Important Tips for Dehydrated, Dry Skin
Important Tips for Dehydrated, Dry Skin
If you have dry skin, you know how frustrating it can be. You might feel like your face and body are constantly in need of hydration, yet somehow, no matter how much moisturizer you apply or how good the products are that you use, they just don't seem to help. That's because your skin has unique needs that many other people with different types of skin don't face—and it's not your fault! Dry skin often comes with a few extra challenges that need to be addressed on top of using any other product. But don't worry: We've got five tips for taking care of dehydrated, dry skin so that yours stays soft and smooth as silk!
Use a gentle cleanser.
You should also use a gentle cleanser. A good rule of thumb is to look for products that are free of sulfates, parabens and dyes; these ingredients can be harsh on your skin. You'll also want to avoid any cleansers with alcohol in them.
In general, it's best for dry skin if you use a gentle cleanser in the morning and at night (you may need two different kinds). In addition to being non-irritating, this type of product will help remove makeup as well as dirt from throughout the day so that it doesn't clog up pores or cause further irritation later on.
Skip the alcohol.
Skip the alcohol. Alcohol is a common ingredient in lotions, toners, and cleansers--but it's also one of the worst things you can put on your skin. According to dermatologist Dr. Elizabeth Tanzi (who has helped thousands of patients with dry skin), "[alcohol] dries out the outer layer of skin and makes it more susceptible to irritation."
Use creamy moisturizers instead of watery ones. If you're looking for a good moisturizer for dry skin types (and who isn't?), opt for one that contains coconut oil or shea butter as its base ingredient; these natural oils are hydrating without being heavy or greasy on top of other products like foundation or powder!
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.
The most important step to keeping your skin hydrated is moisturizing. Applying a moisturizer right after you wash your face will lock in moisture and prevent dryness, which can lead to flaking and irritation.
Use a daily moisturizer with SPF of 30 or higher every morning--and make sure it's formulated for your skin type! If you have oily skin, look for something lightweight and oil-free; if you have dry or sensitive skin (like I do), choose something richer that contains hyaluronic acid or ceramides to help lock in moisture without irritating the surface of the epidermis.
Don't scrub dry skin (ever).
Scrubs can be too harsh for dry skin.
If you have dry skin, it's important to avoid using abrasive exfoliants or scrubs on your face. These products can cause irritation and redness in addition to removing the protective layer of skin that helps keep moisture in while keeping out dirt and bacteria. Scrubs also tend to be very rough on your face--and that means they're more likely than others (like creamy cleansers) at causing micro-tears in the skin's surface when used regularly over time.
Choose the right products for your skin type.
In order to choose the right products for your skin type, it's important to know what that is. Dry skin is characterized by a lack of moisture and can be caused by genetics, environmental factors (such as cold weather), or even certain medications or skincare products. Oily or acne-prone skin often produces excess oil that can cause breakouts if not addressed properly. Sensitive skin can react negatively to some ingredients found in certain cosmetics--for example, fragrances can cause irritation or allergic reactions in some individuals with sensitive complexions.
So how do you know which types of products are best for each type of complexion? If you have dryness issues like wrinkles and fine lines around the eyes due to dehydration from lack of hydration, hydrating formulas may help alleviate those symptoms while also moisturizing them with natural ingredients like aloe vera gel or shea butter; however if these same symptoms are caused by sun damage then using retinol would be more beneficial since this vitamin A derivative helps reduce wrinkles while also being anti-inflammatory soothes any redness associated with sunburns (1). Similarly if someone's greasy T-zone was due more so than anything else besides genetics then using salicylic acid will help control shine without drying out their face too much while still allowing time before washing off makeup brushes after applying foundation powder etcetera."
If you have dry skin, it's important to be gentle with it. Over-exfoliating can cause irritation and redness. Instead of using harsh scrubs that remove dead skin cells too quickly, use a washcloth to gently rub away those dead cells when you shower or bathe. You should also avoid using the same exfoliant on both your face and body--different parts of the body require different types of care! If you have acne-prone skin like me (I'm talking about my face), stick with products specifically designed for sensitive areas like this one from Neutrogena:
Make sure to care for your sensitive skin by keeping it hydrated and soft.
Use a gentle cleanser. If your skin is sensitive, it's best to avoid harsh cleansers that are high in alcohol or other ingredients that can strip away natural oils and moisture. Look for products labeled "gentle" or "sensitive" and avoid harsh scrubs altogether.
Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Dryness can be alleviated by keeping skin hydrated from the inside out with water-based moisturizers (such as lotions) or oil-based serums/creams--whatever works best for your particular needs will help keep your face looking healthy and glowing instead of flaky or parched.
Don't scrub dry skin! Exfoliating too much can cause irritation; instead opt for gentle exfoliation once per week if needed--but only if needed! Everyone has different needs so make sure you consult with a dermatologist before making any changes to what's currently working well enough without causing unnecessary stress on our bodies which could lead down an unhealthy path later on down the line when trying new things doesn't seem worth it anymore because they just caused more problems than they solved."
We hope you've enjoyed learning about the best ways to care for dry, dehydrated skin. Remember, it's important to find products that work with your skin type and condition. If you have any questions or concerns about what we have covered here today please don't hesitate to contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling our toll-free number at (844) 812-2630