Little Known Ways to Care Dry Skin
Our skin’s surface has around 15%-30% water, and it is essential to maintain this level of hydration. Dry skin occurs when your skin has a low level of sebum production, unhealthy skin barrier and is unable to retain moisture.
Moreover, skin ceramide and Hyaluronic acid levels decrease rapidly with increasing age and their levels in the skin are dramatically depleted in winter compared with spring and summer. As age increases, moisture retention becomes even more important, or the water loss will cause thinner dermis, drier skin, and more wrinkles.
With following a few simple tips on how to care for your Dry skin, you can reduce the effects by relieving dry skin and get healthy and relaxed skin. American Academy of Dermatology recommends …
Hot Shower is a Big NO!
– You can have a shower with warm water but avoid hot showers as they dry the natural oils of the skin and makes your skin dry. Also, use a moisturiser immediately to lock the moisture in your skin.
– Also, don’t rub your skin with a towel to dry instead pat dry your skin as rubbing will make it more irritated.
Use a sulphate free, & dermatologically tested gentle cleanser that will remove all the impurities, and without irritating your dry skin.
Weekly exfoliation is necessary as it will remove all the dead skin cells and will make the new cells come out, dry skin will get easily irritated by over-exfoliation.
Sunscreen is essential for all skin types, and you should always wear a broad spectrum of Sunscreen and reapply after every 2 hours. Also, you should cover up your skin from the sun and from the dry chilly air of the winter, which will dry and irritate your skin.
Use a moisturizer for dry skin enriched with shea butter & hyaluronic acid that will hydrate your skin and make it firm and supple. Also, try to add natural seed oil in your moisturising routine, which will provide double benefit in terms of hydration and soothing of the dry skin. If you have sensitive skin, you must use dermatologically tested moisturizer cream.
If you have dry skin, get used to face masks regularly as these will soothe your irritated skin and also moisturise and help your skin hydrated.
In winters, your skin becomes dry due to spending more and more time near a heater or fire. Use a good quality humidifier to increase the humidity in your house that will ultimately help your skin prevent the loss of moisture.
Dry skin gets easily irritated, and hence, it is crucial to choose your clothes wisely. The woollen fibres in your winter wear can irritate your skin. Use good quality breathable fabric and wear light garments under your heavy winter wear.
As mentioned in my first line, our skin surface has 15-30% moisture and to retain this level; you should drink ample amount of water, that will compensate for the loss. Also, the rain clears out the toxins from our body, making our skin glow.
A healthy diet gives you healthy skin, try to reduce sugar from your diet and include Fatty acids like omega 3 and omega 6 to improve the sebum secretion from your skin. Also eat hydrating fruits like melons, Citrus fruits and cucumber that are rich in Vitamin A, C and E.
So, do you want to have some happiness of moisture in your skin and life? Then what are you waiting for? Go and try these tips to prevent dry skin making your life uncomfortable.