Dry skin is annoying, right? Especially when you’ve spent far too much money on makeup to be having it look crusty in certain areas. I have personally suffered from dry skin for the last few months and I have finally conquered it using these dry skin tips.
You would think this is the most simple way to get rid of dry skin.. just scrub it away. Well, its a little more complex. Yes, scrubs so help remove dead skin but if you’re not using a scrub that nourishes the skin at the same time you could end up making your skin aggravated and even more dry. I love the L’Oreal Smooth Sugars Nourish Scrub with 3 fine sugars and cocoa butter it scrubs away dead skin and moisturises at the same time.
Your cleanser could be playing a big part in making your skin dry. A lot of cleansers strip the skin of its natural oils which is great if you have oily skin but not good if you have dry skin. I switched over to Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser which can be used as a face wash or applied to dry skin with the excess taken off with a cotton pad. Cetaphil has a very gentle formula made especially for dry skin.
Moisturise Me, Moisturise Me!
Pretty obvious but crucial step. You’ll likely need a few moisturisers on the go depending on what you’ll be doing that day. Example – you won’t want to use a heavy moisturiser under your foundation as it can cause your foundation to separate or cause you to look very oily.
Overnight – If you dream of waking up with hydrated skin an overnight moisture mask is your best bet! I love the Oh K! Sleep Mask.
Hydrated Insides Mean Hydrated Outsides
Water is pretty magical really. Not only does it help keep those pesky dry patches at bay but it’ll also have a big impact on your overall health. You’re supposed to drink at least 2 liters of water per day to keep your body hydrated and functioning correctly. Admittedly I am pretty terrible at remembering to drink water so I invested in a 2 Liter Water Bottle so I can track my water intake. If you find standard water boring try adding some fruit slices to give it some flavour.
I prefer not to add oils to my skin as I find it can clog my pores so, I eat my oils instead. I always take 1-4 Flaxseed Oil Capsules a day, which not only helps with the dryness of my skin but also my hair and nails. *Please consult a Doctor before taking any tablets that are not prescribed*
I have personally used all these dry skin tips and the results have been amazing!