Dry Skin on the Face: Tips and Products to Treat
There are many causes for your face being dry. Some people are just born with naturally dry skin. If you overcleanse your face, this can also cause a problem. The outdoor elements can also make your face dry. In the hot summer months, you have to be careful not to get sun damage. In the winter, the extreme cold and dry weather can also wreck havoc on the delicate skin on your face. Here are some tips and products to treat dry skin on the face.
Clean your skin gently: Washing your face with harsh products or cleansing too often will dry your skin out. Be sure to use a mild product that will not irritate your face. To keep your skin’s natural oils, you need to choose a product that will not wash them away. For a gentle product that you can use daily, try Natrulift Softening Cream Cleanser, $14.00, at The Body Shop. It will keep your face soft and is perfect for cleaning off makeup. The pomegranate makes it smell yummy. This product does contain oil from Brazil nuts so if you have an allergy, avoid using.
Moisturize properly: Be sure to avoid very hot water when bathing because it will dry your skin even more. A great tip is being sure to apply moisturizer to your face right after you get out of the tub or shower. If you moisturize within about five minutes, it will help seal in the moisture on your face. You do not need to apply your facial moisturizer when you are dripping wet but be sure your face is still dewy when you apply.
“Winterize” your skin: The winter months can be the toughest on your skin. Our face is exposed to cold weather, wind, and very low humidity. When the weather changes, you also need to change to a product that will protect your skin. I suggest Botanical Kinetics Hydrating Lotion, $32.00, from Aveda. You just need a little on your face to help protect it in the winter. It has emollients such as coconut and jojoba to keep your face moisturized in the toughest conditions. It also has lavender and chamomile to help soothe irritated winter skin
Protect from the sun: Try Garnier Nutritioniste Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel-Cream, $6.39, CVS pharmacy. This unique moisturizer absorbs into your skin quickly and is light and refreshing. This is the perfect lotion to help the dry skin on your face that is irritated by the sun. This product is oil free and will not make your face feel greasy when you are outside enjoying the warm weather.