Skin is your first defense against harmful elements and substances in protecting your body. It is important to always keep our skin in check and maintain its wellness. A very common skin problem we face is dry skin. Signs of dry skin are redness, peeling, itch, scaling and cracking. There could be many reasons to why we have dry skin. Some people are born with dry skin, but there are many kinds of triggers. Some of them are:
- Medical side effects.
- Hormonal changes
- Over-cleansing of the face, harsh chemicals
- UV rays
No matter what the reason could be, it’s good to ensure your skin is always moisturised and replenished.
Since the face is more exposed to the elements and the environment, it’s important to find the right skincare routine to care for dry skin, with gentle formulas that won’t strip away its natural barrier.
For dry skin, avoid foam cleansers and those that leave your skin taut. That is a sign that a product has stripped away your skin’s natural moisture barriers. It is important to follow up your skincare with a good moisturiser. Products with Aloe and Chamomile are calming on the skin and Shea Butter helps to restore moisture. SPF helps to block out harmful UV rays to prevent your skin from ageing and skin cancer.
While you are taking care of your skin externally, remember not to neglect internal factors. You probably have heard this tip thousands of time, but DRINK UP! All cells in our body require water to keep themselves nourished, and healthy cells mean healthy skin.
When you have the extra time, reward your skin with a face mask to feed it with all the nutrients and get a good night’s sleep. Leave it to your body to repair your cells at night and you could wake up to supple skin.