Tips for Tackling Dry Facial Skin

Dry skin on your face can be embarrassing, uncomfortable, and even painful. Having an itchy face and skin-flakes, especially if they result in pain, is something that nobody should tolerate without taking a few vital steps to help clear up the issues. From extreme cases where the skin is so dry that it bleeds, to cases where it affects your confidence, there are steps that you can take. In serious cases, you should always talk to your doctor, but for the majority of people some simple changes to your skincare regime could be all that it takes to get your skin looking better than ever.

Bath and Shower Tips

If you don’t manage your baths and showers smartly then they can all too easily make your skin worse. There are some easy steps to follow that will make your baths and showers not have a detrimental effect on your skin though. Ideally, you should:

• Limit your bath/shower to 10 minutes max.

• Use warm water rather than hot

• Use moisturizer as quickly as possible after spotting (not rubbing) your skin dry

The skin on your face can be particularly dry after a bath or shower, so make sure that you have a routine ready for when you step out.

Creams and Ointments

What you put on your skin can have a variety of different effects on dryness. Ideally, you should be looking at some high-quality creams or ointments rather than standard lotions, as these will be significantly more effective, and they will reduce skin irritation too. Look at options for effective and organic face serums for improvements to your dry facial skin and you’ll be amazed at how much they can transform your looks. 

Stay Warm

If it’s cold outside then that can make dry skin a lot worse. You need to protect your skin from the elements, so if you want to avoid the cold weather making the skin on your face drier then you need to cover it up as much as possible. A scarf can be useful for this, but remember to ensure that the scarf is made from materials that won't irritate your skin even more. Rough materials should be avoided, and the cleaning detergents that you use after wearing your scarf should be non-irritating and hypoallergenic. 

Have a Humidifier

If you live in an area with low humidity then dry facial skin can become noticeably worse and harder to tackle. The best way to counter this is to have a humidifier installed in the rooms where you spend the most amount of time. Humidifiers work by replacing lost moisture in the room, and when rooms are too dry then your skin will start to become drier and itchier. Hydrating the outer layers of your skin can go a long way to helping clear up facial dryness, but you will need to remember to clean your humidifier regularly.

Dry skin on any part of the body can cause undue stress and discomfort, but when it’s on your face it can feel worse simply because of the stress it can cause. Make a few changes to your skincare routine and you’ll find that your skin (and you) will look and feel better than ever.

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