Guest Author - BB Lee
Dry skin is a very common problem among many adults. In fact, everyone has experienced dry skin at least once in their life. Dry skin might be caused by heredity, climate conditions, or even personal cleansing habits. For example, taking too many hot showers, using harsh soaps on the skin. All these habits
contribute to dry skin conditions and aging skin.
Use a Good Moisturizer
Use a thick moisturizer on the skin each and everyday. The best time to apply moisturizer is after you take a bath or shower while the skin is still wet. This will seal in moisture. Also, apply moisturizer when ever your skin starts to feel dry or itchy. This can be anytime throughout the day. Carry a small size moisturizer in your tote. And place one in your desk at work.
People with excessively dry skin should take a quick bath or shower. Prolonged baths tend to really dry out already dry skin according to dermatology experts. They also recommend to never apply harsh soaps to dry skin. Instead, use a milder soap like Dove.
Washing Dry Skin
Scrubbing dry skin abrasively with a loofah, brush, or wash cloth will dry out the skin even more and cause scaling. Use a soft sponge. Rub very gently.
Even though alcohol based beauty cleansers leave the face feeling fresh and clean they dry out skin. Use an oil based cleanser to conquer this problem.
Researchers found that in tropical climates the inhabitants rarely suffer dry skin. If you live in a dry community or your home environment or office is dry purchase a humidifier to increase the moisture in the air. Soon there should be a notable difference in the airs humidity factor.
Select oil based moisturizing makeup that will retain moisture instead of a water based products. Here is a quick nourishing beauty routine to follow to defeat dry skin problems. Remove makeup every night with a gentle cleaner. Then rinse your face with cool water. Blot dry with a soft cloth. Slather on your favorite oil based creamy face moisturize while your skin is still damp to help seal in the moisture.
According to dermatology experts, heavy drinkers tend to have much dryer skin and wrinkle earlier than non drinkers. And with every sip of alcohol ingested the drinker loses the moisture required to keep their skin young, fresh, and supple. The reason: to replace the lost water the skin will draw on the surrounding skin cells to replenish the water that was depleted from drinking the alcohol.
Follow the tips provided in this article to keep your skin younger, fresher, and more supple. Thus, avoiding excessive dry skin.