How to Get Rid of Dry Skin
Steps to Bye Bye Dry Skin!
Are you worried about your dry, flaky skin? With some simple practices you can get rid of this problem and enjoy a healthy, glowing skin all year round.
With the onset of cold weather we get numerous complaints regarding the dry, flaky skin. Although some people have this skin type naturally yet the season is a big reason for the changes in your skin. Where you have been layering clothes and wearing warm, cozy boots, you should be taking care of your skin in this chilly weather. In this article, you would find useful tips and tricks on how to relieve and eventually get rid of dry skin.
Invest in good moisturizers
Buying each and every moisturizer you get to know is not a good thing to do. You can find hundreds of body and facial moisturizers in stores and online but that doesn't mean that each and every lotion and cream is good for you. Many of us buy products without any research, and this can lead to a stash which is going to be wasted sooner. Just a few pointers for you:
-Choose moisturizers according to your skin type and condition
Some good choices are 'hydrating', 'rich', 'moisturizing' and 'for dry skin'. But again everything doesn't work well and for everyone. It takes time to find your HG products. To help you choose, I've compiled a list of some good moisturizers.
-Inexpensive moisturizers CAN work as good as some expensive ones
Drugstore moisturizers would provide you two benefits: Firstly, these are as good as a high-end brand's, and then these are way cheaper! What do you think?
-Body butters, anyone?
Body butters are a new hype and are quite popular among women who don't seem to get rid of dry skin with any moisturizer. These are special formulations with butter-like consistency and often flavored with fruits, cocoa, coffee and more.
Body Moisturizers on Amazon - Body creams, lotions and butters!
Ready for a poll? - I want to know about your body moisturizer
Which type of body moisturizer do you use?
Don't skip exfoliation
If you are one of the people who think that exfoliation is only for summers, you are simply WRONG! Exfoliation is a great way to shed off dead skin cells and helps a lot getting rid of flakes covering the top of your skin. It also simulates oil glands so you can expect some shine after 5-10 minutes of scrubbing. So, how to exfoliate your skin?
-Buy a mild scrub or exfoliating body wash
Scrubs are creamy formulation with grains of walnut shell, strawberry seeds, or any similar thing. Now make sure you don't buy a harsh scrub. Go for mild scrubs that are creamy or moisturizing. Avoid those containing salicylic acid and other drying ingredients.
-Use your loofah
Loofah doesn't only exfoliate skin but also massages and helps healthy blood circulation. You can either use it alone or with your shower gel or body scrub.
Body Exfoliators on Amazon - Body scrubs, exfoliators
Another poll... - to know your exfoliation process!
What do you use to exfoliate dry, dead skin?
Change your shower habits
Do you use soap for cleansing your skin? And do you love hot baths? If your answer is yes, then look out for what you are doing with your skin. Soap is a cleanser that strips moisture along with any dirt and grime on your skin. It can be very drying and does no good for your skin! So what can you do then?
-A shower cream would work wonders!
Shower cream, unlike shower gel is a moisturizing cream which lathers when applied to skin with water, and forms a protective layer on your skin when rinsed with water. It is available in many variations and form, so you can choose best one for yourself!
-Do you still want to use soap?
If yes, then go for a moisturizing soap bar. Dove makes a good one but some people don't find it enough moisturizing though. The choice is up to you, but choose one after careful research.