume foods rich in antioxidants. They not only protect your skin from free radical damage, but they also make it healthy from within and keep it glowing. Avoid over-fried foods and choose more of raw fruits, vegetables and boiled foods.
Use a humidifier
Hot, dry, indoor air can parch sensitive skin and worsen itchiness and flaking. A portable home humidifier adds moisture to the air inside your home. Be sure to keep your humidifier clean to ward off bacteria and fungi.