Dry skin can pose a serious problem, especially when it’s combined with other skin problems like excess oil production. When it’s on your face, dry skin can get trapped in the pores and the dirt/bacteria in these flakes may cause pimples. On your scalp, rapidly dying skin cells will often cause flaking and dry skin will help aggravate the situation. This will lead to dandruff.
Dry skin is problematic, but it doesn’t mean that they are uncontrollable or cannot be remedied. Dry skin remedies can be found online and in numerous beauty magazines, so let’s get right down to the most specific and most effective remedies that you can use for your dry skin.
- Hot showers should always be minimized. We all know how relaxing the hot water is after a long day of work, but hot water will lessen the moisture of your skin. This makes it feeling parched or dry. At best, go for warm water where it’s not too hot. The time it takes for you to stay in the shower also matters too.
- The way you dry yourself may or may not dry your skin. When you rub yourself dry with a towel, you are stripping your skin of its moisture, so you end up with dry skin. Dermatologists call it skin abuse when you rub yourself dry and a lot of people are doing this.
- Moisturizing your skin is one of the most effective dry skin remedies. The moment you get out of the shower, moisturizers will help keep your skin moisturized by locking in the moisture. At the start of your day, you should moisturize so that the outdoors won’t be too harsh in drying up your skin. At the very least, the moisture that gets sapped up by the sun will be minimal.
- On the topic of outdoors and sunlight, it’s best to stay protected. During the summer, dermatologists suggest wearing sunblock to help minimize sun damage. Clothes will also matter, so if you find yourself going to the beach or anywhere hot and humid, wear something refreshing that doesn’t keep the heat in.
These dry skin remedies are effective, yet won’t cost you that much. You don’t have to buy expensive skin care products to protect yourself from dry skin.