Lately my skin has been super dry for some reason! I’ve been traveling quite frequently over the past month so maybe it’s from the change in weather.
I use Cerave because I have eczema and that normally does the job with keeping my skin moisturized. So I was freaking out when the Cerave wasn’t even working! So here are some tips that I’ll be using that can be of help to you too!
1. Stay Hydrated
Make sure that you are drinking water on a regular basis. I know a lot of folks dislike drinking water and if that’s you, try adding lemon or lime juice to make it more satisfying.
2. Avoid Hot Showers
Taking hot showers can be soothing to some but it can be damaging to the skin. Our skin has natural oils and taking hot showers will remove the natural oils, potentially causing dry skin. So try and take cooler showers to help save those natural oils!
3. What Soap Are You Using?
Your soap may be too harsh for your skin. Brands like Cerave and Cetaphil are gentle on the skin so it will clean and keep the skin moisturized at the same time!
4. Pat Dry After Showering
Instead of rubbing your skin aggressively when drying off, try patting down your skin gently, then make sure to apply your moisturizer right after drying.
5. What Are You Cleansing With?
If you cleanse yourself with a wash cloth or a loofa, it may be too harsh for your skin. Try applying your cleanser by using your hands instead of the washcloth or loofa.
6. Find A New Moisturizer
Your skin may have become used to the current moisturizer that you’re using or your skin just may be changing and needs more TLC than usual. Do some research and try buying a different moisturizer that’s suited for your skin’s needs.
You could even try using oils like jojoba oil (similar to our skin’s natural oils and is easily absorbed), extra virgin olive oil (good for very dehydrated skin), or avocado oil (a rich emollient that helps with dry, itchy, or aging skin). If think you’ll be too greasy after using the oils, try using the oils at night to give your skin time to soak up the oils.
*Before trying any new product on your skin, you should do a patch test to make sure you’re not allergic. Do the patch test on inner your wrist and wait 24 hours to see if there is a reaction. And you should also check with your doctor before using any new products.
7. Reapply Throughout The Day
Carry your moisturizer or oils with you in a small container when you’re out and about and reapply your moisturizer whenever you feel your skin getting dry.
8. Monitor Your Skin’s Progress
Try to make note of when you’re skin seems to be getting dry the most and see if there is anything that you should adjust in your daily routine that may be causing excessive dryness.
Hope this helps! Comment below if you have any other good tips for helping with dry skin!