The Best Skin Care Strategies For Dry Skin
Everyone’s natural skin care routine is individual and specific to that person, but there are four overall skin types – normal, dry, oily and combination.. Dry skin is not normal – it is drier than is healthy, so here are some basic skin care strategies for dry skin.
Treat it from the inside!
What you eat and drink can affect the condition of your skin. The body needs water, as does the skin, so it’s important to stay well hydrated. Dry skin needs more water, so drink as much as you can. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which can dehydrate the skin.
Eat lots of fruit and vegetables, particularly those with high water content, like melons, grapes and salad vegetables. Aim for a high intake of vitamins A, B and C from citrus fruits, berries, dairy products and leafy green vegetables. Find vitamin E – which is very helpful for dry skin – in nuts, seeds and oils, as well as whole grains. Naturally Mediterranean skin care products also contain vitamin E. Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids like oily fish and nuts can also boost the skin’s natural oil production.
Cleanse your skin twice each day, in the morning and evening. Avoid soap if you have dry skin, and go for a facial wash with added moisturisers. Use warm water, as very hot or very cold water can irritate the skin. If your skin is really dry, try moisturising facial wipes for cleansing, instead of wash off cleansers.
Never use a toner on dry skin, particularly one that contains alcohol. Freshen the skin by splashing or spritzing with cool water, and allow it to dry naturally.
All skin needs moisturiser, and for dry skin, it’s extra important. Look for a moisturiser with a high oil content, or you could use coconut oil or olive oil, applied directly to the skin. Apply moisturiser while the skin is slightly damp, to lock in as much moisture as possible. Choose a moisturiser with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, to protect your skin from the drying effects of the sun.
Sun can dry the skin, causing premature aging, so it’s important to protect it from the sun’s rays. Choose moisturising sun protection products, with an SPF of at least 15 – or higher if your skin is really dry. Don’t use body sunscreen products on the face – opt for a moisturising facial sunscreen.
Skin is a living thing, and cells die all the time. Exfoliating once a week will remove dead skin cells, boost the circulation and leave the skin glowing. Make your own exfoliant using yogurt, honey and sugar. Massage into the skin, leave it for a few minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Pat the skin dry with a soft towel, and moisturise as normal.
If your skin is very dry, maybe you need a night cream. If you also have sensitive skin, find a night cream with anti-inflammatory characteristics.
When you have dry skin, the trick is to lock in the skin’s existing moisture, and use skin care products that can hydrate and moisturise. It’s all part of natural organic skin care. The skin care tips outlined above will help your skin to look good and feel good, even if it’s dryer than normal.
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