Every now and then, we notice dry skin on our faces or other parts of our bodies that appear strange; this is when we sound the alarm. Relax! Dry skin is more common than you might think, and it can affect anyone. The most important thing, however, is that it does not remain that way. Dry skin can be caused by a variety of underlying issues, ranging from the weather to aging. However, it is not a death sentence or a necessary evil. Dry skin can be completely avoided by being more conscious of what you wear, consume, and apply to your skin. Because we’re dedicated to your overall slay (including your skin), we’ve compiled a list of seven home remedies for dry skin that you can try.
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When you have dry skin, it is common for it to appear scaly and/or itchy. Exfoliating scrubs and removes dead skin cells, revealing newer, brighter skin. Exfoliating can be beneficial, but it’s not a good idea to over-exfoliate. As a result, experts recommend a once-a-week session. This effectively buffs away dead skin cells while not tiring your skin.
Moisturize That Dry Skin
Invest in a good moisturizer and apply it after a shower to avoid cracked skin. It retains moisture and keeps the skin supple. When your skin can’t handle another layer of moisturizer, there are several other hydration options besides daily moisturizers. Emulsions and oils are lightweight alternatives. However, only use products containing natural ingredients because they can gently moisturize and cleanse your skin without harming it. Products containing goat milk, aloe vera, or cocoa butter, for example, are more effective and gentle, and can keep your skin soft and flake-free.
Hydrate To Prevent Dry Skin
Consume plenty of water. We cannot emphasize this enough. Eight 8-ounce glasses, or about 2 liters, or 0.5 gallon per day, is commonly recommended by health authorities. Adequate hydration helps the body rid itself of toxins that cause dry skin and, as a result, maintains glowing skin. This is one of the most important steps to better skin. If you notice that 8 glasses of water isn’t enough, add another cup or two. The more water you drink, the better your skin will be, but don’t overdo it.
Reduce The Use Of Hot Water Baths
Okay, we know it’s winter, and cold baths aren’t ideal at this time of year. However, it’s important to note that taking a hot bath further dries out the oil in the skin, leaving it scaly. Warm water is unquestionably preferable, and you can find your ideal temperature even in this chilly weather. Don’t forget to apply moisturizer immediately after taking a bath to help lock in moisture.
When it comes to adding moisture to the air, humidifiers are your best bet. It treats dry skin and alleviates flu symptoms while you sleep. The good news is that they are relatively easy to find and extremely affordable.
Simply “oil” The Dry Skin Away
Apply coconut oil to dry skin on the face, cracked heels, and the entire body. You can also add natural oils to your bathwater, such as avocado oil. This will assist the skin in replenishing its natural oil, causing it to become moist and succulent to the touch.
Dress Appropriately For The Weather
When inclement weather is forecast, protect your skin. In the winter, cover your face and avoid long walks, and keep your hands warm by wearing gloves. Also, avoid overexposure to the sun and wear sunscreen at all times. Basically, you should always protect your skin from the elements.
Having great skin is possible regardless of what happens, but you must be intentional about it. So take care of yourself and shine bright!
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