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Showing posts with label dry skin care. Show all posts
Showing posts with label dry skin care. Show all posts

Monday, May 3, 2010

Caring For Dry Skin

It is hard to ignore dry skin. Dry skin gives one a bad appearance as the upper layer of skin show signs of cracking. Some of the main causes of dry skin are: too much exfoliation, dry climate and treatment of other skin problems.

Dry skin could just be the inherent of one's nature. Whatever the causes are, caring for dry skin is important and easy to accomplish.

Dry skin care starts with moisturisers, the most effective remedy for dry skin. Generally, moisturisers are classified under two categories based on the way they treat dry skin.

Category 1- includes moisturisers that provide dry skin care just by preserving the moisture within the skin. Vaseline would be one example of this. These moisturisers are inexpensive and are readily available, even at grocery stores.

Category 2- includes moisturisers that work by drawing moisture from the environment and supplying it to the skin. This is a very effective way of dry skin care in humid conditions. The moisturisers that provide this type of care are called humectants. For proper dry skin care, you must use a non-greasy type of moisturiser. Humectants fall into this category. The ingredients of humectants include propylene glycol, urea, glycerine, hyaluronic acid.

Dry skin care is not just about using moisturisers, it is also about using them properly. The best skin care procedure would be to cleanse the skin before applying the moisturiser. You can make the application more effective by applying the moisturiser while the skin is still damp after the cleansing. Make sure that you use soap-free products, especially on your face, neck and arms.

Exfoliating helps in dry skin care by removing dead skin cells. However, don’t exfoliate too hard. Skin care products should also provide some type of sun protection. Avoid too much sun exposure. Use a good sunscreen lotion before going out. A lot of moisturisers provide sun protection too, along with dry skin care.

There are natural skin products that provide dry skin care in a natural way without the use of synthetic chemicals. These skin care products supply lipid enhancements to the skin, hence enabling moisture retention within the skin.

Another important factor for skin care is the temperature of the water you use for showering or for washing your face. Use warm water, as water that is too hot or too cold can cause dryness.

Dry skin care is also about being gentle with your skin. You should avoid harsh detergents and alcohol based cleansers. Also, after a face wash, do not rub your towel on your face, just pat gently to soak the water off.

Dry skin care is really simple for anyone who is willing to take it seriously.

Don't forget to wash behind the ears!