A healthy-shinny skin is everybody’s wish. That’s why many people go to a beautician or professional and spend a lot of money in order to get it. But I have simple tips to prevent you from dry skin.
1. Avoid caffeine, smoking, and alcohol.
2. Drink up! Make sure to drink at least 8 glasses of pure water a day to keep your skin and body properly hydrated. Drink more if you’re super active.
3. Do not wash using soap, as it dries out your skin! – Instead, use an exfoliant. But if you still like a soapy day, you can use super-fatted soaps or cleansing bars because they are less drying than regular, liquid, or antibacterial soaps. Don’t forget to add oil to your bath. Add a tablespoon or so of almond, jojoba, olive, or hazelnut oil to your bath water after you’ve soaked for about 5 minutes. By soaking first, your skin gets plumped up by the water, and then by adding the oil, it will seal in the absorbed moisture. Instead of rubbing, pat your skin dry after you bathe.
4. Apply a moisturizer before exposing your skin to wind, sun, heat, cold, dry office and airplane air. A lavender, rose, or German chamomile aromatic hydrosol sprayed onto your face, neck, chest, and hands helps to keep your skin wonderfully refreshed and hydrated.
5. Limit hot water contact. Avoid long, hot showers and baths, especially during cold weather, as they dehydrate the skin. Hot water can further dry the skin by stripping it of natural oils. Warm showers and baths for a short duration, though, are beneficial to dry skin. Also, limit bathing or washing you face to once a day, usually right before you retire.
6. Use humidifiers. They work wonders in restoring healthful humidity to your dry home or office environment.
7. Use only gentle cleansers. Avoid cleansers such as deodorant soaps and harsh abrasives. These can cause your skin to feel like a dried-out Thanksgiving turkey. Use a moisturizing soap, soap-free product, or a gentle, grain-based cleanser.
8. Eat natural foods with plenty of fresh vegetables, fruit, whole grains, dairy, fish and meat. If you’re on a weight loss diet that recommends low-fat products like margarines, low-fat milk, and low-fat salad dressings and so on, consider switching back to butter, whole milk, and healthy salad dressing bases like olive and coconut oils.