A continuation on the series I started 2 weeks ago on different skin types and how to care for the skin… Last week we talked about oily skin, how to identify and care for it. (click on the link if you missed it: https://thebeautyinsiderng.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/skin-care-series-oily-skin/)
Today, we’ll be talking about “dry skin”! How do you recognize a dry skin? What are the features of a dry skin and how do you care for it?
Dry Skin occurs when the oil glands do not produce a sufficient amount of sebum (oil) to lubricate the skin properly which results to a dehydrated skin.
How to identify a dry skin
.Dry skin is usually thin and dull
.It’s scaly or flaky with fine lines
.When touched, it feels rough
.Have small or almost invisible pores
.People with dry skin tend not to suffer breakouts.
.Most times dry skin is sensitive to the sun and weather
.Dry skin is prone to early aging and wrinkles particularly around the eyes….-( (sad part)
CARING FOR A DRY SKIN
If you have a dry skin, you want to avoid “soaps” on the face as they tend to dry out the skin.
Get a gentle cleanser for washing the face. It is very important to ask a skin specialist for advise.
There are moisturizers specifically made for dry skin to improve skin elasticity and reduce wrinkles.
You may want to get an eye cream to help reduce wrinkles around the eyes.
Get a non-drying gentle toner to be used after washing the face.
Avoid sunlight as much as possible, and always put on a sun block.
As a general health care advice, it is important to drink 8 glasses of water a day.
Skip long hot showers as hot water tend to strip the skin of it’s natural oils than warm water.
With these few tips, I assume you should be able to recognise and care for a dry skin….. Take care and have yourself a glowing skin…:)