Do you hate dealing with dry skin? When you have flaky, itchy, dry skin, you want fast relief. Don't mistake it for dehydration, which is completely different.
There are many contributing factors to dry skin and easing your dry skin isn't just about what you put on it. How you clean your skin, the air around you, and even your clothes can aid in making your skin dry. With exposure to the sun, the natural aging process, and a host of other impacting conditions, our skin can take on a a very dry and aged look.
Our skin is the largest and one of the most important organs, not caring for it is not an option.
The Dry, Itchy Skin Fix
Take Warm Showers: A nice hot shower feels great on the body, but the hot water is not a good for dry skin. The hot beading water strips the body of its natural oil barrier. This barrier is essential for trapping moisture and keeping your skin smooth and moist. Skincare experts recommend short, warm showers that last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes. If you wash your hands a lot, the same rules apply. And afterwards, gently pat your body dry.
Moisturize After Washing or Showering: Get in the habit of moisturizing after using water. Be sure to use a moisturizer that will absorb into you skin. If you like a very rich moisturizer, look for one that contains shea butter or glycerin, such as SEACRET's Hand Cream with Shea Butter. For your body, we recommend SEACRET Body Butter which replenishes the body's natural oils. These moisturizers will help replenish you skin barrier.
Following a smart and consistent moisturizing routine helps, too.
- Wash with a non-soap liquid cleanser.
- Pat skin dry for less than 20 seconds.
- Apply a thick moisturizer to slightly damp skin within minutes of bathing to trap in moisture.
- Moisturize your hands every time you wash them, so that evaporating water doesn't draw even more moisture from your dry skin.
Exfoliate Weekly: Keep your skin looking young and fresh by exfoliating. This will remove dead cells that are lingering on the surface of your skin. It will also help your moisturizer become more effective. We recommend the SEACRET Salt and Oil Scrub.
Don't Use Drying Soaps: Most soaps on the market today are made with deodorant or antibacterial agents which can be harsh on your skin. I recommend a more natural approach. A mud soap.
Cover Up: Many of us love a nice tan, but sun damage is the main cause behind dry skin, wrinkles, and overall skin roughness. You reduce the damage my using a broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen year round. In cooler weather, it is best to dress in layers which helps to prevent overheating and perspiration both common causes of skin irritation. In warmer weather, wear light, loose, long-sleeved shirts while frolicking in the sun. And wear a wide-brimmed hat to shade our neck, ears, and eyes.