Are you noticing that you are suffering from dry skin constantly? Especially during this winter season, conditions are generally drier creating the perfect conditions for dry skin. In this article, I will go over some things you should keep in mind when making sure that your skin is healthy and moisturized.
Your Daily Routine
If your skin is frequently dry, it is important to look at your daily habits to see if there is anything you are doing routinely that is impacting the health of your skin.
- Being outside all day can be hard on your skin; whether you are working a job where you are outside or you are just outside frequently. The sunlight, wind, and temperature can potentially damage your skin barrier. You want to make sure that you check the weather conditions before you go outside to see if you are properly protecting your skin. Sunscreen is always needed whenever you are outside on parts of your body that are exposed to sunlight even when it is cold.
- Is your home too dry? This can be a potential cause of your dry skin. If you think that this is your problem, you should consider a humidifier for your home. A humidifier like the Miro MH7000 would be the perfect addition to your home. This model comes with humidity sensors that regulate the humidity in your home to the optimal amount. Be careful of certain types and brands of humidifiers, some can be potentially dangerous to young children and pets.
- When you are older, your skin becomes drier. At an older age, you need to take extra care to manage your dry skin than someone who is younger. However, people of all ages should take the steps needed to protect their skin.
Some Tips For Dry Skin
- Moisturize often! Your skin, particularly in conditions that are hard on your skin, needs to be moisturized to protect your skin barrier. Be wary of any moisturizers that contain chemicals that can be damaging to your skin. Talk with your doctor about the particular type and brand that would be best for your skin.
- If your dry skin is severe, your skin may be itchy. Make sure that you do not scratch the itch even though the urge may be very strong. Scratching your itchy skin can lead to more irritation, cuts, and even infection. To make sure you do not from any of these issues, do your best to not scratch your skin.
- A potential cause of your dry skin may be repeated exposure to water. There are chemicals present in water, such as pool and tap water, that can cause skin irritation and worsen any conditions you have. Limit the number of baths you take to see if this makes a noticeable difference in the health of your skin.
- It is always best to see a dermatologist if you want the best assessment of your skin. Every skin type is unique so you want to take the extra step of using products that are healthy for your skin type. Your dermatologist can diagnose any skin conditions you may be suffering from and give you personalized care for your skin type.