How to get rid of dry skin

5/24/2017

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Do you take care of your body the same way you take care of your face?
As we care and worry so much for having smooth, hydrated acne free skin on our face, same way we should worry about caring for the skin of the rest of our body, but, we often forget about it.

The skin n our body also gets dry, irritates easily, and can get acne too; usually we made the mistake of only taking care of it when we need shave or wax but we only concentrate our attention to our legs and armpits forgetting the res: back, shoulders, knees, elbows, feet… we need to give our enture body some love every day the same way we do it to our face.

One of the main reason our skin gets dry its due to dehydration, and the rest of our body compare to our skin tend to get dry a lot more. It´s not enough to juts drink water every day, the skin need to absorb some moisture; remember we expose our skin to sunlight every day for a long period of time, and this makes it dry faster. 

A dry skin looks old, dull, feels rough, itches a lot, irritates easily. 



How do I know if I have dry skin?

 The skin feels rough
If you draw a line over your skin with your nail it will leave a white line all over it
It itches and burns
The skin starts to crack (specially on your feet, elbows, and knees)
May appear cut in the folds of the toes or hands







Keep in mind you don’t need to have all the symptoms by having only one of them it means your skin is dry.

What should I do if I have dry skin?

It important to keep the skin hydrated, there are many different moisturizer or body butters you can use to accomplish this, use the one suits your needs best. I prefer to make my own moisturizer at home with more natural ingredients.

Don’t forget there are also some diseases like: Atopic dermatitis, keratosis pilaris, diabetes among others that causes dry skin, if this is your case u strongly recommend asking your doctor about it, he will recommend you the most suitable product for you.


What can I do to prevent my skin from drying out?

If you already have one of the symptoms, the best thing you could do is use moisturizer twice a day: in the morning before going out and at night right before you go to bed after you took a shower. After the shower is the best moment to apply it because your pores are open and they will absorber even more the moisture. 

Use sunscreen everyday
Avoid hot water baths
For your hands: use gloves to wash the dishes or clothes to prevent the damage for the harsh chemicals  
Avoid dry air
Avoid long hours of exposure to the sun for
Drink enough water every day (2liters at least)

How you take care of the skin of your body?



6 comments:

  1. Great tips! I try to do many of them and also use coconut oil in my routine! :)

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    1. Yes coconut oil is the best I use it too

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  2. That skin on my hands can get really dry. I think it's because I garden a lot so wash my hands often I use a very intense hand cream called Neutrogina, also concentrated which helps a lot. I have to put it on very often though. Good advice on your post.

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    1. Over washing your hands dry them lots, glad you found ,y post helpful:)

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  3. My feet becomes dryer every year, I guess its called growing lol. I definitely could do with these tips thanks for sharing them. Back to softer skin yayy

    JUlie Syl Kalungi

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    1. Try using your moisturizer at night and put on some sucks to help your skin absorb it :)

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