20 Dry Facial Skin Tips Recommended by  Dermatologists

Dry facial skin can be big problem, especially when the air around you is devoid of moisture. However, it can be equally challenging even when the humidity is high.  The truth is, that when you subject your skin to harsh weather conditions and you neglect adding moisture back, your skin can pay the price.

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Dry skin chaps, flakes, chafes, cracks, and can cause your skin to age at a very fast pace. Because of splitting, dry skin can leave your skin more susceptible and prone to bacterial infections too.

Although there are confusing statistics on it, dry skin seems to favor people who were born with fair skin and blonde or red hair. Fair skin is thinner than darker skin, and is more susceptible to environmental hazards. Wouldn't ya know?

Dry skin can also be genetic. If one or both of your parents has dry skin, your chances of having it too, are far greater.

It can also affect aging skin. As you get older, oil glands slow down production and may cause dry facial skin, even if you once had oily skin. (This sure happened to me when I got into my mid 50's, until I found a way to improve the condition!)

Causes of oily skin are; exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, excessive bathing with harsh soaps, a deficiency of vitamin A, systemic illness, overexposure to sunlight, or certain medications.

On the good side of things, people with dry skin do not get as many pimples as do those with oily skin. Use the tips below to help heal dry skin, so you can get on with living.

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20 Tips for Dry Facial Skin

  • I never knew that taking a simple vitamin alone could make such a big difference but it does. However, you must get the right dosage to improve dry facial skin.

  • Use mild soaps (like Dove) or just plain water to help cleanse dry skin. Avoiding dehydration is key! Harsh soaps are not good for dry facial skin types at all.

  • Select moisturizers specifically made for sensitive or dry facial skin. Philosophy Hope in a Jar is one of the best moisturizers on the market for dry, sensitive skin... but some ladies do complain that its kinda stinky. :o(

  • Pat your skin dry gently and thoroughly after a bath or shower. Rubbing your skin can easily compromise the integrity of your skin!

  • Avoid all products that have an alcohol base because they only dry out your skin even more.

  • Serums that contain hyaluronic acid help add moisture to your skin in all the right ways. Using both a serum and a facial lotion together, helps keep your skin plump throughout the day.

  • Opt for warm water in the shower, not hot!

  • Slather on lotion right after you shower - while your skin is still moist!

  • Choose foundations that have an oil base to help add moisture. Makeup holds much better anyway on amply hydrated skin.

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  • Once a week, use this hydrating dry skin facial mask.

    • 1 Tablespoon of Oat Meal
    • 1 Tablespoon of Yogurt
    • 1 Tablespoon of Honey
    • 1 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
    • 1/8 Teaspoon of Bee Pollen (optional)

    Pulverize oatmeal flakes in your processor. Add wet ingredients and pulse till mixed. Apply to your face and allow to dry. Rinse with cool water to remove. Pat dry. (Store leftovers in the frig.)

  • Choose laundry detergents carefully! Many are just too strong to put next to dry skin!

  • B vitamins help rebuild the integrity of your skin, from the inside out.

  • Drink plenty of PURE water if you're not already, and try to eat healthy, well balanced meals. The healthier you are, the more your skin is bound to reflect it!

  • Be very selective when you choose lotions for your skin. There are a zillion products on the market so use the brands that serve your skin well and forgo buying off brands just to save a few bucks.

  • Although Vaseline has been touted by some celebrities as a good moisturizer, it's not. Vaseline acts as a block! It will retain moisture that's already on your face, but it also blocks moisture from getting to your face. And the biggest risk? Hello! It's PETROL-eum! (OIL) So, regardless of what others say, it will dry out your skin over time.

  • Consuming foods high in omega-3's are particularly important to people with dry skin or acne.

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  • Cool rinses of water will help lock moisture into your skin by closing your pores.

  • Use a thin layer of coconut oil under lotions to boost moisture, heal cracking, and soften your skin. Apply coconut oil several times a day or at bedtime for maximum benefits.

  • Try using a cool mist humidifier to help moisten the air around you, which your skin can drink in.

  • Using cortisone cream with a moisturizer is a good idea for itchy skin. Use it sparingly though. Just a little dab will work!

    Dry facial skin is controllable, especially with the advances in skin care science. If you have a sudden onset of dry facial skin, there maybe an underlying medical reason so get it checked out. Otherwise, keep moisturizing and drinking water to maintain hydration!

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