What to choose for Dry skin?
Your skin turns dry for multiple reasons, including weather conditions, harsh creams or products, and drying soaps. Dry skin can result in scaling and cracking, making it uncomfortable at times. So, if we can be mindful while choosing the products we use, we are halfway there in protecting the skin.
How about getting to know what type of products to choose for dry skin to avoid scaling and other issues.
1.Face wash – Any face wash you choose for dry skin should contain a creamy formulation. Try washing your face only once a day, and even washing it with normal water frequently can leave your skin drier.
2. Moisturizer – While choosing a moisturizer, make sure it is cream-based and includes any of the ingredients like Glycerol/Glycerin, white paraffin, shea butter, or cocoa butter as they hydrate your skin.
Apply moisturizer twice a day. Once after bath on lightly wet skin and later apply it before going to sleep without fail.
3.Body wash– The body wash you choose must be glycerin-based to keep your skin soft and hydrated.
4. Avoid Scrubs – It is better to avoid scrubs when it comes to dry skin. To exfoliate one can either choose salicylic acid or glycolic acid contents once a week as they don’t cause any harm to your skin
5.Anti Ageing – Studies show that people with dry skin have higher chances of getting wrinkles at a young age. So, people above 25years can start using AHA(Alpha hydroxy acid) as it exfoliates, moisturize and reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
6.Sunscreen _ While choosing a sunscreen, go for cream-based with SPF 30. Use twice or thrice daily, and make sure it contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. And avoid BB and CC creams.
7.Home remedies – Coming to home remedies, Take a mashed banana and add honey to it. Apply the banana honey paste and leave it for 15-20min. Now wash your face with lukewarm water.
*Note: People with dry skin should avoid using Besan flour(sanaga pindi) and other citrus fruits on their skin
Adding ingredients like Apple, banana, curd, cream and honey gives good results