Whether it’s due to cold weather or aging, we’ve all dealt with dry skin once or twice in our lives. Regardless of how it happens, it’s never fun to deal with the redness, cracking, and itchy episodes that come with the dryness.
If you’re struggling with regular dry skin, there are a few dermatologist-recommended steps you can take to heal and prevent it in the future.
Avoid Scented Skincare Products
Scented lotions and soaps may smell dreamy, but they typically do more harm than good. Products that use special chemicals and fragrances can be harsher on the skin, causing dryness or even rashes. Avoiding these products will help your skin retain its natural oils.
But, it can be a little tricky to find a lotion that is truly free of scented chemicals. Instead of looking for the word “unscented”, try to shop for a moisturizer that uses the word “fragrance-free”. A lot of manufacturers that claim to be unscented are still using dangerous chemicals and irritants to neutralize or hide odors. Fragrance-free products contain absolutely no artificial scents or neutralizers that could irritate your skin.
Take Careful Showers
When it comes to showers, there’s a fine line between being helpful or hurtful to dry skin. While showering allows moisture into your skin, it can be hurtful to shower too often and not allow natural body oils to do their job. There are a few steps you can take to make sure bathing or showering doesn’t dry you out, which are:
- Close the bathroom door to keep in moisture.
- Avoid hot water. Use warm water instead.
- Limit your shower time to 5 or 10 minutes.
- Limit showering to once a day.
- Wash with a natural, fragrance-free cleanser.
- Blot your skin gently dry with a towel instead of rubbing dry.
- Put on moisturizer immediately after drying your skin.
Apply Moisturizer Right After Showering
Your skin holds the most moisture right after you step out of the shower—in order to keep that moisture locked in your skin, grab a fragrance-free moisturizer and lather it on right after showering. We recommend natural moisturizers with helpful ingredients like shea butter and aloe vera. Aloe Infusion’s Face & Body Cream is a great option for holding in full-body moisture for up to 12 hours at a time. Aloe Infusion is free of harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients to keep you and your skin healthy and moisturized without the greasy feeling.
Protect Your Lips
Your lips tend to get dry and cracked before most other parts of your body. To stop dryness before it happens, protect your lips with a lip balm or gel that feels gentle on your lips. Especially if it’s cold outside, wearing lip balm can prevent the cold air from hurting your lips.
Protect Yourself From the Winter Cold
If you live in a place that experiences cold winters, cover-up and apply plenty of face moisturizer to protect yourself from the harsh winter air. One area that tends to dry out pretty easily is the hands. To keep the moisture locked in your hands, put on plenty of moisturizer and wear gloves to prevent dry, raw skin.
As cold autumn nights are approaching, make sure to get started with a natural skincare routine to keep your skin healthy, happy, and moisturized. Protect your skin daily from dryness and aging with Aloe Infusion’s Face & Body Cream. This fragrance-free moisturizer contains only natural ingredients that provide a delightful, yet light aloe scent. Click here to get started moisturizing, healing, and protecting your skin!
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