The weather. Generally, the skin is drier in winter when the temperature drops. At the same time, extreme temperatures and excessive summer humidity affect your skin.
Artificial heat. Because it reduces the humidity in the air, it also reduces the degree of hydration of your skin. Air conditioning has the same effect, and sudden temperature changes do not do well for your sensitive skin.
Hot baths and too long showers. Frequent baths and showers break the lipid barrier of your skin, so avoid doing more than 2 long baths a day and always use products to protect you (shower creams, body lotions, bath oils) always applied to your skin Wet.
Soap and detergents. Some deodorants, soaps and even shampoo dries the skin. At the same time, many textiles do not let your skin breathe, deregulating its natural pace of adaptation to temperature and environmental conditions. Combine the above items and get a dry skin.
Certain diseases – psoriasis, thyroid problems, excess alcohol and coffee, dehydration caused by diarrhea or vomiting may be causes of dry skin.
Moisturize your skin. Use a greasy cream to create a water barrier in your body. If you have extremely dry skin, use olive oil, argan oil or baby oil. I need, repeat, applied on the wet skin as soon as you get out of the shower! Because it absorbs harder, the oil keeps your skin moist for a longer time. Drink as much water!
Avoid the sun. The sun is not your friend, especially in the summer! It can dry your skin and even cure the appearance of skin cancer. Use sunscreen products with high SPF, at least 40.
Avoid smoking. Nicotine contracts the blood vessels, including the capillaries in your skin. This translates into reducing the oxygenation of the skin and drying it.
Use warm water and limit your bathing time. I know you love water and you want to spend half a day in the tub, but too much water (especially warm!) Removes the protective layer of natural oil secreted by the glands in your skin, giving the chance of the water contained in the epidermis to evaporate. It is recommended not to stay more than 15 minutes in the bathroom.
Avoid soaps that dry your skin. Use shower gel or shower gel instead of soap. Choose soaps that have a high content of oils and natural extracts. The sign that you chose the right soap is that after washing, your skin will feel soft and clean, in no case tight and harsh and feels like it’s cracked.
Gentle towels. After showering or bathing, wipe your skin lightly, padding it with a soft towel. Do not rub! Immediately afterwards, use a cream that will soften your skin and give it a pleasant look at the stomach. If your skin is faint, dry, salty, do not erase and apply creams, lotions or oils directly to the wet skin!
Use soft materials. I mean the clothes that let your skin breathe. Natural cotton, silk, flax processed well. I would not recommend the wool because it can produce you called irritation. Run away from synthetic materials, even if they are said to be made for sports and let the skin breathe. Cotton is holy!
If dry skin makes you very uncomfortable, use a hydrocortisone cream or see a doctor. I do not think you want to chill with chronic dry skin!
And now, here are two natural recipes to help your dry skin:
An egg; A spoonful of glycerin or honey; One tablespoon and half peanut butter; 2 drops of lavender essential oil; 2 drops of aloe.
Blend these greases in a clean bowl and place the mixture in the refrigerator for a quarter hour. Apply this moisturizing dry skin mask on the affected areas one hour before bathing. Wait for 20 minutes and wash with cold water. Repeat once a week, four weeks.
Take a piece of clean cloth, soak it in lime tea and apply it to the affected areas to open the pores. Apply clean honey for 15-30 minutes. Clean it with warm water and then rinse with cold water to close the pores again. It is very good for dry skin!
I wish you to feel good in your skin! And how do you feel different when it comes to you so well ?!