If you’re looking for a face cream for dry skin, you might also want to learn a few ways of treating dry skin that will help you on your way to normalising the pH and moisture balance in the top layers of dermis.
We’ll get on to our picks for the best face cream for dry skin on the market at the mo, but first a few tips, thanks to WebMD.
- Warm Yes, Hot No.
A steamy shower feels good, but that hot water is not a good idea for your dry skin, says dermatologist Andrea Lynn Cambio, MD.
The problem is that hot showers strip your body of its natural oil barrier, and you need that barrier to help trap moisture and keep your skin smooth and moist.
So dial down the temperature and don’t linger too long. Skin care experts recommend short, warm showers or baths that last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes.
Afterward, gently pat dry and moisturize your body.
- Cleanse Gently.
Wash with a soapless cleanser when you shower. Cambio says gentle soaps that are free of fragrance are a great option. Products with deodorant or antibacterial additives can be harsh on skin.
You might also consider a cleanser that contains ceramides, says dermatologist Carolyn Jacob, MD. Ceramides are fatty molecules that make up the outer barrier of your skin. They help skin hold in moisture. Some skin care products use synthetic ceramides to replace those we lose with age.
Go easy on toners, peels, and other astringents made with alcohol, which is drying. When you exfoliate, don’t scrub too much or too hard, Jacob says. It can irritate and thicken skin.
- Shave Smartly.
Shaving can irritate dry skin. As you shave unwanted hair, you’re also scraping off natural oils.
The best time to shave is after you shower, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. Hairs are softer and more pliable after bathing, making shaving easier.
Always use a shaving cream or gel, and shave in the direction the hair is growing to protect your skin.
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