Do you also sometimes suffer from dry, tight skin? In the colder winter months, for instance, or after a nice warm shower or a swim? Dry, tight skin can be very annoying and can even start to itch or feel irritated. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to make your skin feel a lot more comfortable.
Dry skin can have several causes. Some people naturally have dry skin. Their skin doesn't produce enough oil and becomes dry and tight. As we age, our skin produces less oil and therefore becomes drier. Long, warm showers or baths can also cause dry skin. They literally rinse off the skin's own oily layer. You may also experience dry skin more often in winter. When the heating is on, the air in your home or at work may be drier.
The first step is to recognise the symptoms of dry skin. This will then allow you to treat and hydrate your skin in the best possible way. Dry skin can manifest itself in several ways:
Dry and tight skin can be very annoying. Your skin may become itchy or irritated, fine lines will appear more quickly, and your make-up won't stay put. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to make your skin feel a lot more comfortable. What to do against extremely dry skin These are our dos and don'ts.
Yes, we know it’s a cliché, but drinking plenty of water is extremely important for the health of your entire body... and therefore also for your skin. When you have dry skin, your body needs moisture to be able to repair it. The active ingredients in moisturising products help your skin retain moisture better, but your body needs moisture in the first place in order to do this. So try to drink 8 glasses of water every day!
Did you know that your shower ritual has a big impact on your (dry) skin? If you like taking nice, long, hot showers, we have some bad news for you: the hotter the water, the worse it affects your skin. This is why it is a good idea to turn the temperature down a little and keep your showers as short as possible. Also try to be very gentle with your skin. Exfoliating your entire body and face every day is a real no-go! It stops your skin from restoring itself. The way you dry yourself also affects your skin. If you tend to rub your body with a towel, this is very bad for your skin. Try to gently pat your skin dry.
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Dry air can make dry skin more sensitive and even irritate your skin. Try to keep the air in your home sufficiently humid, for example by turning down the temperature a bit. This can be a challenge, especially in winter, but you can use some tricks to humidify the air in your home.
Try to avoid extreme heat sources, such as stoves and fireplaces, as much as possible, no matter how lovely and warm they are. The heat causes the skin to lose extra moisture and get too dry. This causes dry, tight skin.
There, now you have lots of tips to try. The main thing is to hydrate your skin from both the inside and outside and to avoid very hot and dry places. If you tried all these tips and still suffer from extremely dry skin, the best thing to do is to pay your dermatologist a visit.
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