Most of us have experienced dry skin at some point. On the body or face. The skin then feels dry, tight and in some cases even painful. This can be very annoying. With proper care, the skin can be regained suppleness and balance.
Non-drying oils are best used for dry skin. The oil keeps the skin supple and in good condition.
How do you recognize dry facial skin?
You can recognize dry facial skin by the dry feeling that the skin causes. The skin is often sensitive and sometimes even flaky. The dry patches can cause itching. This skin type produces little sebum and is dehydrated. If you have a tight feeling after taking a shower and do not immediately rub in your skin, then you have dry skin. Your skin asks for extra nutrition and restoration of the moisture balance of the skin.
What causes dry skin?
Dry skin can have many causes. Predisposition may be one of the causes. In that case, the skin naturally does not produce enough sebum to keep the skin supple. Another reason may be age. As we age, the skin produces less sebum. Showering or bathing too hot and for a long time, cleaning with too aggressive and soapy products can also all cause dry skin.
As well as the weather. People with dry skin will no doubt recognize the difference in summer versus winter dryness. In winter, many people often suffer from dry skin. This is because the air in the house is often drier because the heating is on. The latter can be partly remedied by ensuring good humidity.
Good skin care is also essential. It prevents the unpleasant feeling of dry skin and any skin problems that can arise as a result of dryness.
How do you prevent dry skin?
Dry skin is best cared for with a mild cleanser that ensures that the skin's own fats are retained. Cleaning with a soapy - foaming - product is too aggressive for dry skin. This makes the skin even drier. Instead, opt for a mild cleanser. Facial oil works well for this. The oil can remove make-up in a mild way.
An oil is also suitable for nourishing the skin. A non-drying oil works fine for dry facial skin. For example, choose or castor oil. This oil has an anti-inflammatory effect and is also antibacterial and antipruritic. Extra nice for dry skin that feels tight.
For the body you can also use a body butter to keep the skin supple. For both the body and the facial skin, it is best to apply it soon after showering. Preferably on towel dry skin. This way you lock in the moisture in the skin and the skin stays supple for longer.
- Remove make-up with an oil
- Stay away from harsh, perfumed, soapy products
- Treat the skin with a non-drying oil