Quick Fixes for Your Dry Skin
The body needs protection from external elements thereby the existence of the skin. The skin has an important role therefore it should not be ignored or overlooked. Sometimes there are things around us causing skin damage. If you are particularly concerned about your dry skin, it is time that you know some techniques on tackling dry skin.
Of course you want to show off but it is not possible with dry skin. Do not worry because you can still revive your skin and leave it smooth. Here are some quick fixes that you can consider:
Many Singaporeans know about skin care essentials but it may not be as effective to you. The best thing here is to try everything and then decide which regime or routine works best for you. The important thing here is you do not hide under gloves or long pants – you tackle. The secret here is consistency.
Keeping air moist
If you are living in a climate with winter, your skin is prone to dryness. If the temperature drips, the humidity level plummets leaving the skin dry. Many people think that the only solution is to turn up the thermostat but that is a different matter. Turning it can even leave the skin drier as indoor heating can strip the skin of moisture.
Since turning up the thermostat cannot help, you have to consider keeping the air moist. Try installing a humidifier. This will surely keep the air moist around. The setting should be at 45 to 55% while the temperature should be at 68 Fahrenheit.
Shower quickly and coolly
It is ideal to have that steamy shower after a hard day but as much as you want to, do not stay too long. If you can shower coolly and quickly, do it because it can do the skin good. Remember that the steam can dry the skin’s natural oils. The more you linger in that steamy shower, the more your skin suffers.
If you cannot do without hot shower, at least dial down the temperature (maybe just lukewarm) plus make it short. Five minutes is enough.
Think of locking in the moisture
After taking that shower, the next thing that you do is to dry off using your towel. You have to know that this will strip your skin of moisture. Showering is good as it can give skin moisture but if you dry it off immediately, you do not give it a chance to lock in the moisture.
It is recommended that you do not dry it completely – leave it a bit moist and then apply the moisturizer to your damp skin.