Dry air, dry skin? Here are some solutions to restore moisture.
Is your skin feeling drier than usual? The cooler weather and drop in humidity may be to blame. Dry skin can cause your hands to feel rough, feet crack, make fine lines are wrinkles more noticeable, and make sensitive skin flakey.
Adequate hydration internally and externally can solve your dry skin problems.
To help restore moisture to dry skin and prevent its return, dermatologists recommend the following.
Make sure your shower or bath routine is not making the dry skin worse.
These tips prevent you from stripping more moisture out of your skin when the air outside is dry.
- Use warm rather than hot water.
- Spend no more than 5 – 10 minutes in the bath or shower.
- Keep your bathroom door closed when you shower.
- Wash with natural moisturizing soaps.
- Avoid overdoing it on the soap that strips essential oils from the skin.
- Apply moisturizer after the shower.
Hot water feels amazing when it’s cool and dry, but hot water and long showers make dry skin worse. Dermatologists recommend short warm water showers and using natural moisturizing products after you cleanse.
Lock moisture into the skin after you soap off.
When you shower or wash your hands, replenish the skin with soothing natural oils to moisturize immediately after washing. Ointments, creams, and lotions trap moisture in your skin. Choose a natural fragrance-free lotion with clean ingredients.
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- Organic Aloe Leaf Juice
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Use an ointment, salve, or balm.
Ointments and balms that contain one or more of the following ingredients help replenish and moisturize your skin beyond the surface:
- Jojoba oil
- Coconut oil
- Hyaluronic acid
- Vitamin E
- Olive Oil
- Mineral oil
- Coco Butter
- Shea butter
To relieve dry hands, apply a non-greasy hand cream after washing hands.
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Use only gentle, fragrance-free skin care products.
Many skin care products have ingredients that are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. Opt for fragrance-free natural soaps and topicals that are full of plant-based oils and ingredients you recognize.
Dermatologists point out to look further into the ingredient panel because the word “unscented” might mean the product contains chemicals to neutralize or hide odors of other ingredients. These chemicals can irritate dry, sensitive skin. The best advice is to keep your skin care light and natural.
Dry skin? Stop using skin care products that contain any of the following:
- Alcohol (except for hand sanitizer)
- Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)
- Fragrance, including deodorant soaps
Avoiding these products will help your skin retain its natural oils.
If you are frequently using hand sanitizer, apply ointment after it dries to help reduce dryness.
Your hands may be the first place you notice dry skin. Protect your skin with gloves when doing the following activities:
- Using cleaning products or chemicals
- Working outdoors
- Walking in cold weather
- Performing tasks that require you to get your hands wet
Wear layers and use a laundry detergent that won’t irritate your skin.
Keep your skin warm with breathable clothing. If your clothes are making you sweat or are too tight, they could be irritating your skin.
- Wear cotton under clothing if you are wearing wool or another material that feels rough.
- Use laundry detergent labeled “hypoallergenic.”
Add moisture to the air.
Plug in a humidifier and keep some moisture in the air. If you have a fireplace sitting in front of open hot air dries your skin fast.
Apply these tips, and your skin will start to feel better quick. As the cold weather is on its way, stay hydrated and keep your body moisturized for healthy, vibrant skin care.