For those of us who sometimes feel as if we’ve inhabited the body of a crocodile, there’s hope. Combatting dry skin is all about hydration.
Here’s a list of the best skin care hacks that you can use to rid dry skin from head to toe.
Products that help to create a protective barrier, which trap moisture into the skin are the best repair to soften skin. Emollients such as coconut oil, jojoba oil, lanolin, shea butter and petroleum jelly work best and can be found in everything from face washes to skin lotions.
Moisturize in the Shower
Seems redundant to say since water is actually hitting your body in the shower, but in fact, there’s a whole host of body washes that can dry out your skin. As such, make sure the one you pick actually has moisturizing properties. For an extra dose, apply body lotion or oil when skin is still wet. The skincare and beauty researchers at Adore Cosmetics say that applying the product to wet skin helps to trap some of the water that remains on your body and create yet another layering for hydration. Avoid harsh soaps with fragrance, which can dry skin out, too.
Treat Your Feet
If you have dry, cracked feet, apply a shea butter cream before bedtime then cover with snug socks. The socks lock in moisture for an extra hydrating boost. If you have dry, cracked hands, do the same routine, only put on a pair of gloves and wear them overnight. Also, water-free antibacterial soaps lead to dry hands or make already dry hands worse because of the amount of alcohol used. Alcohol dehydrates skin.
Get Egg on Your Face
For a homemade remedy, an egg-yolk facial mask works wonders. According to Reader’s Digest, the egg mask helps moisturize dry skin. Separate the egg and beat the yolk, then apply the beaten egg, lay back and wait 30 minutes. Then rinse. The benefits of using a homemade masks is that you avoid any chemicals in over the county facial masks.
Rid Yourself of Dead Cells
If your face is dry, exfoliate one or two times a week. Dry skin is caused by a layer of dead skin cells that build up, so removing the layer of dead skin will reveal fresh healthy skin underneath. You can make your own scrub by mixing a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of ground oatmeal together. Rub it over your face in a circular motion, then rinse it off with lukewarm water.
Adore Cosmetics products incorporate a range of other naturally based ingredients formulated after extensive research to deliver maximum effectiveness for general skin concerns, to promote anti-aging and help restore a youthful glow to the skin.
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