Skin remedies at home cannot be ignored. Dry skin causes cracking of the upper layer of skin and spoils your appearance.
The main causes of dry skin include:
- Dry climate
- Hormonal changes
- Too much exfoliation
- Treatment of other skin problems.
Dry skin remedies start with moisturising, the most effective way to handle dry skin. Drink tons of water to make your skin glowing as water helps in keeping skin hydrated.
Generally moisturisers are classified under 2 categories:
The first category includes moisturisers which helps in retaining moisture in the skin.Vaseline exemplifies this. These moisturisers are inexpensive and are easily available.
The second category of moisturisers work by capturing moisture from the environment and supplying it to the skin. This is a very effective way in humid conditions. These moisturisers are also known as humectants. Prefer using non-greasy moisturiser.
Dry skin remedies are not about just using moisturisers but also include how do we use them. The best way is to clean the skin before applying moisturiser. Applying moisturiser on damp skin is the best way.
Soap-free products are recommended for dry skin (especially on your face, neck and arms). Exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells. However, don’t exfoliate too hard. Avoid direct exposure to sun. Always use umbrella or hat. Use sunscreen, whenever you step out. A lot of moisturisers provide sun protection too.
Another, important thing to be kept in mind is the temperature of water you use for shower or for washing your face . Use warm water always which is neither too hot or too cold. Avoid using harsh detergents and alcohol based cleansers. Do not rub towel on your face after washing face, just pat gently to soak the water off.
To recapitulate, dry skin care is really simple but needs one to be very serious.