Dry skin should not be disregarded. It will lead to cracking of the upper layer of your skin while giving it a real ugly look.
What are the main causes of dry skin?
- Hormonal changes
- Dry climate
- Too much exfoliation
- Treatment of other skin disorders
Furthermore, dryness could be the essential nature of one’s skin. Whatever be the cause of having a dry skin, taking care of your skin is important. It is easy and simple. Below are some quick skin care tips for dry skin.
Moisturize your dry skin
If dry skin comes up in your mind, the very first thing that you should do is to moisturize your skin. It is the most effective remedy prevent that dull looking skin. Moisturizers are classified under two (2) types, it based on how they provide health benefits to your dry skin. It is important to know and understand these two types of moisturizes so that when you’ll have an idea what kind of creams and moisturizes that you can buy or need to avoid.
The first type includes moisturizers that can preserve the moisture of your skin. These are cheap and affordable. It can be bought from your local grocery stores. A good examples are Avon Moisture Therapy, Eucerin Skin Calming Daily Moisturizing Cream, and Genes Vitamin E Cream Swiss Collagen Complex. These are just some of good products to moisturize your dry skin. Each of these are really cheap and handy.
The next type of moisturizer is the type that delivers moistures from the nature or environment to the skin. This is a very efficient way to take care of your dry skin in tropical environments. Try using a non-greasy type of moisturizer like Vanicream moisturizing cream or try to find products with ingredients including glycerine, urea, propylene glycol, hyaluronic acid and etc.
Clean Your Skin Properly
Taking care of your dry skin is not just putting and applying on moisturizers to your skin. You must clean your skin before applying it. You can exfoliate to get rid of the dead skin cells, but don’t exfoliate too hard. Before washing your face or skin, make sure to use warm water. It must not be too warm or too cold because it will cause severe dryness. Be gentle with your skin. Avoid using any harsh detergents and alcohol-based cleanse. When done washing, do not rub your towel on your face, pat it gently to soak the water off. After proper cleansing and exfoliating, you can apply moisturizer to your skin while it is still damp to get better results.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
Avoid too much direct exposure to the sun. If you really need to go out under the heat of the sun, use umbrella, hat or anything that can protect your skin. Use a good sunscreen lotion before going out. There are products that provides both SPF and moisturizers for dry skin. Here are some samples of lotions that can provide both benefits:
Elta MV UV Lotion SPF 30
L’Oreal Paris Active Daily Moisturizer, SPF 15
Also, there are some natural products for dry skin that can still be bought from your local grocery stores or pharmacies. Natural products provides more health benefits for your skin as they don’t contain any synthetic chemicals. It will supply lipid enhancements to your skin which will enable the moisture retention within the skin. Taking care of your dry skin is simple and easy if you will do it seriously.