Dry skin requires a little extra attention to avoid flaking, irritation, and cracking.
Use only natural and rick skin care products. Things like extra-virgin coconut oil, shea butter, and even homemade herbal oils are better for dry skin.
Avoid tap water. Whenever it is possible, avoid using tap water to clean your face. Use sparkling water instead. Tap water can often contain harsh minerals that will dry out your skin further.
Use a humidifier. Keep it on both day and night year-round. Your air condition, which is probably on most days, is drying your skin further. The humidifier can help reverse that.
Use lukewarm water. Hot water robs your skin of moisture and will cause it to dry out further. Try to keep your showers short and only shower once a day. It is also a good idea to avoid hot tubs. Sorry. The hot water and chemicals are torture on your skin.
Exfoliate on a weekly basis. Moisturizer will be much more effective on properly exfoliated skin. Use a scrub when in the shower. Exfoliate facial skin with a mild scrub designed for the fact. It’s best to scrub skin when it’s dry. Apply scrub to dry skin before you turn on the water. If you find it’s not moist enough, mix it with some lotion. For best results, it is recommended that you massage the scrub into the skin for a few minutes.
Pat yourself dry. It is a good idea to pat yourself with your towel rather than rub yourself dry. Rubbing too hard with a towel can be harmful to dry skin.