Dry Skin Care Tips
No one wants to suffer from dry skin, so if this is a problem for you, there are remedies you can use to correct it. One of them is to use alpha hydroxy acid based moisturizers because there is more than one benefit to doing so. Not only do these types of moisturizers remove dry skin from your body they also work to trap your skin's natural moisture. Dermatologists recommend using the thickest moisturizer you can find.
Another way to combat dry skin is to soak a cloth towel in milk and then rub the towel on your skin for five minutes. This will eliminate any itchiness from your skin thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties. Milk with lactic acid is also excellent at remedying dry skin. Oatmeal is also a great ingredient to add to your bath water to treat your dry skin. Pouring finely chopped oatmeal into your bath water will leave you with soft, smooth skin. An alternative to oatmeal is to use Greek yogurt. When you put a thin layer of the yogurt on a patch of skin that is dry, leave it on your skin for anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes before washing it off and the formerly dry patch of skin should be softened.
Nightime Skincare Routine
Your nightime routine can also help you win the battle against dry skin. Before bed, take a lukewarm bath and stay in it until the skin on your fingers begins to wrinkle. After getting out of the bath, partially dry your skin and apply almond butter or other similar oil. This has proven to be an effective treatment for extremely dry skin.
Aside from almond butter, applying an avocado mask to your face will make your skin moist again. You can make one at home by cutting an avocado in half, peeling one of the halves and combining it with olive oil and also honey if your skin is particularly dry. After applying the mask, wear it for 15 or even 20 minutes and remove the mask. For added protection, once you've removed it, apply a coat of the moisturizer you normally use. It is recommended to apply a serum on your face before going to sleep. The skin will absorb the serum, making your skin look more radiant in the morning.
One thing that you may not realize is that taking a hot shower for an extended period of time can actually cause dry skin. Short showers that use warm instead of hot water are the best choice for your skin. Exposure to hot water for too long removes the natural moisture from your skin and dries it out quickly.
It is also advisable to be aware of how many times per day you wash your face. While in the summer you can get away with washing it twice a day, during the winter it is best to scale back to once a day. For even more protection against dry skin, use cleansing oil as opposed to soap and water.
These are just a few of the many ways that you can treat dry skin on your own. There are countless remedies that will keep your skin moist.
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