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Dry skin can occur when skin doesn’t retain sufficient moisture. Your skin can get dry because of frequent bathing, improper body wash products, low humidity, or cold weather. Dry skin could be irritating as you may suffer from red, rough, and itchy skin.
Don’t worry though, here is a simple and easy guide to avoid your dry skin and it can help all who battle dry skin.
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Use a humidifier
The drier the air, the drier the skin. Place a humidifier in the room maximizing the amount of water in the air where you spend the most time. Humidifiers can increase the moisture level in the air and help the skin’s barrier stay hydrated. Be sure the heat is not too high to avoid extra dryness in the air.
Limit time to bathe or shower daily
If you bathe longer than 10 minutes daily, your skin’s oily layer could strip away and lose moisture. Avoid hot water and use lukewarm water as hot water can make you surface dehydration. Also, make sure to use a light touch of bath sponges and don’t rub the skin when towelling dry.
Avoid harsh body washes
Drying ingredients like fragrances, alcohol, or additive can dry your skin. Trying gentle, creamy, moisturizing body wash products is a great option to stop stripping the skin of its natural oils and help skin hold on to moisture throughout the night.
Apply a thick moisturizer
Skin moisturizers rehydrate the top layer of skin cells and seal in the moisture. Coat your skin with a thick moisturizer. Look for moisturizing products contain ceramides and hyaluronic acid. If you often feel overly dry, use creams rather than lotions. Trying a hydrating sheet mask can be a good option too at bedtime.
Apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing or showering
Applying moisturizer immediately helps plug the spaces between your skin cells and seal while your skin is damp. If you want to reduce the greasy feel of thick lotions or creams, rub a small amount into your hands and then rub it over the areas you want until neither your hands nor the areas feel greasy.
Never scratch your skin
The more you scratch, the more you will feel itchy. Scratching your skin can irritate your body and moisturizers mostly can control the itch. If you feel itchy, it usually means your skin needs more moisture. Apply more moisturizers or try a cold pack or compress to relieve itchy spots.
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