If you have dry skin, you know that once summer is over, the real battle begins. Of course, it’s something you have to deal with year-round, but temperature swings tend to aggravate already dehydrated skin. Therefore, following a skin care routine will help you achieve the smooth and flake-free skin you desire, even on the coldest of days.
Consider differentiating your morning and evening routines. Arun Agarwal, dermatologist, Apollo Clinic, Guwahati, says: “Your morning routine should focus on protecting your skin from the environment, including UV rays and environmental pollutants. school, while your nighttime routine should focus on fixing. EastMojo.
“Use a gentle moisturizer and sunscreen in the morning as well as an antioxidant like a vitamin C serum to protect from the elements. Nighttime is when you use a retinol, which is tolerated for sensitive skin, and a hydrating moisturizer.”
While the causes can vary, anyone can implement a skin care routine for dry skin that will benefit them. “As the skin dries, it shrinks and causes cracks, which can be deep, painful and even start to bleed – especially in areas like the feet, elbows, lips and even the scalp. . The cracks allow germs and bacteria to enter the body, which can lead to skin infections. So it’s important to follow a skin care routine, preferably as advised by professionals,” says Neena Bora, owner of Aesthetic Skincare Solutions in Tinsukia.
When it comes to your dry skin routine, experts say, you should keep these five steps in mind:
Choose a cleanser that is hydrating to remove dirt and oil without disrupting the outer layer of skin. A good ingredient to look for is hyaluronic acid.
Many toners use alcohol as the main ingredient, which dries out the skin. Look for alcohol-free toners with active ingredients that help restore your skin’s pH.
This step helps to target specific skin concerns. Concentrate on hydration with a pure hyaluronic acid serum.
A good moisturizer will lock in the benefits of the serum. Use a daily moisturizer specifically designed for facial skin. Facial moisturizers need to be really nourishing and hydrating but avoid products that can clog your pores. A safe bet is to look for “hypoallergenic” on the label.
Use sunscreen daily that blocks harmful UV rays from damaging the skin.
Go the natural way
Dr. Mridul Borthakur, Dr. Mridul Borthakur, an Ayurvedic practitioner at Dergaon, believes that there are many natural remedies for dry skin and some work great for facial skin.
“Castor oil, lavender oil, and avocado oil can all be good natural remedies for dry skin, as long as you don’t have acne-prone skin. Coconut oil is an emollient that can be used on sensitive areas, like under the eyes and around the mouth. Oatmeal is another soothing ingredient that can help reduce redness and itching. You can use it in a homemade mask. Aloe vera can also be soaked in oil and used as a natural moisturizer,” advises Dr.
Nutritionist Rakesh Jain suggests increasing omega-3 intake to combat dry skin. “Try adding flaxseeds, salmon, and walnuts to your diet. Nuts are rich in healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, and they also contain phytonutrients that help protect us against the harmful effects of oxidative stress. They are high in calories, so a small amount is enough for a day,” he says.
“When ingested, milk and yogurt add quality protein to your daily diet. Additionally, yogurt is great for a healthy digestive system, which means a clean gut and healthy skin. Raw milk or yogurt to apply on the face is also very beneficial. Vitamin C is important to help collagen keep its shape. It is also a potent antioxidant for our body. Tomatoes, lemons, oranges are some great options,” adds Jain.
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