Dry skin has low sebum levels and may be susceptible to flakiness and other effects of insufficient moisturisation. As it lacks hydration reserves, its surface appears dull-toned; after washing it will feel tight or tighten following contact with water; applying lotion or skin cream might help alleviate some discomfort afterward; severe symptoms are cracking and peeling which indicate extremely dry, dehydrated skin conditions.
Maintain Your Natural Oils
Your body naturally produces oils to lubricate your skin and protect it against drying out, yet there are numerous things throughout the day that erode its protective layers and alter their balance. One major risk for the protective barrier on your skin’s natural defenses is in how often and deeply we wash ourselves – using harsh cleansers that strip too much oil from our pores or hot showers can both pose risks; to safeguard its safety lower your shower temperatures as far as possible and opt for cleansing products designed specifically for “sensitive skin”.
Make sure not to wash too frequently or for too long; both can strip away much-needed oil. Shower for 10-15 minutes once daily, or wash once every other day at most.
You have probably come across advice to exfoliate dry skin to remove dead cells, protect against diseases and help hydrating products absorb efficiently into the body. While this advice might seem obvious, you must heed it with care.
No need for unnecessary peels – one once every week should suffice, especially on sensitive regions such as the face. You shouldn’t use harsh exfoliants like loofahs or pumice stones; in most cases heating soft drink glue or an unblemished washcloth will do the trick without harm.
Make sure that the washcloth you are using is always pristine. One reason why loofahs may cause issues is due to them hosting microbes and bacteria; using a spotless washcloth may prevent future outbreaks.
Dry Your Skin Carefully
Carefully Dry Your Skin Be cautious when drying your skin, since harsh towel scouring may damage it as well as remove an excessive amount of dampness and oil, potentially exacerbating current issues or creating new ones. For best results, air dry whenever possible or gently wipe off with a soft, clean fabric towel if you must blot off excess dampness with towels or cloth material.
Apply A Moisturizer
After cleansing or wetting your skin, it is important to apply a layer of lotion in order to lock in moisture and replace lost oils that might have been stripped from it during washing or wetting. A thin but reliable layer should suffice; any form of protection can make an important difference.
Lanolin cream is one of the best ways to protect and keep moisture at bay for your skin, made by animals to care for themselves and protect themselves. A widely recognized US brand is Bag Balm which can be found at most pharmacies.
Lanolin can be excessive for your face and should only be applied sparingly and as needed. Instead, lighter products that do not contain oil should be utilized so as not to block pores or cause other skin conditions.
Apply A Thicker Layer At Night
If possible, apply a thicker layer of product before bedtime, covering the area in apparel to protect the item and maximize absorption by your skin. Do note, though, that many skin-saturating items smudge, so ensure to cover your skin with clothing you won’t mind covering with such as old sweatpants or night robes to maintain coverage of product on skin.