Dry skin is a problem not just in the winter with its cold temperatures, and howling winds, but dry skin can come from using harsh cleansers, having too hot a bath or even getting on an airplane.
Dry skin above everything else causes irritation. When your skin has a low amount of natural oils or sebum it loses its ability to retain moisture. Without enough moisture, your skin becomes dry, meaning an itchy, cracked, and even blemished skin. Unhealthy skin caused by lack of moisture and caused by dryness makes skin look dull.
Bathing, washing your hands, cleaning your face should not be done with hot water. Use lukewarm water at most. Also avoid frequent washing of face and bathing. Try showering or bathing every other day instead of daily. This will help your skin maintain the oils that are so essential to great-feeling skin.
For frequent hand washing make sure you put lotion or moisturiser on your hands right after every wash. Moisturisers are designed to reduce water loss from the epidermis. In addition to preventing further dryness, they provide a barrier against soot and dirt, make your pores seem smaller and offer a temporary feeling of smoothness.
For better looking skin and for moisturized skin, you should always be conscious about drinking enough water - at least 8 glasses of water each day.
All areas that are exposed to the sun, such as the face, ears, hands, and back of the neck should have a moisturizer containing sun block or a sunscreen of SPF 15 or greater applied daily.
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