Dry Skin Treatments – 3 Ways to Combat Dry Skin
Treat dry skin with these three ingenious yet simple ways.
- Moisturize – after a warm bath do not completely towel dry your skin. Apply moisturizer first while the skin is still damp to lock in moisture on the surface of your skin. Pat skin dry for about 20 seconds and then apply a thick amount of moisturizer to trap moisture. The most effective skin moisturizing products are the simplest; try petroleum jelly or mineral oil instead of expensive lotions and creams.
- Warm baths are perfect – avoid steaming hot baths that could only aggravate dry skin. Hot showers remove the skin’s natural oils and you need this natural oil barrier to keep skin moist and smooth. Short and warm showers are the best and then afterwards, pat skin dry and then moisturize.
- Use sunscreen – sun damage can also cause dryness and may also cause wrinkles and rough appearance on skin. Wear the most effective broad spectrum sunscreen at SPF 30 all year round. When you go out, wear clothing that can cover your skin such as long-sleeved shirts, pants and hats to cover your face.