Dry skin can be itchy and uncomfortable. It can lead to a host of other
problems, from eczema to cracks and wrinkles. Whatever the reason for
the dry skin – it could be hereditary or it could be caused by the cold
weather – there are certain you should not do if you have a dry skin.
Here are some of them.
Take hot, long showers Hot water dries out
the natural oils that moisturize the skin. In order to avoid
over-drying the skin, taking a warm shower rather than a hot one and not
remaining in the shower for long periods of time can help reduce dry
Use products with high alcohol content A small
amount of alcohol in your products isn’t always a bad thing. However, if
a product has high amounts of alcohol, it is very likely that it will
dry out your skin. The takeaway here is to make sure to always research
the ingredients before buying a new product.
Excessive washing and hard scrubbing Washing
too often with soap is a sure-fire way to get a chronically dry skin.
Dry, irritated skin is much more susceptible to bacterial infection
because excessive washing removes the protective layer of your skin.
Use harsh facial cleansers It
is important for people with dry skin to avoid using harsh cleansers.
There are lots of gentle cleansers out there and some of them are even
Ignore Symptoms Sometimes, dry skin is an
indication of a serious condition that requires treatment from a Doctor.
Dry skin may be a sign of diabetes and thyroid conditions. Seeking out
treatment when dry skin is persistent is important.