Some people have exceptionally dry skin, others have combination skin where certain parts of the skin is dry while there are others who experience dry skin only due to changes in the climate or some other external factors.
Whatever the reasons for your skin experiencing lack of moisture we have a solution for you.If you have dry skin all over your body then you need to keep your skin well moisturized all the time.
Genetics leads to dry skin all over the body and moisturizing the skin is the only way to treat this condition. It also helps to take warm or cold showers instead of hot showers. After a shower don’t rub your skin to dry it; instead pat it dry.
This will leave a certain degree of moisture on your skin and you will benefit a great deal from this. Apply a cream or lotion on your skin immediately after you have a bath so that the skin can absorb all the nutrients from it.
You need to make smart decisions with your choice of soap. If you notice a certain soak causing you any irritation or drying your skin you need to discontinue using it.
Look out for soaps and body washes that contain hydrating and moisturizing ingredients in them. When you bathe you need to avoid using a loofah or a sponge on your body as it makes the skin dry and uncomfortable.
Apply bath oils to your water. These oils are known to increase the amount of oils in your body naturally. Pour a few drops of oil into your tub only after you soak in it as the oils will cling onto your wet skin better than it would with dry skin.
If you live in a region that has a dry climate then you will need to invest in a room humidifier. Dry air causes further damage to dry skin so it is important to increase the humidity around you. If you can’t afford to invest in one then keep a kettle boiling constantly in the room that you are in or use a face steamer to let out water vapors into the air.
While it is important to take care of your skin externally you also need to pay attention to the amount of hydration you receive internally. Drink plenty of water and avoid drinks that cause dehydration.
Coffee and caffeine based drinks drain the body of the natural moisture and this has a direct impact on your skin. In order to prevent this you must avoid these beverages. Drink fresh fruit and vegetable juices instead and drink water and sports drinks that contain electrodes in them.