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Dry Facial Skin Treatment

Updated on January 2, 2013

Do you have dry skin?

If you have dry skin, you'll want to choose the best remedies and skin care options to help nourish your skin.
If you have dry skin, you'll want to choose the best remedies and skin care options to help nourish your skin. | Source

Dry Skin Facial Treatment - Tips and Advice to Heal Dry Skin

Dry skin, or xerosis as it is referred to by the medical profession, can strike anyone at any time. Yes, there are people who have chronically dry skin on their face and need to always use the correct skin care system. However, it can happen anywhere on the body.

When afflicted, most of us just slap on some hand, face, or body cream and hope it does the trick. But, it can be more complicated than that depending on the cause. At the early stages, putting on some moisturizing cream may do the trick. However, if it is a chronic condition you'll need to take extra measures.

You should definitely see a dermatologist, especially if it has been happening for a while. If your dry skin is caused by another condition, getting to the root of the problem will help you in the long run.

Causes of Dry Skin

Skin And Medical Conditions
Weather and Environment
Other Factors
Eczema
Sun Exposure
Dehydration
Psoriasis
Extreme Weather
Hot Water
Rosacea
Dry Air
Detergents
Dermatitis
Wind
Allergens
Hypothyroidism
 
Nutritional Deficiencies
Diabetes
 
 
This is by no means a complete list. However, these are some of the things that can cause dry skin. If you have dry skin, it is important to see a dermatologist to figure out what to do.

Dry Skin Facial Treatment Skincare

I don't have dry skin all the time - only sometimes. This means that the cause is usually related to the environment, a bad reaction to a new skin care product, or dehydration for me.

How I Handle Dry Skin

So the fix, for me, is to usually drink water and use a cream that has extra moisture. Also, I naturally use a heavier cream in the winter than in the summer because the air is much dryer in winter where I live. Or, really, I just put olive oil on any extra dry parts on my body - including my face - and that does the trick.

Some General Advice

This means that I don't have a lot of good advice to give in terms of skincare you can use as a dry skin facial treatment. I mean, if my complexion suddenly became dry I would have to start experimenting with different things. But, I do know that you will want to find a product that has extra moisture, especially at night. You may want to experiment and see if you can get a hold of samples.

Watch the Video

Since I am not a good authority on giving you advice in this department, I found a video on youtube. She explains all the things that she uses on her skin for excess dryness and I found it to be quite informative. I've also found some of the products on Amazon that she mentions so you can get more information about it.

Consult with an Expert

I would advice that you see a dermatologist, especially if your dry skin has been chronic. It could be a sign that there is something else going on such as a skin condition like eczema or chronic allergies. Plus, you can get some valuable advice and product recommendations from an expert.

Dry Skincare Routine

Natural Remedies for Dry Skin - Ayurveda Remedies

Natural and Herbal Remedies for Dry Skin

When it comes to healing or preventing certain things, I always prefer the natural option if it makes sense. I feel that in the case of dry skin, especially the temporary cases that are caused from the environment, respond very well to natural treatments. Remember to see a dermatologist to make sure.

Stay Hydrated

The very first thing my esthetician does before performing my facial is look at my skin under the light. The very first thing she notices is whether or not I've been drinking enough water. If you are dehydrated even by just a little bit, it shows on your skin. Drink enough water each day and you will prevent this from happening.

Natural Oil Such as Olive Oil

After I determine if I have been drinking enough water, I reach for the bottle of olive oil that I have in my kitchen and rub on anything on my body that is dry. I even put it on my face and in my hair. Also, I know that if you aren't consuming enough oils in your diet, it can cause dry skin.

Rose Essential Oil or Rose Water

Roses help bring moisture back to the skin. So, I would keep a bottle of rosewater on hand if you can find it. If not, invest in some rose essential oil and buy a bottle of witch hazel. Put ten drops or so of rose essential oil in the witch hazel bottle to make your own natural rose toner.

Dab either the rosewater or the rose and witch hazel toner on the dry parts of your body with a cotton ball and follow up with moisturizer, such as olive oil or one of the ones I mentioned at the beginning of this hub.

Honey Facial

One of the simplest ways to combat dry skin on your face is to slather your face with honey. Keep it on your skin for ten minutes and rinse off. Dab rosewater or rose toner on your skin and then follow it up with a moisturizer such as olive oil. Honey draws moisture to the skin.

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    • kohuether profile imageAUTHOR

      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 

      5 years ago from New Hampshire

      Thank you for your thoughts!

    • kohuether profile imageAUTHOR

      Katherine Olga Tsoukalas 

      5 years ago from New Hampshire

      I am careful, too - and you're welcome. Diligence pays off and keeps us youthful!

    • tillsontitan profile image

      Mary Craig 

      5 years ago from New York

      Very good advice as always Katherine. Winter seems to dry out everyone's skin. I tend to have dry skin but in the winter its itchy and really bad.

      Another help believe it or not is Vaseline (recommended by my dermatologist) along with a new product called "Sensitive Sarna".

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 

      5 years ago from Nepal

      I'm reading this hub in right time. Every winter I face with this problem. I was aware about only few reason you have mentioned here.

      I'm careful about taking care of my facial skin. Thanks for the tips.

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