Treating Dry Skin On Your Face
Dry skin sucks, but it’s especially bad when it’s on your face. Dry skin can hurt, cause red skin or a rash, and it changes the way your face looks. Don’t worry, though. There are remedies you can use to help with the dry skin on your face. Here are ten things for you to try so that you can get rid of your dry skin once and for all.
1. Drink More Water
The cure for dry skin can be as simple as drinking more water. When you don’t drink enough water, your skin can get dry and dehydrated. Skin needs moisture in order to look and feel soft and moisturized. Without the appropriate amount of moisture, your skin will feel dry. One of the easiest remedies for curing dry skin is to start drinking more water. Water will give you the moisture you need to stop your dry skin.
Water simply hydrates your entire body and has many health benefits. Most people don’t drink as much water as they need to in order to keep their body going. The amount of water you need depends on your body and your lifestyle, but you should usually drink about eight glasses of water per day.
There may be many reasons you’re not getting the recommended amount of water every day. You might be busy and forget to drink water, you drink as much as you can but you don’t get the recommended daily amount, or you don’t like the taste so you don’t drink nearly as much as you should. You still have to drink it, though. You may have dry skin because your body isn’t properly hydrated. If drinking plain water isn’t your thing, try water based sports drinks, low/no calorie flavored water, or water additives to make it taste a bit better. It’s really important to incorporate more water into your life to help with your dry skin. Once you start getting more water in your daily diet, you’ll see the difference in your skin.
Not only will water help with the dry skin on your face, but it’ll make your skin feel better in general and it’ll make your entire body feel more energized and stronger. Water is important for your overall health, and it’ll help fix your dry skin.
2. Wash Your Face With Lukewarm Water
It’s tempting to always shower in hot water, but it’s actually not good for your skin to use scalding water when you’re cleaning yourself up. It will cause red skin from the heat and using hot water can dry out your skin, too. If you want to help your dry skin, you have to start using lukewarm water when you’re showering or washing your face.
Cold water, like hot water, isn’t good for your skin. Lukewarm water is the best for washing your face and preventing dry skin. Lukewarm water can help tighten your pores. Using cool water that isn’t too hot or cold can also help with red skin because it constricts your blood vessels. Using lukewarm water on your face and in the shower is one of the remedies for dry skin.
Another one of the remedies for dry skin is to start filtering the water you use to wash your face. Putting a water filter on your bathroom sink will help with hard water. Hard water is bad for your skin and can dry it out. If you test your water and find that it is heavy in bad minerals, adding a filter to the water may help with your dry skin problem.
Just like with drinking water, the water you wash your skin with can affect how moisturized it is. If you want the skin on your face to stop being dry, you have to use lukewarm water and monitor how hard your water is.
3. Use A Face Wash For Dry Skin
Your face wash could be part of your dry skin problem. You need to use a face wash that contains a moisturizer that is specifically designed for dry skin. Your face wash may be contributing to your dry skin. If your face wash isn’t made for helping dry skin, you need a new face wash.
There are many face washes that are meant to be used on dry skin. These face washes are hydrating so that they can help with your dry skin. You can find a lot of moisturizing face washes at drugstores under popular brand names like Neutrogena or Eucerin. These brands have relatively inexpensive hydrating face washes that will change your life and stop your dry skin. If you’re concerned about your dry skin and you want something more intense, you can buy more expensive face washes that may have different ingredients to help with your dry skin problems. However, drugstore remedies are just as good and they will get you the results you’re looking for and stop your dry skin.
If your face wash is casing red skin or a rash, you may need a face wash for sensitive skin that is also hydrating. Using a hydrating face wash is one of the remedies that will stop your red skin, rash, and keep your skin moisturized.
4. Use Oils To Counter Dry Skin
One of the causes of dry skin is that you don’t have enough oil in your skin. You don’t want your skin to look oily. Using oil on your dry skin will act as a moisturizer rather than making your skin look oily. You have to make sure to use healthy, safe oils on your skin in order to help with your dry skin. Always test new products, even natural oils, on a small patch of skin before using it on your face because you don’t want to cause an allergic reaction or rash.
The good thing about using oil on your face is that you can find some of these helpful oils in your kitchen. Olive oil is usually found in your cabinets because it’s essential for cooking. You shouldn’t use olive oil if you have severe acne, but it can be used in small amounts on your face to help with your dry skin.
Another remedy for dry skin is coconut oil, which you can usually find in your cabinets as well. Coconut oil is among the best moisturizers for dry, sensitive skin. Using coconut oil on your face will help with your dry skin.
Other oils you can use include argon oil, lavender oil, flaxseed oil, and safflower oil to help with the dry skin on your face. Oil adds moisture to your dry skin in a safe, healthy way and it is a great remedy to save your dry skin.
Sometimes drinking water isn’t enough to re-hydrate your skin. Water may still be the key, though. You can supplement the hydration by adding a humidifier to your room while you sleep or your office while you work. Water is the ultimate moisturizer, so getting it through drinking water and soaking it through your skin will help with your dry skin. A humidifier is the key to adding moisture to the air and to your skin. If you keep a humidifier going in your house, you’ll see the results quickly. Your face will no longer be covered in dry, red skin and you don’t have to worry about any rash forming because water won’t cause an allergic reaction. Humidifiers are great for sensitive skin and for moisturizing your face.
A humidifier puts water into the air. Dry air can lead to dry skin. If there isn’t enough moisture in the air, your skin will dry out. Using a humidifier will put the moisture back into the air that will then enter your skin. You don’t always need magical remedies for dry skin. Sometimes just putting more water into the air will give you the moisture you need to stop your skin from being too try.
Humidifiers also have other health benefits, like helping with a stuffy nose when you’re sick. It’s worth it to get a humidifier to moisturize the air in your home and to keep your skin healthy.
6. Apply Vaseline To Your Face
Vaseline is an excellent way to help stop your dry skin. Pure Vaseline is petroleum jelly, which is safe to use directly on your skin and helps to lock in the moisture on your face. It’s very rare that people react badly to petroleum jelly, though you should still test it on the back of your hand before you use it all over your face to make sure that it doesn’t cause a rash. Once you’ve verified that you can safely use petroleum jelly, you should start using it regularly to keep your skin moisturized.
You can use petroleum jelly in two ways. The first is to use it as an overnight treatment. You can cure your dry skin by applying a thin layer of petroleum jelly to the dry spots on your face. Leave the jelly there overnight to get the best of its healing abilities. Put the jelly on after your regular nightly face wash routine to lock in the moisture that you need to prevent dry skin. Rinse the jelly off and pat your face dry with a clean towel in the morning.
The other way to use it is to put it on for an hour at night. Wash your face regularly and then put the jelly on the dry spots on your face. Some people don’t like how sticky the jelly will feel, so they don’t want to leave it on overnight. Put the jelly on as soon as you’ve washed your face and leave it on for an hour before you go to bed. Use water and a clean towel to remove the jelly after the hour is up. Always pat your face, don’t wipe it with the towel. The effects won’t be as good as leaving it on overnight, but an hour of time with the petroleum jelly will still act as a moisturizer and protect your skin.
There are many lotions that contain Vaseline as well. You can use a Vaseline based lotion on your face overnight to moisturize your skin and lock in that moisture. Vaseline is an excellent moisturizer and it will stop dry skin.
7. Dry Skin Face Masks
There are a ton of face masks on the market that can help with your dry skin. Choosing a face mask that is specifically meant for dry skin can help cure your dry skin. You need to use the face mask according to the instructions on the packaging so that you can guarantee you’re getting the best fix for your dry skin.
There are many dry skin face masks you can buy online, at a drug store, or at your local beauty supply store. Some brands that make dry skin face masks are Glamglow, Yes to Coconut, Glossier, and H2O+. These face masks are meant to moisturize your dry skin. Just apply the cream to your face as per the instructions on the packaging and you’ll find yourself with skin that is no longer dry.
There are also some face masks you can make at home, including masks using coconut, honey, or yogurt. These masks will help with your dry skin.
Using face masks is a great way to help counter dry skin.
8. Use Ointment Or Cream After Moisturizing
Lotion isn’t the best for your face unless you get a lotion that is specifically meant for your face. Instead, try using an ointment or cream on your face in order to moisturize dry skin. Like with face masks, you can find face cream in your local drug store. It’s better for your face than using regular lotion, which can leave your face feeling greasy instead of better. Using a specific face cream for dry skin can will moisturize your skin and make your face feel a lot better.
As with all products, test a small amount of the cream on your skin before applying it to your face so you don’t end up with a rash or red skin. You might have to keep trying a few different face creams before you find the one that is perfect for you. Some brands that sell dry skin cream for your face are Kaya, Clinique, and The Body Shop. Make sure to pick a cream that is meant to be used on your face so that you can get rid of that dry skin.
There are also some face lotions that you can use after you’ve used a moisturizing face wash. These lotions will help to lock in the moisture you need to stop your dry skin. Ointments or creams are great for getting rid of dry skin.
9. Home Remedies
You don’t have to spend a ton of money at the drug store or beauty supply store to get rid of your dry skin. If water isn’t working, you can still try other home remedies to help with the dry skin on your face. There are home remedies beyond face masks and oil, there are tons of things in your home that you can use to help with your dry skin.
Milk is an excellent moisturizer and you have it in your house. Place a milk soaked washcloth over your face for about five minutes and then rinse it off. The milk will help to moisturize your face and get rid of your dry skin. Be sure to use lukewarm water and pat the milk from your face so that you don’t counteract the moisturizing effects of the milk.
Plain yogurt can be used as a sort of face mask. You can apply plain yogurt to your face for ten minutes and then wash it off for moisturized skin.
Avocado has a few moisturizing uses. Mash the avocado meat into a cream so that you can rub it onto your face. Leave it on for ten minutes and then wash it off. Avocado is a natural moisturizer that you can use daily. You can also add honey to the avocado for a different kind of moisturizer.
There are tons of things you can find in your home that you can use to moisturize your dry skin. It doesn’t take a lot of money to have good skin!
10. Change Your Clothes And Laundry Detergent
Your laundry detergent and clothes could be affecting how moisturized your skin is. If you find that the skin on your face is irritated and that your skin is itchy and red all over your body, it may be your clothes or your laundry detergent that are causing the dry skin. Change your laundry detergent to a brand that is good for sensitive skin and try that out. Keep changing your detergent until you find one that doesn’t bother your skin.
You may want to stick to natural clothing materials if your skin is dry and irritated. Pulling certain fabrics over your face could be leading to the dry skin that is bothering you. Changing your wardrobe may help with your dry skin.
Take Care Of Your Dry Skin
You have to keep moisturizing your skin if you want to get rid of your dry skin for good. None of these remedies will stop dry skin forever, but if you’re consistent, you’ll keep dry skin at bay.
If you try these remedies but nothing works, you should talk with your doctor or dermatologist about the causes of your dry skin. You can work with your doctor to come up with a personalized plan to get rid of your dry skin.
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