Dry skin cannot be ignored. Dry skin leads to cracking of the upper layer of skin and gives it a real bad appearance.
The main causes of dry skin include dry climate, hormonal changes, too much exfoliation, and treatment of other skin disorders. Moreover, dryness could be the inherent nature of one’s skin. Whatever be the cause, ‘dry skincare’ is very important (but not very difficult).
‘Dry skin care’ starts with moisturisers, the most effective remedy for dry skin. Generally, moisturizers are classified under 2 categories based on the way they provide ‘dry skin care’.
The first category
Moisturisers that provide ‘dry skin care’ just by preserving the moisture within the skin e.g. Vaseline. These moisturisers are relatively inexpensive and are readily available (even at grocery shops).
The second category
Moisturisers work by drawing moisture from the environment and supplying it to the skin. This is a very effective way of ‘dry skin care’ in humid conditions. The moisturisers that provide ‘dry skin care’ in this way are also called humectants.
For proper dry skincare, you must use a non-greasy type of moisturiser, as far as possible. Humectants fall in this category.
The ingredients of humectants include propylene glycol, urea, glycerine, hyaluronic acid etc
‘Dry skin care’ is not about just using moisturisers but also using them properly.
The best ‘dry skin care procedure’ is to cleanse the skin before the application of moisturiser.
You can make your ‘dry skin care’ even more effective by applying the moisturiser while the skin is still damp (after cleansing). Also,make sure that you use soap-free products (especially on your face, neck and arms).
Exfoliation does help in dry skincare, by removing the dead skin cells. However, don’t exfoliate too hard.
Your dry skin care procedures/products should also take care of sun protection. Avoid too much and too direct exposure to sun (simply by using an umbrella/hat etc).
Use a good sunscreen lotion before going out. A lot of moisturisers provide sun protection too, along with dry skincare.
You also have natural products for ‘dry skin care’ i.e. products that provide ‘dry skin care’ in a natural way (without the use of synthetic chemicals).
These dry skin care products supply lipid enhancements to the skin, hence enabling moisture retention within the skin.
Another, important thing for ‘dry skin care’ is the temperature of water you use for shower or for washing your face – Use warm water; too hot or too cold water can cause dryness too.
‘Dry skin care’ is also about being gentle with your skin. You should avoid harsh detergents and alcohol based cleansers. Also, after a face wash, do not rub your towel on your face, just pat gently to soak the water off.
All the tips are keeping in mind that you do not have any medical issues or severe skin conditions. By no means am I a doctor or dermatologist or an esthetician to prescribe you any routine to you for your skin type. However I am a Skin Care Formulator and do understand skin and its issues. I do make skin care products on my channel as well to help you make your own skin care products that can be fraction of a price from store brought products for your routine.
Do let me know what is your skin type and your routine in the comments section.
On the whole, dry skin care is really simple for anyone who takes that seriously.
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