Each skin type is specific and requires extra care. That’s why we bring you 10 tips to save your skin from the feeling of being drying out.
Cleaning of dry skin
Don’t overdo it with cleaning. Twice a day is just right. Use gentle, moisturizing products that do not damage the skin’s protective layer and try to avoid water. Cream cleansers have the most delicate composition and are designed primarily for normal to dry skin. For dehydrated skin, try cleansing oils that hydrate the skin to an increased extent. Although it sounds paradoxical, water dries the skin. It evaporates quickly and the skin remains drier than before.
Dry skin is vulnerable to viruses and bacteria
The wrong cosmetic products and neglecting dry skin care can dry out the skin and cause various skin diseases.
Cosmetic products for dry skin
Use heavier, oily creams at night; choose a lighter moisturizer at day. The most suitable are products with vitamins A (retinol) and E, green and brown seaweed, ceramides, hyaluronic acid … In winter, use oil instead of cream. Don’t get trapped by advertising or good advice from a friend. Every skin is different and each requires different care. Avoid cosmetics containing alcohol and try natural products that do not dry out the skin.
Peeling – yes or no?
In some cases, yes – if there are dead cells or flakes present on the skin. Using the peeling, dead cells are removed and there is new space for new, healthy cells. Treat yourself to a peeling a maximum of 2 times a month.
Hot shower and hot bath every day
Although water dries your skin, you don’t have to give up daily showering. Replace the hot bath with a shorter shower with lukewarm water. If you don’t want to give up hot baths completely, try to reduce the frequency and add bath oils to the water.
Excessive use of soaps, shower gels, and cleaning agents
Soaps and shower gels destroy the skin’s natural defense mechanism. The skin’s protective layer quickly re-forms, but with repeated use, the protective layer gradually thins and the skin will become drier and drier. Oil-based showers and cleaners are the most suitable.
Drink enough and eat properly
You need to hydrate the skin not only from the outside but also from the inside. You should drink at least 2-3 liters of water a day. Replace soft and sweet drinks with clean water or mineral water. Coffee or cola will not help you, just the opposite – they dehydrate the body. The skin condition is related not only to cosmetic products but also to a proper lifestyle. Make sure you eat enough healthy fats found in fish, nuts or avocados.
Extremely dry air
If you spend a lot of time daily inside with dry air, in an air-conditioned room or you have dry air at home, try humidifiers.
You don’t have to stop sunbathing. To reduce UV rays, use quality cosmetics intended for sunbathing and after sun products, consume enough beta-carotene and drink plenty of fluids.
not only active smoking harms the skin but also staying in smoky areas. Today, almost all restaurants offer non-smoking areas or even a complete ban on smoking. Smoking has a significant effect on drying the skin and subsequently on the formation of wrinkles. In addition to making your skin look better at first glance, you will do something for your overall health.
Dry skin and rashes
Although this skin is dry and there is no excessive sebum secretion, rashes or acne can also form on this skin type. There are several reasons.
- Even if the skin is dry, do not provide hydration excessively. It is even said that less is sometimes more. This is also true, especially in this case. Try replacing thick and oily creams with softer ones with a lighter composition.
- Try new cosmetics alternatives. There are millions of cosmetics on the market and you will find the most suitable one for your skin. Swapping products too often is also not recommended. Give your skin enough time to get used to the new cosmetic product.
- Cleanse your body and get rid of toxins. The rashes can be caused by improper lifestyle or a lifestyle change. When it comes to lifestyle changes, rashes and acne are only temporary. Give them time to be appropriately healed naturally and not „clean them“ unless required.