If you thought oily skin is difficult to handle then you can hardly imagine the plight that dry skin can cause you. If you were to calculate an average then you would note that 1 out of 32 individuals suffer from various conditions due to dry skin.
When you are dealing with dry skin you need to take care of it on 3 levels: you need to prevent dry skin, eliminate habits that lead to the skin getting dry and lastly reinforce the habits that help to increase the production of oil on your skin.
The first step to helping your skin is to understand the factors that dry the skin.Certain medications, habits like smoking, drinking and even dehydration can cause the skin to get dry.Other common products that lead to the skin getting dry include air conditioners, hot water and heaters.
You also need to consider the effect of your cosmetics and other products that you use on your skin. Wash your face with a cleanser that does not dry your skin; ideally you would need to look for a product that contains glycerin in it to help you maintain the moisture on your skin.
After you wash your face you need to use a toner or an astringent on your skin to help the skin to absorb moisture from the air and the moisturizing products that you use. Ensure that the toner does not contain any alcohol as the latter makes the skin dry and dehydrated.
The sun has a huge impact on your skin and causes a great degree of dryness. In order to protect your skin from the sun you need to use a good sunscreen lotion on your skin. A lotion that has an SPF of more than 30 protects your skin and prevents dehydration.
While protecting your skin is important you also need to pay close attention to nourishing it. Drinking water at regular intervals will increase the amount of hydration in your skin and protect your skin from getting dry and dehydrated.
Using a rich moisturizing lotion or cream on your skin will help to nourish your skin; products like Cocoa butter, Shea butter and olive oil offer your skin the required nourishment. Using a hydrating mask on your skin once or twice a week will add extra hydration to the skin and prevent it from getting dry.
It is extremely important to take care of dry skin in order to prevent early signs of aging from creeping on your skin.