With a more promising and healthier 2016 setting in, good skin care and healthy lifestyle choices have gripped the new-age generation. It can delay the natural ageing process and prevent various skin problems. Dry and flaky skin is a common complaint during the winter spell; therefore the best way to improve your dry skin is to choose a product that is naturally good for all skin types. While we endlessly surf the net to learn tips and tricks to improve dry skin, one must not forget the basics that are important to skin health – oxygen, nutrients, essential oils, collagen and elastin – the fibers that give strength and elasticity to your skin.
Many theories have been scripted and a lot of research is done to find remedies for dry skin problems, it is either a lifetime of sun exposure, seasonal changes, nutritional deficiencies, or adoption of unhealthy lifestyle habits that contribute to the same. But the only factor that can bring back the charm, smoothness and freshness to your skin is choosing a product that is 100% pure and safe. A variety of natural and earth-friendly ingredients such as almond, coconut, avocado, sesame, grape seeds, milk and yoghurt are nourishing for the skin and are useful to combat dry skin.
Here’s a lowdown on simple handy tips to treat your skin and naturally glow:
Some skin care products are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. When your skin is dry, stop using:
- Deodorant soaps
- Skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, retinoid, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)
Carry a non-greasy hand cream with you, and apply it after each hand washing. This will greatly help to improve dry skin.
Clean your skin regularly (morning and night) with a mild cleansing milk or body lotion containing jojoba or avocado oil. These natural substances have very good skin properties and leave your skin with a silky feel. 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, it can irritate and thicken skin.
Honey is one of the best natural moisturizers loaded with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It helps lock in moisture to make your skin extra soft and smooth. Plus, honey has many essential vitamins and minerals that help improve your dry skin.
Coconut oil has a good amount of fatty acids that make up for any loss of moisture from the skin. Apply coconut oil on your dry skin after you take a shower. When the skin is warm and supple from your bath, coconut oil is more readily absorbed. Do this daily.
See a dermatologist if the suggested remedies don’t work, or if your dry skin bleeds or becomes excessively scaly.