Tired of dull, tight, itchy, and flaky skin? No idea what is causing the dry skin on your face or how to treat it? Discover the most common causes of dry skin, find out how to hydrate your skin.
WHAT CAUSES DRY SKIN?
Dryness occurs when your skin doesn’t have enough water or oil. Dry skin can affect anyone at any time. You may have dry skin year-round or just in winter months when the temperatures drop and the humidity lowers. Excessive sun exposure and age can be potential causes for dry skin.
What are the Symptoms of Dry Skin?
If you have dry skin on your face, it may flake or itch. Sometimes, it can feel tight to touch or even hurt. Sometimes you may experience scaling, peeling, redness, and an ashy look (for those with a darker complexion).
How can I get rid of dry skin?
Dry skin can generally be treated by tweaking your skincare routine or changing some environmental factors. But before you start tweaking your skin care you must avoid potential causes like:
· Reduce the time you expose to sun.
· Avoid hot air.
· Use care products without perfumes, colourants and parabens.
· Reduce the time spent in hot water.
Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin
Cleansing: Choose non-foaming cleanser with hydrating ingredient like hyaluronic Acid, that will clean the skin from oil and dirt without disrupting the outer skin layer.
Moisturizing: Moisturising your skin with a great moisturiser not only replenishes lost moisture but helps prevent your skin from losing it in the future, keeping your skin supple and hydrated.
You must look for light moisturizers that contain ingredients that can soften rough cells, pull in hydration, and form a protective seal over the surface of the skin like, Glycerine, Niacinamide, and of course hyaluronic acid.
SPF Protection: When skin isn’t protected by SPF, it’s more vulnerable to sun damage, which makes it less able to retain moisture.
Serum: For extra hydration, you can add a serum to your skin care routine. The main difference between serum and moisturiser is that serums penetrate deeper into the skin, while moisturizers act more on the surface of the skin, repairing dry skin and decreasing scaling. Again, you must look for ingredients that can add hydrating to your skin such as hyaluronic acid and Glycerine.
Remember the first step to hydrating your skin is hydrating your body. It is recommended for you to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Your body may require more, depending on your daily activities and weight.