Whether you’re in a dry summer climate, winter, or spring at some point in the year everyone experiences dry skin, it’s not pleasant and often leads to unwanted breakouts and a surface for cakey looking makeup. But luckily there are ways to help yourself and so many products on the market that we can turn that dry skin issues around.
How to hydrate your skin?
- Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! I cannot stress enough the importance of using a moisturizer, not only does it keep your skin moist and healthy but actually creates a seal to keep water from escaping and in effect keeps the dryness away. Applying a few times a day is best but most importantly after a warm bath or shower. Using a thicker moisturizer such as over the counter brands like Eucerin and Cetaphil have proved most effective for minimizing dry skin. However, if your skin is extremely dry you might want to additional add an oil such as baby oil as this has more ‘staying power’ and prevents evaporation of water from the surface of your skin.
- Drinking water. During the drier months of the year, it is extremely important to keep yourself hydrated. By making sure we are drinking an adequate amount of water, we keep the top layer of the skin hydrated, supple, and healthy. Dehydration is often an underlying cause of dry skin. Lowering caffeine consumption and high sugar beverages will help you too.
- Sun protection. Those pleasant sunny days do not only give us a relax but harm for our skin because of a huge contributing factor to the dryness of our skin. Luckily it is easy to fix that and still get our tanning in. SUNSCREEN, an SPF of at least 30 before exposure to the sun in summer or in winter will ensure your skin remains soft, smooth, and healthy, especially on the face where the skin is more delicate and we want to protect it.