Dry skin is a concern that many people have. The type of skin one has is generally hereditary and sometimes related to one’s own body chemistry as well as fluctuations in hormones. If you have dry skin, generally you will be able to take some daily measures to help moisturize your skin. Generally, dry skin does not go away and is rather a trait that you will have for the rest of your life. That said, there are some instances where depending on the situation, dry skin cures will work.
Having dry skin is normal, and in some cases especially in young adulthood when acne problems run rampant, is actually a blessing. In the older years however when dry skin becomes more of a problem because wrinkles are more likely to develop on dry skin than oily skin. So, what does this mean? More importantly, what are some easy dry skin cures that you can employ? Below are two major tips to follow.
Drink More Water and Less Caffeine
This is not a clique skin care tip. This is a reality. If you want to have more vibrant, healthy and hydrated skin you need to consume more water, pure, filtered preferably so it is as clean and healthy for you as possible. Your internal health will directly affect your skin. Caffeine from soda and coffee can not only lead to overall body hydration which can temporarily impair your cognitive functioning, it also affects your skin giving it a gaunt and ashy look in some particularly unfortunate cases. So for every cup of caffeine you have, you need to drink at least 4 cups to reimburse the liquids lost. Drink water and herbal teas as part of a daily routine to improve your dry skin.
Find a REAL Moisturizer
Sorry folks, over the counter moisturizers don’t cut it. In fact many drug store so-called facial moisturizers have a lot of irritating chemicals (that can lead to premature aging) that also can put your skin in a cycle where it perpetually needs more lotion to stay moist and soft, rather than truly hydrating your skin. Go to a reputable spa or esthetician that specializes in professional level skin care products to get the best options. Generally, the most hydrating ingredients tend to come from pure natural sources such as from nut and plant oils, rather than petroleum by-products. Makes sense if you think about it.
In some cases, dry skin can be attributed to other issues and problems going on in the body and that advice is best taken from dermatologists or medical doctors who are experts in your particular situation and can give you the best dry skin cures to fit your needs. Otherwise, drinking water and using a real moisturizer is incredibly helpful for your dry skin.