If you suffer from dry skin, you know how uncomfortable that can be. Dry skin can become flaky, itchy, and rough, and all of that makes your skin unsightly. Luckily, there are many things you can do to make it soft and supple. Usually, all it takes is making just a few adjustments to your skin care routine. Before you start treating your dry skin, you have to know what’s causing it. Winter weather, steamy showers, and harsh soaps are the main causes of dry skin. Take a look at the following tips for boosting your skin care regimen and making your skin great-looking.
Baths and showers can make your dry #skin even worse. Try limiting your time in the shower to 5 or 10 minutes and use warm rather than hot water. Hot water strips #natural healthy oils from your skin, the ones that your skin needs to keep smooth and moist.
Instead harsh soaps, use mild and fragrance-free soaps that cleanse and moisturize at the same time. Even when you find a soap that is specially formulated for dry skin, avoid using too much of it – a small amount will be enough to remove dirt and oil. When you exfoliate, don’t scrub to harsh, because that can irritate your skin and make it thin.
Apply a moisturizer immediately after blotting your skin dry with a towel to trap the existing moisture in your skin. Instead of a lotion, try using an ointment or a cream, because they are more effective and less irritating, and do that within a few minutes of drying off after a shower. Creams and ointments that contain olive oil, jojoba oil, shea butter, and ingredients like acid, urea, glycerin, or hyaluronic acid will help soothe dry skin.