When it comes to treating dry skin, you need to look into what is the main cause of dry skin. If it is hereditary, then you need to commit to a skincare routine that manages the dry skin, since it is very likely that it will always be dry.
When treating dry skin, be sure to use creamy cleansers, rich moisturisers and exfoliating products. Just take extra care when using exfoliating products, you don’t want to over-exfoliate as that would remove the outer protective layer of the skin, which will further dry out the skin even more.
Many dermatologists recommend limiting your bath or shower time to 5 to 10 minutes and using warm water rather than hot water. Hot water can inflame the skin and can even strip away the skin’s natural oils, fats and protein; disrupting your skin’s natural balance of moisture. After you have had your shower or bath, apply a moisturiser liberally once you have towel dried your skin.
If your skin is dry due to environmental factors, such as pollution, or health conditions, like eczema or psoriasis, then eliminating all factors that cause dry skin is the best form of action. You can also take supplements, such as vitamin A, omega-3 or a really good multivitamin, that can help to achieve a healthy-looking and hydrated skin.
Use Products That Are Skin-Friendly
When choosing a product to treat your dry skin, avoid skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrances and retinoid. And instead, opt for products that contain more naturally-sourced ingredients, which are gentle to the skin, and contain more antioxidants, minerals and vitamins.