Dealing with Dry Skin

Dealing with Dry Skin

Flaky skin? Dry scalp? Peeling lips? With summer here and rising temperatures it can be very easy for our skin to become dry. It’s easier to become dehydrated, which can result in drier skin and given that we spend the majority of our days inside with the AC on, our skin may lose moisture more easily.  

However, with a few lifestyle changes, having healthy, moisturized skin is very simple.  

Firstly, make sure you are drinking enough water. Staying hydrated will help keep all your organs healthy, including your skin.  

When you are in the shower, try to limit how much time you spend under hot water as extremely hot water can strip your skin of natural oils and cause dry skin. After showering, apply moisturizer on your skin to retain moisture better and don’t forget to apply lotion on drier areas like your elbows, knees and soles of your feet. If your feet are particularly dry, exfoliate your skin to remove the dry patches. Once you have finished, apply lotion and socks. This will help to keep your feet moisturized for longer.  

In the morning and before you go to bed, be sure to wash your face and apply a moisturizer to your face. Choose a moisturizer that is best suited to your skin type, (i.e oily, dry, combination). Applying lip balm as needed is also a great tip to avoid dry lips throughout the day.  

If you are suffering from increasingly dry skin, you should always contact a dermatologist. Your physician will give you advice and may prescribe medications to relieve your condition. 

Dry skin can be aggravating, but these simple lifestyle changes for a healthy hydrated skin are very simple.