Dry skin cannot be ignored. Dry skin leads to cracking of the upper layer of skin and gives it a real bad appearance. The main causes of dry skin include: dry climate, hormonal changes, too much exfoliation and treatment of other skin disorders. Moreover, dryness could be the inherent nature of one's skin. Whatever be the cause, dry skin care is very important (but not very difficult).
Dry skin care starts with moisturizers, the most effective remedy for dry skin. Generally moisturizers are classified under 2 categories based on the way they provide dry skin care.
The first category includes moisturizers that provide dry skin care just by preserving the moisture within the skin e.g. Vaseline. These moisturizers are relatively inexpensive and are readily available (even at grocery shops).
The second category includes moisturizers that work by drawing moisture from the environment and supplying it to the skin. This is a very effective way of dry skin care in humid conditions. The moisturizers that provide dry skin care in this way are also called humectants. For proper dry skin care, you must use a non-greasy type of moisturizer. You should use moisturizers that contain humectants, like Hydrate Me! Hyaluronic Acid Serum. This product contains hyaluronic acid that bonds water molecules to your skin tissue which helps hydrate and plump dry skin, helps to heal damaged skin, and reverses signs of aging due to wrinkles and fine lines.
Dry skin care is not about just using moisturisers but also using them properly. The best dry skin care procedure is to cleanse the skin before the application of moisturiser. Make sure you are using a sulfate-free cleanser, like Cleanse Me! Vitamin C Gel Cleanser. Sulfate-free cleansers are gentle enough for daily use and the Vitamin C contains antioxidants that help fight free-radicals from the environment and supports your skin’s natural moisture barriers. Immediately after you wash your face, apply the moisturizer while the skin is still damp.
Your dry skin care routine should also take care of sun protection. Avoid too much and too direct exposure to the sun (simply by using an umbrella/hat etc). And use a good sunscreen lotion before going out like Protect Me! SPF 50 Tinted Mineral Sunscreen. This sunscreen provides protection against UVA and UVB rays which can damage your skin and cause early signs of aging, and is rich in vitamins and antioxidants.
Dry skin care is also about being gentle with your skin. You should avoid harsh detergents and alcohol based cleansers. Also, after a face wash, do not rub your towel on your face, just pat gently to soak the water off.
On the whole, dry skin care is really simple for anyone who takes that seriously.