Dry skin can be caused due to various reasons, but mostly due to environmental reasons, where the moisture from the skin is removed. Types of problems that trigger dry skin are heat, hot showers, and climates, harsh soaps, etc. It is a very common problem during the winter season and in dry climates. therefore, some remedies that can help treat dry skin are-
- Coconut Oil
Coconut oil has emollients properties that fill the spaces between skin cells, creating a smooth surface, it is known that saturated fatty acids that occur naturally can hydrate and smoothen the skin, and are used in every part of the body including the areas underneath the eyes and around the mouth. Coconut oil doesn’t need any other substance mix and it is gentle enough for everyday use.
- Using collagen patches
There are hydrating collagen patches that help moisturize dry spots and improve the overall appearance of the skin, it is easy to use. All you have to do is place the patches under your eyes or in any other places that require extra moisture like the forehead or the area around the mouth, these patches are easily available and you just have to follow the instructions to see how long you have to place them on the skin.
- Spraying thermal water
The water from thermal springs contains minerals that help improve the health of the skin, spraying thermal water on the skin, once or twice a day can help keep your skin moisturized. They are available easily, but precautions need to be maintained while using them, to avoid spraying the thermal water on your skin too often. Using too much thermal water can also dry out the skin ultimately.
- Moisturising when damp and exfoliation
After washing your face or having a shower is the most ideal time to hydrate your skin, first pat off the excess moisture from the skin before applying a moisturizer then apply a second layer of it after the first layer has been soaked in by the skin. Exfoliation is another great way to smoothen your skin, scrubbing too much that strip the skin of moisture and irritate the dry skin, therefore using exfoliating products that are gentler on the skin, and avoiding scrubbing the skin harshly or using rough sponges or brushes, is preferred to use 2% salicylic acid or 10% glycolic acid if you have sensitive skin you should try and limit exfoliation to once or twice per week instead of every day.
It is important to preserve your healthy skin, maintaining a healthy skin barrier can prevent outbreaks of dry skin, and using sunscreen can also prevent skin damage and dryness.