Without question, dry skin is no one’s ideal skin type. Apart from making our skin look dull and lifeless, dry skin also tends to be uncomfortable and irritating. The condition is sometimes marked by itching, scaling, and even cracking, which can be an unpleasant experience.
Dry skin can occur for a variety of reasons. Some have naturally dry skin. Sometimes the environment and even our lifestyles (not drinking enough water, skipping meals, etc.) contribute to skin dryness. External causes of dry skin include extreme temperatures and harsh products.
You don’t have to deal with dry skin forever. Here’s what you need to do:
- Boost your sun protection.
With repeated unprotected exposure to the sun’s rays, your skin’s moisture is compromised. Apart from your daily sunscreen, apply after-sun gel to replenish skin moisture, especially after prolonged sun exposure.
- Use a lightweight moisturizer.
Just because your skin needs extra moisture doesn’t mean you have to resort to heavy moisturizers. Opt for a lightweight moisturizer like Celeteque Dermoscience Hydration Facial Moisturizer, which has unique hydrogel formulation provides skin with optimum hydration within 2 weeks of usage. This best-selling moisturizer also contains Triple Moisturizing System – Glycerin, Provitamin B5 and Aloe Vera, that work deep down to provide lasting relief from skin dryness—without the greasy feel.
- Gently exfoliate.
Because dry skin often leads to flakiness, the first impulse is often to scrub it off. But when you have dry skin, you need to take a gentler approach. Use a gentle exfoliant that also moisturizes. Take care not to over-exfoliate your skin; even once every week should be enough.
- Apply lotion immediately after you shower.
Skin absorption is best after a warm shower when skin is damp, so you can trap the moisture on its surface. Apply your hydrating lotion generously all over your body to keep skin moisturized.
With the right products and the right skin care routine, you can end the cycle of dry skin