Dry skin cannot be ignored. Dry skin leads to cracking of the upper layer of skin and can leave you susceptible to bacteria and infections. 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. Moisture Plus Night Cream. These moisturizers are relatively inexpensive and are readily available from most professionals.
The second category includes serums that work by drawing moisture from the environment and supplying it to the skin. This is a very effective way of addressing 'dry skin care' in humid conditions. The serums that address 'dry skin care' in this way are also called humectants. For proper dry skin care, you must use a water-based serum with a small molecular structure for deeper penetration. The ingredients of humectants include honey, glycerine, hyaluronic acid etc. A great product to address this concern is Hydrate or Absorb from Tu'el Skin Care
'Dry skin care' is not about just using moisturizers but also using them properly. The best 'dry skin care procedure' is to properly cleanse the skin before the application of moisturizer. You can make your 'dry skin care' even more effective by applying the moisturizer while the skin is still damp (after cleansing). Also, make sure that you use surfactant-free products (especially on your face, neck and arms). Exfoliation does help in dry skin care, by removing the dead skin cells. However, don't exfoliate with force or using aggressive products. Your dry skin care procedures/products should also take care of sun protection. Avoid too much and too direct exposure to sun (simply by using an umbrella/hat etc). Use a good sunscreen lotion before going out. A lot of moisturizers provide sun protection too, along with dry skin care.
You also have natural products for 'dry skin care' i.e. products that provide 'dry skin care' in a natural way (without the use of synthetic chemicals). These dry skin care products supply lipid enhancements to the skin, hence enabling moisture retention within the skin. Another, important thing for 'dry skin care' is the temperature of water you use for shower or for cleansing your face. Use cool or room temperature water; too hot or too cold water can cause dryness and other skin concerns.
'Dry skin care' is also about being gentle with your skin. You should avoid harsh detergents and alcohol based cleansers. Also, after a facial cleanser, do not rub your towel on your face, just pat gently to soak the water off.
As a whole, dry skin care is really simple for anyone who takes their home care recommendations seriously. Are you in need of some hydration? Schedule a Deluxe 90 Minute Customized Facial with Richard Merrill-Rivas today or give the Moisture Plus Intro Set a go. Schedule you appointment today to get yours!
Richard Merrill-Rivas is a nationally recognized Celebrity Esthetician, Educator, Holistic Health and Business Coach.