Relieve dry skin by making these 5 changes to your daily routine

Relieve dry skin by making these 5 changes to your daily routine

Nobody likes dry skin. After all it can itch, burn, peel and appear scaly. If you suspect you have a more serious skin condition that needs a dermatologist’s attention, don’t delay. Otherwise, why live with dry skin when you don’t have to? These five changes to your daily routine may be all you need for smooth, supple skin.

Take lukewarm showers. Long hot baths and showers can strip your skin of its natural oils. Limit your shower to about five minutes and use warm water.

Scrub gently. Harsh cleaners and brushes can irritate your skin. Use a mild soap with lotion or micro beads and a soft washcloth or a natural-bristle bath brush. You may also use a homemade scrub made of salt or sugar mixed with olive oil, mineral oil or petroleum jelly to prevent the granules from scratching your skin.

Moisturize immediately. Your skin absorbs moisturizers better when wet. Apply your favorite body oil or non-alcohol based moisturizer to your arms, legs, torso and back before patting dry with a soft towel. Use a facial moisturizer with sunscreen and apply lotion as needed throughout the day.

Eat foods with omega-3 oil. Essential fatty acids can help fortify the skin’s natural oil-retaining barriers. Eat foods rich in omega-3 oil, such as salmon, halibut, sardines, flax, walnuts and safflower oil.

Dress for the weather. Dry air is one of the most common causes of dry skin. During cold weather, dress in layers and wear gloves, a hat and scarf. During hot weather, wear cotton and other natural fibers that won’t stick to your skin when you sweat. Avoid wearing fabrics that irritate your skin.


More Like This

Fight wrinkles with skin treatment before sleeping

Your nighttime skin care regimen should include more than just a quick splash of water on your face. Keep your skin looking and feeling young, vibrant and healthy from head to toe by following these steps during your nighttime skin care routine.

Post New Comment

Deals

What is Angie's List?

Angie’s List is the trusted site where more than 3 million households go to get ratings and reviews on everything from home repair to health care. Stop guessing when it comes to hiring! Check Angie’s List to find out who does the best work in town.

Local Discounts

Daily deals up to 70% off popular home improvement projects from top-rated contractors on Angie’s List!