Tips to Control Dry Skin
Autumn weather means dryness, Cold weather will generally shrink the
blood vessels in your skin, the skin begins to tighten and pull together. Dry skin is a prominent aspect of bad skin and acne treatments. Whether you are breaking out because of your skin being dry or you are flaking in response to a treatment, controlling the moisture in your skin should be a priority.
Dry skin is characterized by having discolorations and uneven tone. Fine lines are accentuated and wrinkles become more visible when the skin lacks moisture. With dry skin, the elasticity of the skin is restricted and increases our proneness to follicle ruptures and lesions.
In response to a dry skin type, some people break out as their oil glands attempt to compensate by secreting higher quantities of sebum.
Dry skin treatments work by inhibiting oil glands in the skin and controlling the amount of sebum that is secreted into the follicle. Because of this, and especially during the first stages of a treatment where we are first responding to the medications applied, dry skin can be a major hit to how we perceive the treatment’s effectiveness.
Even though dry skin is unavoidable, it generally subsides when retained dead skin cells have been shed.
You can minimize dryness and soothe your skin in several ways.
* Drink plenty of water:
Drinking enough water is essential to having a healthy lifestyle. Also, when suffering from acne, drinking water becomes particularly important. Drink at least two liters of water per day to flush away toxins, ease nutrient transport/absorption, and moisturize your skin. Since water is a transporting medium, drinking enough water will also accelerate tissue healing and body resilience.
* Use light-bodied but powerful moisturizers:
After showering or washing your face use a moisturizer before your skin dries completely. This skin treatment practice is wonderful for dry skin. If you use a moisturizing skin cream or facial skin cream it will seal moisture in the outer layer of your skin making it smoother and less likely to dry out. It is also a good habit to reapply your moisturizer frequently or as often as needed. Be sure to apply it with a gentle hand. Keep in mind that dry skin is brittle and can easily be broken if you rub too hard.
You can add a few drops of jojoba oil into your face lotion to reinforce its moisturizing power.
* Don’t over wash your skin:
Over washing will lead to dry skin no matter what. Gently wash your face a maximum of two times a day for 10-20 seconds. Use a non-soap, non-comedogenic gentle foaming wash to prevent irritability and pore plugs.
* Natural Oil Massage:
As an alternative, choose natural oils, like olive oil or almond oil, or skincare products that contain natural ingredients. Both types of products will supply your skin with essential oils instead of stripping them away and be gentle with your skin.