Your skin generates less sebum than normal if you have a dry skin type. As a result, your skin lacks the lipids it requires to maintain moisture and form a protective barrier against external effects like harsh weather. A pale complexion, red patches, and a tight feeling are all signs of dry skin.
You can't help but feel a little smug about your perfectly even skin when it's hot and humid outside and everyone else looks like they slathered their t-zones with oil. When the air is dry and the only breeze is a scorching one, your face may feel stretched and lifeless, and your complexion may appear dull.
The good news is that with the correct skincare products and tips, you can keep your skin looking great (and your smug attitude!) all year.
Bath with lukewarm water - Showers with lukewarm water are very useful for dry skin. Hot water might deplete your sebum (oils) and exacerbate the problem, therefore lukewarm water is a much better option. It's worth noting that hot water opens pores while cold water closes them. It is safer to be in the middle, thus lukewarm water is advised.
Always be Hydrated - Drinking plenty of water is essential. No matter what skin type you have, your body needs water to look and feel its best. If you don't drink enough water, your skin will become dry, tight, and flaky as a result of a lack of hydration. Drinking eight 8-ounce glasses of water, or roughly 2 litres, or half a gallon, of water each day is recommended by health professionals.
Weekly exfoliation is recommended - Dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin, making it look dreary, regardless of your skin type. Exfoliation can assist in the removal of dead skin cells, resulting in brighter skin. If you have dry skin, try include an exfoliating face and body scrub in your skincare routine. Your skin will become smoother over time if you apply it often.
Be gentle when you cleanse - Yes you already know you have a dry skin, yet you don't have to handle it with aggression. Be gentle when cleansing and use mild product such that you skin won't dry out again. Remember the aim to is reduce the dryness.
Take Sun Safety Very Seriously - This is important regardless of your skin type, but if you're always dealing with rough patches and sensitive skin. The sun not only damages your cells, but it also dries up your skin. Wear sunscreen, invest on a big floppy hat, and seek shade whenever you can.
Moisturize morning and night - Moisturizing morning and night is crucial, and this is especially true for dry skin. After you've taken a shower, apply your favorite moisturizer to your face and neck, rubbing it over your skin to avoid flaky and cracked skin.
Mix moisturizer and oil - Instead of using only oil or moisturizer, this rule is quite important. It's great to apply both to give your skin that extra boost of hydration.