How to tackle dry facial skin

Only those with dry facial skin know how uncomfortable, unattractive and annoying it is to deal with. This dry skin is triggered by various factors like use of harsh products, over-cleansing, wrong nutrition and dehydration. Whatever the reason may be, dry skin is irritating and may require drastic measures to fight and prevent dry skin from occurring.

Wash your face with gentle cleansers

You need to start your day right as clear skin leads to happy skin. So make it a habit to wash your face using a gentle cream cleanser like CeraVe which cleans without drying your skin. In addition to this, make it a habit to apply a moisturizer with a built-in SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen before leaving the house. This protects your skin from damaging UV rays while keeping your face well-hydrated.

Though you may feel like scouring your flaky face, do resist this temptation. It’s only by gently treating dry skin can you help it recover fast. The best way to exfoliate your dry skin is using warm water and a washcloth and then applying a light oil or quick-absorbing serum. For better effects, make it a habit to apply some night cream to your face before going to bed to restore the moisture barrier. Look for night creams containing ingredients like soothing Shea butter.

Drink lots of water and follow a healthy diet

Your diet plays an important role in your remaining well-hydrated. So drink water throughout the day, starting early in the morning to fight against dry skin. Drinking 8 glasses of water may not be enough. You need to multiply your weight in pounds by two and divide the answer by 3. The resulting number is the number of ounces of water you should drink in a day.

Besides water, you need to have enough essential fatty acids like omega-3 in your diet to maintain your skin elasticity and to improve your cell membrane structure and functions. So include lots of cold water fish, seeds and nuts to your diet, and other healthy food like avocado and coconut oil to maintain your skin moisture and elasticity.

Also include foods high in vitamin C like strawberries, citrus fruits and broccoli to your diet to help with collagen production and to retain moisture in the cells.

The last tip to help you tackle your dry skin is to avoid going out into the dry, cold air. If you do have to go out, do cover your face when the temperature drops and use a humidifier indoors to help combat the effects of artificial heat on your skin.

With the help of these tips, you will be able to both prevent, and treat the dry skin which has been tormenting you all this time!