Dry skin (xerosis) - ain’t nobody got time for that. It is a common problem with many basis but in most cases, dry skin is caused by environmental factors that remove moisture from the skin, especially in dry weather conditions. Using the same skin care routine every month may not work so well when the humidity drops. If you have ever encounter with dry or flaky skin, you know just how frustrating it can be. Without a proper step to deal with this problems, your face more likely to looks older than it is as the dry air can make wrinkles more noticeable, your make-up looks worse, and some products suddenly irritate your skin to no end.
If you suffer from dry skin, do not worry, just like any other beauty issues that you have deal before, there are definitely many ways to stay on top of the problem. Simple changes can soothe dry skin. To help heal dry skin and prevent its return, here we have put together 6 tips on how to get rid of dry skin effectively.
1. Coconut oil
This is one of the home remedies that can relieve the dry skin. Researchers found that coconut oil is safe to use as a moisturizer for mild to moderate xerosis (dry skin). It helps to improve skin hydration and increase the number of lipids or fats on the surface of the skin. If you rub coconut oil to the skin, it will be absorbed very slowly, taking in every last drop of moisture and if you have got eczema or psoriasis, coconut oil helps to calm those conditions, too. It is a win- win.
Exfoliating is a great alternative to smoothing your skin. Many people believe that exfoliating for dry skin does more harm than good, but actually dry and dull skin needs to be buffed away from the surface so that the skin will keep fresh and clean. Note that many scrubs can also harm the skin of moisture and irritate dry skin. Choose exfoliating products that are gentle and small, and also avoid scrubbing your skin harshly or using rough sponges. Limit exfoliation two to three times per week if you have sensitive skin instead of everyday.
Most of us have a tendency to skip the moisturizing step of the skin care routine. Whether it takes longer to apply it, or you do not like the feel of moisturizer on your face or anything else, skipping moisturizer when you have got dry skin should not even be a choice to you. Moisturizer works by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To lock this much-essential moisture, you need to apply a moisturizer within few minutes after taking a shower or bath. Use a spray moisturizer as an alternative if you want something quicker.
4. Take shorter showers
According to dermatologists, individuals with dry skin are recommended to take showers by using warm water or lukewarm temperature rather than hot water and try not to spend longer than 10 to 15 minutes in the shower because hot water can damage the skin, leading to flaking. It simply means that warm, not hot water will dramatically improve the amount of moisture that stays in your skin. When you are done showering, moisturize the cleaned skin with olive oil or other home remedies.
5. Shave trimly
Little did we know that shaving can inflame or harm dry skin if you do not know how to shave smartly as you might scrapping off the natural oils. We suggested you shave after taking shower. Hairs are softer and smooth after shower, making shaving easier and less pain. Use a shaving cream or gel every time you want to shave, and shave in the direction the hair is growing to keep your skin smooth. Shaving against the direction of hair growth might be the fastest way to a closer shave. Unfortunately, it is also the “fastest” route to dull your razor blade, ingrown hairs and damaged your hair follicles.
6. Use humidifier
Use a humidifier to add moisture to the air. If the air in your home is very dry especially when hot weather, it could be contributing to your dry and irritating skin, leaving it feeling uncomfortable at all and make dry skin even more parched. To counteract this effect, try putting a humidifier in your house - living room and another one in your bedroom. Aim for indoor humidity of about 50% everyday.
These are some tips that can we suggest to you. Do you have any other tips regarding this problem? If yes, drop your thought in the comment section below. We would love to hear our readers’ opinion.