Got Dry Skin? The skin is made of many layers of cells. As the outer skin cells gradually get to the surface, they mature and die at the end. Surprising as it may sound, everyone has a layer of dead skin cells at the surface. Certain factors such as poor sleeping habits, aging, dehydration, pollution rate, diet habits, and sun damage can lead to uneven skin tone.
Glowing, healthy skin is everyone’s secret dream but not everyone has great skin. Chances are, you’ve found yourself blaming your genes when you should be doing something about the situation.
How to handle dry skin
If you’ve always had to deal with dry skin, it’s very easy to believe that winning the blemish-free skin battle is almost impossible. It can be a little embarrassing to scratch at your skin from time to time like you’ve come down with some type of new disease.
Because we understand your plight (or itch, instead), we did some research and came up with a few remedies to reduce the flaky side effects of dry skin. Ahaa, at last, some relief for our dry skin issues!
Here’s a list of the best and easiest things you could do.
Gulping down about eight glasses of water daily is only a part of it—to stay hydrated, the skin needs moisturizers also. Fortunately enough, most moisturizers already come with SPF, this simply means you don’t have to end up with overtly shiny skin. You should also note that bar soaps can dry out the skin, so use moisturizing body washes instead.
Also, be mindful of how much caffeine and alcohol you’re gulping down. Coffee may keep you energized, but drinking water will ensure that your body is free and clear of any toxins. And hey, it’s cheaper than a mocha latte and you don’t have to take time to prepare it. To counter the effects of dehydration, be sure to take some food and water along with your booze or caffeine.
The negative side effect of sun rays can easily be felt on the skin, resulting in early signs of aging and lack of elasticity. To fight this, sunscreen is your best option. Your best defense is an oil-free, water-based, broad-spectrum SPF that blocks out both UVA and UVB rays.
Exfoliate. Exfoliate. Exfoliate
Keeping a good skin tone means using a scrub a few times a week to keep your pores unclogged. Exfoliating frees your skin of dead skin cells, sweat, and accumulated residue. An exfoliating scrub opens up hair follicles without over-drying your skin.
The use of lotions should be an automatic next step after exfoliating. To seal up moisture, apply moisturizer when your skin is still slightly damp. It’s time to make you feel as smooth as a baby!
Exercise is not only important for losing weight and staying fit, but also for getting flawless skin naturally. It improves blood circulation and digestion and gives you a healthy glow.
Stimulating your blood flow through being active is the best way to get your perfect skin now. As a bonus, you will get more energy and your dream body, increase your productivity, and improve your sleep.
Scale back on sugar
Besides diabetes and weight gain implications, there is another reason to cut back on sugar consumption. Sugar-rich foods can increase inflammation. We understand the urge to indulge in caramel lattes, cakes, donuts, cookies, carbonated drinks, and ice creams once in a while.
But to soften your skin and retain moisture, foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids are exactly what you need. Your skin will be thanking you in no time.
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