There are many reasons why our skin becomes dry, fragile and sensitive. Hormonal changes, medical procedures, medications, or genetics are some of the reasons why you may experience dry skin. In this blog we will give you 6 tips to take better care of your skin.
Having dry skin is very uncomfortable, the skin becomes very sensitive and fragile, it loses its shine and elasticity and can itch, flake, crack and even bleed . To help care for dry skin, keep it healthy, and prevent it from worsening, American dermatologists recommend the following:
1. Drink plenty of water.
Let's start at the beginning. It may seem obvious but it is one of the points that most people neglect. To hydrate your skin you must start by hydrating your body since the skin is the largest organ in the body.
2. Use a mild, fragrance-free soap
Some skin products are too harsh for dry and sensitive skin. Since your skin needs its natural oils, treat it gently and use a product that replenishes moisture, such as Almond Goat Milk Bar Soap and Aloe Vera Bar Soap .
3. Apply moisturizer immediately after bathing.
Balms and moisturizing creams work by trapping existing moisture in the skin. To retain all this necessary moisture after a bath or cleansing the face or hands you must apply hydration a few minutes after drying, use a product that helps retain moisture, such as the moisturizer formulated with Sweet Almond oil, Olive , Shea and Cocoa Butter and enriched with local honey and vitamin E.
4. Use natural lip balm
Do not neglect your lips, dryness can also affect the delicate skin of your lips, making them rough and brittle. For soft, well-moisturized lips, choose a natural lip balm like the Coconut Almond Lip Balm.
5. Apply moisturizing creams to hands, elbows, and feet at night.
We want to have moisturized hands, well-groomed feet and soft, stain-free elbows, but it's hard to find a moment when the cream doesn't get all over the place. To solve this problem, apply your extra moisturizing cream before bed to give your hands, feet and elbows the care they deserve.
6. Avoid worsening the condition of your skin when bathing.
We love bathing and we enjoy that little time we have to relax in the shower, but keep in mind that certain customs may be causing dry skin.
To avoid drying out your skin, be sure to follow these simple guidelines when bathing:
- Limit time in the shower to 5-10 minutes.
- Use lukewarm water instead of hot. ( The heat inflames the skin and contributes to quickly drag and evaporate the lipids and the water that is in it)
- Use a mild, fragrance-free soap.
- Apply enough soap to remove dirt and grease, but avoid using so much that it forms a thick lather.
- Dry the skin gently with a towel.
- Use abundant cream after drying the skin.
When it comes to skin care, it is best to implement small measures but, when repeated daily, they will have a great positive impact. You don't have to wait for the skin to be in poor condition to act.
In case the dryness does not disappear with these basic care, go to your dermatologist to study the case and tell you what you should do.