Dry skin has been the most commonly researched issue in the world of skincare, yet we still feel the most confused about it. Many different products as well as abnormal skin behaviors can cause scars and peeling of the skin. Over-washing is the most common cause of dry skin. Using water to cleanse your face more than twice a day can cause unnecessary dryness.
Also, our skin may not always have the same "skin type" categorization throughout our lives. Sometimes it can even change on a daily basis due to environmental factors. We have weather conditions to thank for this, which can truly be frustrating depending on where we live.
You're likely aware that during the summer months skipping that SPF can cause life-long damage to the skin. Resist replacing it with simple moisturizer. The cream retains moisture and combined with your sweat, it cam cause break outs.
We also have the chemicals from the products we use. Believe it or not, some moisturizers, cleansers and scrubs can cause damage to the other zones of your face that they aren't meant to be treating.
Without extending the panic, here are our top three effective solutions to combat against dry skin:
- Using Organic Oils and Natural Serums: Coconut oil, jojoba oil and honey are the most commonly used products, but there are uncommon oils that you can use daily as well such as almond oil, rosehip and macadamia.
- Healthy Diet: Just because diet is in the instructions, doesn’t mean you are going to sacrifice anything. We have alcohol, of course you can have a glass of wine from time to time, especially if it’s organic, but reduce weekly consumption. Carrots, berries, beans, lentils and peas are high in antioxidants that help the production of new healthy cells that replace old, dry ones. Try to include these daily. Don't forget to consume plenty of water. 60 percent of our body is water. Simple as that. We should consume on average, 8 glasses of water a day.
- Shower Temperature: Hot showers can cause several problems; they can damage the skin and cause irritation. Changing from cold water to hot can cause drastic changes in your skin. Lukewarm water is always recommended.
Hope you enjoyed these three quick tips for dry skin issues!
We wish you all beautiful skin,