HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR DRY SKIN

Some dry skin is hereditary. Some comes with aging, as natural skin oils diminish. Some can accompany medical conditions such as asthma or thyroid disease. But daily skin care habits such as washing with harsh soaps, using sanitizing or harsh cleansing agents, and scrubbing can also cause or worsen dry skin.

Since most dry skin is due to external causes, it responds well to external skin care treatment. Here are a few adjustments to your daily skin care routine that can help;

Mind your bath routine

· Ditch the hot baths: Hot water strips oils from the skin faster than warm or cool water.

· Ditch the long baths: These actually result in dried out skin. Try to limit your shower time to 5 – 10 minutes.

· Ditch harsh bath soaps: Use a gentle cleanser or shower gel with moisturizer. Go for unscented, soap-free, or mild soap cleansers instead of harsh cleansers.

Moisturize while your skin is moist

Pat your skin with a towel after you shower or wash your face or hands, leaving it damp. Apply a moisturizer within three to five minutes of washing to lock moisture in your skin. Look out for moisturizers with Ceramides, Dimethicone and Glycerin, Hyaluronic acid, Lanolin, Mineral Oil & Petroleum Jelly.

Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion

Ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions.

Apply Sunscreen

Be sure to apply sunscreen to areas of your body that are exposed to the sun during the day. Look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 45 or more.

Drink plenty of water

Keeping well-hydrated is essential for your entire well-being and your skin is definitely no exception.

Choose non-irritating clothes and laundry detergent

When our skin is dry and raw, even clothes and laundry detergent can be irritating. Avoid wearing cotton or silk under your clothing made of wool or another material that feels rough. Go for laundry detergent labeled “hypoallergenic.”

Eat Omega-3 foods

Essential fatty acids can help fortify the skin’s natural oil-retaining barriers. Foods rich in omega-3 include fish, walnuts etc.

Wear lip balm

A good lip balm seals in moisture. Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to one that does not cause this reaction.

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