Dry skin is quite common. It can cause discomfort and itching. Here are few tips that help alleviate skin dryness:
Do not use hot water for bathing, warm water is best.
Limit your time in the bathtub or shower to no more than 10 minutes a day, preferably once a day.
Use a gentle cleanser, mild, fragrance-free soaps. Avoid anti-bacteria or perfumed soaps.
Immediately after a bath or shower, pat your skin and apply a moisturizer while the skin is still damp.
Moisturize the skin as many times as needed. Don’t look for the most expensive moisturizer, look for those containing effective ingredients such as urea, lactic acid, glycerine and petrolatum.
It’s better to cleanse your face at night.
It is recommended that you shave immediately after or during a bath or shower as this is when the hair is at its softest. Always have in the direction that the hair grows.
The hands are very exposed and sensitive to dryness; apply hand cream after they are washed.
Avoid exposure to dry heat and harsh winds.
And remember, it’s your life, your future, YOUR HEALTH FIRST.
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About Sahtak Awalan - Your Health First
Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First was launched in 2012 by Weill Cornell Medicine - Qatar as a campaign intended to encourage people to lead healthy lives and transform unhealthy behaviors into healthy ones. The aim is to educate people about healthy living, sustainability, exercise and nutrition so they can make informed choices about the foods they buy, the importance of a balanced diet, and the way they live their lives. The initiative is totally inclusive and is aimed at everyone: young and old, nationals and expatriates, although there is a focus on youth.
The campaign’s strategic partners include Qatar Foundation, the Ministry of Public Health, the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Municipality and the Environment, Occidental Petroleum Qatar, ExxonMobil and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.
To create awareness through this public health initiative about healthy behaviors and disease prevention, as well as to educate Qatar's citizens about how poor lifestyle choices can have a negative impact on health and that small positive changes can have a large impact.
To build a strong foundation toward creating a healthy society able to contribute fully to Qatar's knowledge-based economy in line with the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030.