Dry skin on your face can be frustrating. It’s itchy and can be painful at times. The skin needs protection just as we do. Here are 5 tips on how to treat dry skin on face.
Tip #1: Know What Triggers Dry Skin
If you know what causes dry skin, you’ll have a better way of not just treating it but preventing it as well. Dry skin is usually caused by:
- Cold Weather – Dry air dehydrates the skin, hence a lot of us suffer from dry skin during winter.
- Hot Showers – Steamy showers may relax you but that hot water won’t do any good for your skin. Hot showers can dry out the natural oils in your skin more quickly.
- Harsh Soaps – Choosing any bar of soap to wash your face can strip off your skins natural moisture.
- Scrubbing – Scrubbing off with a towel after taking a shower strips that moisture away especially if you rub too harshly.
- Aging – Skin becomes dry and thin as hormone levels alter as you age.
- Irritants – Chemicals found in detergents, fabric softeners and perfume can irritate the face.
- Skin Condition – Eczema (atopic dermatitis) can cause your face and your body to be flaky and red.
Tip #2: Treat Dry Skin from The Inside Out
The best way you can do to improve your dry facial skin from the inside out is by eating foods for dry skin.
Increase the amount of healthy fats to add moisture and make your skin suppler by eating avocados (also nuts and olive oil).
Celery and Cucumber
These vegetables contain silica which improves the skins elasticity and moisture. Eat a salad with plenty of both to keep your skin fresh and supple.
This makes the skin feel softer and removes flakiness by moistening it in a natural way. You can use coconut oil topically or internally (use it for cooking or add it to a smoothie).
The omega 3 fatty acids help reduce the inflammation and redness of your skin.
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and vitamins which keeps your skin glowing and healthy. It soothes the skin by preventing free radical damage due to environmental pollution.
Tip #3: Drink Plenty of H2O.
You’ve heard it before and we’ll say it again, always drink plenty of water. Water has a lot of functions and one of those is to keep dry sensitive skin hydrated. Keep a bottle of water with you so you’ll be reminded to drink.
Tip #4: Moisturize.
Moisturizing helps form a protective layer on the skin to keep if safe by keeping it hydrated. Herbalife has some of the best face creams for dry skin. We recommend you to try them out!
A creamy moisturizer with “apricot oil” – a moisturizing oil rich in vitamins A, C and E that helps skin maintain elasticity and suppleness. The broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection of SPF 15 protects your face from the sun’s harmful rays.
A night cream made with antioxidant vitamins A, C and E, sunflower oil, olive oil, panthenol and Pheohydrane P. that support healthy skin renewal to nourish and protect the skin minus the greasy feeling.
An ultra-rich night cream with time-delaying glutamine complex that supports collagen production to hydrate and moisturize the skin. It invigorates your skin while you sleep, a time when skin renewal is at its most active.
Tip #5: Humidify in Winter.
The winter can be your skin’s mortal enemy. Use a humidifier in your bedroom to increase moisture to the air. Keep indoor humidity to 50%.
These remedies for dry skin are a few of the most effective ways on how to treat dry skin on face. Go ahead and try one or two of them so you can kiss dry skin goodbye.
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Rooting for you,
~ The HSO Team ~
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