Exfoliate gently to remove dead skin cells. Exfoliating is a great way to smooth your skin.
the reality is that getting rid of flakes is a key component to effectively moisturizing your skin. That’s because build up of dead skin cells makes it harder for any moisturizing products you do apply to penetrate the skin’s surface. Gentle exfoliation two to three times a week with a product that uses a gentle exfoliator — like the SCRUB ME Rosemary Mint — will help get rid of the dead skin that has overstayed its welcome.
It’s recommended to exfoliate twice or three times per week. If you have sensitive skin, limit exfoliation to once or twice per week instead.
Moisturize when your skin is damp to seal in more hydration. After you wash your face or get out of the shower, pat off the excess moisture with a towel before applying your moisturizer. If your skin still feels dry, apply a second layer of moisturizer once the first layer has soaked in.
Treat itchy skin with moisturizer and other creams. Dry skin often leads to itchy skin, but scratching can make dry skin worse and even cause damage. Sometimes, moisturizing alone will help to ease any dry-skin related itchiness, but if you need some extra relief, try hydrocortisone cream or over-the-counter anti-itch lotion.
Treat dry areas on your face with collagen patches.
-Hydrating collagen patches can help moisturize dry spots and improve the overall appearance of your skin.
-Try placing the patches under your eyes or in any other places where you may need an extra boost of moisture, such as your forehead or the area around your mouth.
Use warm, not hot, water when you shower or bathe. Hot water sucks moisture from your skin, so avoid cranking your faucet up too high. Use water that’s pleasantly warm instead of scalding.
Similarly, avoid soaking in a hot tub on a regular basis to keep your skin from drying out.
Turn Down The Heat
A long, hot shower is one of the simple pleasures in life — and a major contributing factor to dry skin. Hot water is notorious for stripping the natural oils from your skin. With those oils gone, your skin barrier may be weaker, making your skin more likely to be dry or susceptible to damage and irritation. Keep the water warm, not scalding, and you’re skin barrier won’t wind up as depleted. Another easy switch is to only wash your face in the evening — unless you have some sort of retinol or acid treatment on your skin, you don’t really need to wash in the a.m. A quick splash of cool water to refresh your complexion will suffice. In the evening, opt for a rich cleanser like our Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil — a makeup-removing oil cleanser with Evening Primrose and Lavender Essential Oils, plus Squalane, to simultaneously clean and replenish skin.
Wear sunscreen on a daily basis.
If you spend a lot of time outdoors, it's essential that you apply a cream or moisturizer that contains an SPF of 15 or higher. This will protect your skin from damaging sun rays, which cause burns, sun spots, and wrinkles. Remember that you can burn your skin all year round, so sunscreen isn't just for summer!
Use a humidifier to prevent dry air in your home. If the air in your home is very dry, it could be contributing to your dry skin, leaving it feeling rough and flaky. To counteract this effect, try putting a humidifier in your living room and another one in your bedroom.
Use a cool-air humidifier, even in the winter.
Use filtered or distilled water in your humidifiers to prevent minerals from building up inside them.