Face is more prone to dry skin problems than other parts of the body and the reason behind this is face skin is sensitive, so it can dry quicker leaving flaky itchy patches on your face. Dry skin on face are annoying than dry skin on hands and legs. Here are few common important tips recommended by skin experts which will help you to get rid of flaky dry skin patches on your face.
Let’s start in an order so you can easily remember and follow it.
Step-by-Step Procedure to Get Rid Of Dry Skin on Face
#1 Use warm water; not hot water
Especially in winter steamy shower or face wash may seem good but it will dry up your skin. Hot water stripes natural oils from your skin layer which are responsible for holding up moist over your face and body.
Dermatologist expert suggests using warm water to wash face.
Anyway if you need hot water to wash then quickly rinse with cold water to reduce the time of heating lingers on the face.
#2 Don’t use soaps with sodium lauryl sulfate
As this, steals away moisturizer from face. Only use mild cleanser which is good for your skin. Also avoid soaps with added fragrances as this contains some amount of alcohol which will dry your skin.
#3 Pat your skin dry, use soft terry cloth
Using synthetic cloth to dry your face may harm your skin. Instead soft terry cloth to pat dry and leave some moist on your face; don’t dry completely. This moist present will be helpful while applying moisturizer.
#4 Apply a moisturizer
You can get any moisturizer cream from a local store. Else you can also try home available moisturizer like honey, Olive oil, Aloe Vera other natural oils. It’s preferred that the moisturizer is applied when your skin is moist this will helps trap moisturizer for longer time.
Now, let’s move toward few important Do’s and Don’ts.
#5 Don’t irritate your skin with shaving (men) and makeup (women)
Guys you’ve got an extra concern here, shaving dries up your skin. So take necessary precautions. We suggest growing bear; it’s good for health too!
And gals don’t apply makeup which harms your skin. You can easily dry your skin with heavy makeup and mascara.
#6 Cover-up when needed
Not always it’s recommended to cover your face. But when needed then cover it up with a hat or by applying sunscreen lotion in summer. Also in winter you need to cover-up your face with a woolen cloth.
#7 Run humidifier
Cold and dry air in winter is the main cause of dry skin on face and other parts of the body. Heat will keep you warm and the best method is to have a humidifier in your room. You can track humidity in a room with hygrometer (inexpensive).
#8 Drink more water
If you make a habit of drinking at least 2 liters of water everyday then you can get rid of many common skin diseases. Dry skin is one among them. By drinking required amount of water you’re actually hydrating your body skin from the inside.
#9 Take vitamin rich food
Eat raw vegetables, fruits and if needed take vitamin supplements.
Apply Aloe Vera leafy twice a week to recover from dry skin quickly.
- Drink more water.
- Take vitamin rich food.
- Wash with warm water.
- Avoid hot water.
- Apply moisturizer.
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