Are you among the ones who spend hours in beauty clinics or in front of mirrors to look beautiful? Most women dream of having impeccable skin and charismatic beauty. This notion was even supported by one of the art critic, Jon Berger, who once said that “in our culture, men act but women appear”.
Though makeup is a great way of covering skin blemishes & enhancing your features, but you can’t always rely on it as a crutch to define your beauty. A bare, natural look not only allows your authenticity to shine throughout the day, but it’s also the best thing you can carry around.
However, pollution and changing climatic conditions stand as the biggest hurdle. Particularly winters are brutal for the skin. Drying of skin is very common in colder regions while dry zones having low humidity levels contribute equally well. Loss of water due to exposure to sun or non-nourishment of pores is the chief cause of skin drying and blemishing. While dry skin tends to affect males and females equally, elder folks are typically much more prone to dry skin. With age, the drying of skin becomes more complex and skin loses its youthfulness because of diminished amounts of natural skin oils and lubricants.
Nevertheless, the common symptoms of dry skin can be redness, flaky skin, rashes, cracked-rough skin and itching. Though there are numerous skincare products in the market to rescue skin from drying, however at the same time there are natural ways and herbals which you can try without diving deeply into your pockets.
So here are some tips and tricks to cure dry skin:
- Prevent taking frequent showers: Excessive washing helps in cleansing and opening of pores but at the same time contribute in the expulsion of moisture from the superficial layer of skin ‘epidermis’. Thus frequent showers must be minimised particularly during winters.
- Apply mild moisturiser: Moisturisers with sharp fragrances and antibacterial additives can be harsh on the skin. Go easy with, mild moisturisers while taking care that it must be applied quick after a shower or washing hands. Because lotions and creams work by trapping existing moisture over your skin.
- Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion: Ointments and creams are more effective than moisturising lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil or Shea butter. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petroleum jelly.
- Use only gentle, unscented skincare products: Some skin care products are too harsh for dry and sensitive skin. If your skin is getting dry, stop using, Deodorants, harsh soaps, Skincare products that contain alcohol and loud fragrance must be avoided. Avoiding these products will help your skin retain its natural oils.
- Avoid direct exposure to sun or heating sources: To cure dry skin, one must stay warm without direct exposure to sun or heating objects.
Very dry skin can require immense care and pampering, at the same time, proper skincare routine is still the key to success. However, keeping the skin amply moist is a must!