My sister complained about irritation on face the other day – she thought of grabbing me to dermatologist with her but I could spot that nothing is really serious. I told her it’s the dryness on the skin which with troubling he because I could spot the symptoms. You must be thinking how can someone spot dry skin on face without even – here you go;
- Fine lines
- Flaking and cracks
Also, when the facial skin tends to get tighter – you must be thinking it loses its elasticity or gets soft, but a big no!
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Let’s talk little technical here – the skin has sebaceous glands which leads to lower production of sebum; it’s basically an oily substance which acts as a barrier for controlling water. In simpler words, it helps the skin retain water which is essential. Other than this, other factors which lead to rough and dry facial skin are;
- Family history
- Changing environment
- Frequent showers (hot baths)
- Frequent bathing
So what can be the possible solutions or ways to get rid of dry skin? The important or most effective ways are listed here;
1: Consider your skin as a baby:
Trust me, use of abrasive solutions would not help, in fact they would destroy the upper skin badly. You must use mild really soothing and greasy sort of moisturizers. You must act gentle but effectively – exfoliate your face but don’t exterminate. Use a soft cloth, may be satin and apply your moisturizer easily. Wet your face and keep on doing a massage in sweet gentle circular motions.
You can use almond oil also – it’s really healthy for a soft and glowing skin. Use of banana mask, glycerin, sugar scrub and avocado mask are also one sort of bliss for dry skin.
2: Love dairies:
You must think what is wrong first of all – the dry skin has lots to do with the food we take. For example, those who take lots of dairy like milk, yogurt, butter and similar stuff, you would never complain about dry skin. If you go for professional cleansing or facial treatments, you would always find out they use mild and milk based product. They are amazing for the skin and prevent skin from losing water frequently. The dairy product contains lactic milk which helps in providing glow to the skin and by reducing the signs for dryness. This is how you can easily kill two birds with the same stone.
3: Aloe mask:
Natural mask can be applied even twice a week and you should do that, for sure. Aloe mask is really soothing, helps in reducing redness, itching, and dehydration issues instantly. You can simply apply the leaf extract, leave it for 15 mins and rinse with water.
4: Avoid heat:
Both indoor and outdoor heat has the potential to exfoliate the skin and reduce the cells – this process is very quick and results in scaling and dry skin. You must keep some cold water in your room, in small pot when it’s really hot outside. This helps in keeping the room ambiance much better than the outside and humidity in the air helps your skin retain the inner humidity.
5: Protect the eyes:
The eyes and its surrounding areas are also prone to dryness lot many times. You must apply night cream before going to bed so that you can help them retain their freshness – dry lashes are really bad. Also, never leave mascara for too long, it destroys the eye lid. Always clean the makeup you are wearing so that the skin gets time to retain its freshness. Also the use of olive oil for lashes helps them grow beautifully.