Having dry skin can be an uncomfortable experience, to put it mildly. Itchiness, redness, roughness, flaky, a feeling of tightness and all things associated with skin that is void of moisture – can certainly make one miserable.
Luckily, there are ways to deal with dry skin by tweaking certain lifestyle habits. In fact, some can soothe your skin almost immediately like using some aloe vera gel, infusing moisture and providing relief. Here are some rescue tips to alleviate the unpleasant symptoms of dry skin.
1. Steam for Moisture
When you take a warm shower, don’t let all that steam go to waste. Close the door to recreate a sauna effect and let that cloud of steam soak in through your open pores. Allow the beads of water to pamper your skin and make it feel moist.
2. Warm Water, Not Hot
Talking about showers, go easy on the high temperatures. A warm shower is enough to gather steam. Hot water will only dry out the skin even further.
3. Spritz Some Water
Instead of steam, you can also use a humidifier to spray light mists of moisture into the air. Your skin too can reap the benefits of this device because it keeps your atmosphere moist; making it a comfortable environment for dry and dehydrated skin.
It lessens that tight feeling of your skin as your environment’s moisture content increases. Skin feels less dry. Place one in your bedroom to lull you to sleep and wake up to air that is light and moist. If possible, place a few of these humidifiers at different locations around your house. As you move around indoors, the air can still be moist which is great news for your skin.
4. Select Your Skin Care
Choose your skincare products well. Soap and suds may seem like efficient cleaning agents but there is nothing efficient about having your skin stripped off its natural oils; oils that serve to moisturize your skin. An option that makes more sense is Beaubelle’s Extra Mild Cleansing Milk Wash because as it cleanses, it moisturizes; making skin feel soft and supple.
5. Don’t Rub, Just Dab
After washing your face, do not rub it vigorously with a face towel. In fact, do not rub it at all. Just gently dab your face with a towel until your skin surface goes from wet to damp.
6. Lock Down The Mist
After you have showered, taken a bath or cleansed your face, immediately apply serums, creams or moisturizers while your face is still damp, to lock in the moisture.
7. Mobile Moisturizer
On any given day, you probably wear a moisturizer once in the morning and then again at night. But what happens in between? Even the most long-wearing moisturizer can be wiped off easily, if not worn off.
You may want to consider carrying a moisturizer with you at all times so you can apply and reapply it to your skin, just as you would with a sunscreen which has to be applied and reapplied throughout the day.
Check out Beaubelle’s Dew for Moisture skincare travel set that is tailored especially for dry skin.
8. Scrubbing Dry Skin
If you must exfoliate, try Clarity Brightening Cleansing Exfoliator or Radiance Natural Polishing Skin Refiner. Both are essentially facial scrubs that are suitable for all skin types including dry skin. Just remember to exfoliate slow and gentle so you do not end up with irritating the skin instead. Like sensitive skin, dry skin turns red easily.
9. Sunnies Please
Wear sunglasses during the daytime not just to block the brightness of the sun but also to protect your eye area from becoming too dry. Use sun protection of at least SPF 30 like the formula found in Shield Nude Holistic Solar Defence Fluid SPF 30 by Beaubelle. Sun damage can make dry skin even drier so gear up and protect your skin at all cost!
10. Watch What You Eat
What you consume can also make a difference to your dry skin. Thus, Omega 3 supplement is recommended, to add more moisture to your skin. Omega 3 are natural oils like olive oil and coconut oil