I’ve always had pretty dry skin, but lately it’s gotten out of hand. I can’t even put on makeup without looking like a lizard. So I decided to do some research and find out what’s causing this and how to fix it. Here are my top tips for improving your dry skin:
Stop washing your face with hot water.
The first thing to do is stop washing your face with hot water. Hot water can cause inflammation, strip the skin of its natural oils, dry out the skin and even cause redness and irritation. Instead, use lukewarm water on your face—this will help soothe irritation while still cleaning away dirt and oil build-up.
If you want to be extra gentle with your skin, look for a mild cleanser that doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or ingredients (you’ll find these in drugstores under brands like Aveeno). This may be enough for some people with dry-skin problems but if you have severe conditions like eczema or rosacea then it might not be powerful enough for you. If this is the case then it’s time to visit a dermatologist who can recommend stronger treatments such as moisturizers containing retinoids (vitamin A derivatives).
Exfoliation removes dead skin cells, which are the barrier to your skin that can cause dryness and irritation. It also helps keep your pores clear of dirt and oil, which can clog them up and make them more prone to breakouts.
The best way to exfoliate is with a face scrub or cloth that uses gentle granules or particles so you don’t irritate your skin further. You may want to exfoliate every day if you have oily skin, twice a week for normal or dry skin, or once a week for very dry skin.
There are many different kinds of exfoliators: some contain antioxidants like vitamins A or C; others contain salicylic acid for acne treatment; still others use natural ingredients such as ground coffee beans (a great option if you love dark roast!). But before buying any product from the drugstore shelf (or online), check out its ingredient list first!
Weigh up the risk of anti-aging treatments.
As you age, your skin becomes thinner and less elastic. This can make it more prone to wrinkling, sagging, and dryness.
Anti-aging treatments come with a trade-off: they might help your skin look younger but they also raise the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.
If you do choose to have cosmetic surgery or take anti-aging drugs for cosmetic purposes (rather than for medical reasons), be sure to weigh up the risks against any possible benefits.
Find a moisturizer that works for you.
You can find a moisturizer that works for you.
- Look for a non-comedogenic moisturizer. This means the product does not block pores, leaving them open and vulnerable to irritation and breakouts.
- Look for products that contain ceramides, urea, hyaluronic acid, and glycerin—these ingredients will help keep your skin hydrated and supple by attracting water from the atmosphere. Oils like argan oil may also be beneficial in this regard; they help heal damaged skin faster than other formulations do because they contain linoleic acid (an essential omega-6 fatty acid). It’s worth noting that while many products contain some of these elements already—even ones marketed as “moisturizers”—you’ll have to look closely at the label to see what’s actually included in each one so you know if it will work well with your skin type before making an investment there!
In conclusion, there are a lot of ways to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. Don’t worry about dryness. It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all solution—try different products until you find one that works for you. If none of these methods work, consult with a dermatologist as soon as possible!