Having people swoon over the luminosity of your skin takes two to tango – time and effort. If these two condiments are distributed generously on your skin’s counter, a delicious return is not far to behold. We all want skin that looks like a million dollars, and feels like Shea butter. However, the barometer of motivation dips to a nadir when achieving that perfect simulacrum comes into the picture.
Besides a staggering motivation, sadly, there are other factors that play spoil sport. When frost dawns, your skin looks arid, squirming for moisture. You don’t have much of a choice here, it’s either the winter’s way or the highway, right? Wrong! You can do a lot to combat the situation. …
Significant Remedies to Fight Red Dry Skin
When your skin seizes to lock moisture, it also loses its natural sheen. The itch further intensifies the dryness of the skin, delivering a flushed look to the skin. Smearing petroleum jelly with gentle strokes on the reddened area, during bedtime, would do a good turn to improve your condition.
Before the lineage of topical lotions and creams, in all its entirety, was invented, there has been one element that has silently observed the evolution in the beauty industry. How are we to forget the august element water! In a world of protein shakes, and pill pops, sadly, water has been side-lined. Remember: Drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water religiously is a must. If you don’t, your skin would continue to remain in a state of drought.
Your diet must contain foods that deliver a wholesome dose of omega-3 fatty acids, and antioxidants. These components help in retaining moisture in the lipid layer of the skin. You may also opt for foods, such as, salmon, tuna, vegetables, flax seeds, and walnuts. Citrus fruits would do a world of good to help regain the well-being of your skin. Cumin seeds have been known to balance the skin’s pH level.
Soap cakes – though they avoid pinching the pocket too hard – rather act foolhardy toward the skin. Your facial skin is fragile; shilly-shallying is not entertained if you are to tackle your skin department with care. Using a water-based facial cleanser that nourishes the skin, retains moisture, and reveals a systemic luminosity of the skin, would be an ideal choice.
If you intend to save your skin, quitting the tobacco tube is one proposition you must consider. Banging that tankard of hard drinks is one unexplained improv, you may appreciate in the long run.
Your skin, sure, has seen better days, has it not? Well, those halcyon days may not be far off. Making sundry changes, like, checking the temperature of water you use to wash your face, brings about a lot of difference. Tepid water is ideal to wash your face.
Avoiding exposure to sunlight is one remedy that may be considered second to none.
Exercise your way to a non-chafed skin. When you have to choose between an elevator, and the flight of stairs, hop onto the latter. It ought to be a shank’s pony for you as it is far better than swishing through the duct of the building, and getting ‘home-delivered’ without moving a limb!
Rubbing, or scratching an already excited area, makes matters worse. Wiping your face is not equal to rubbing your face with a towel. Pat, and not rub your face dry. Rubbing the skin surface aggravates the condition, making it red, and prone to peeling, in addition to robbing the natural oils that moisturize the skin. A faulty wiping technique such as this one, indeed, ‘rubs your skin up the wrong way’.
When applying skin care products, avoid rubbing the product through the skin surface. Gentle circular motions, with downy pressure applied with your fingertips, helps smear the product with efficacy. Let the product penetrate into the skin.
Stay away from luxuriantly fragrant skin products. Fragrances account for causing undue redness to the skin. Your face loses moisture, and assumes dryness ad nauseam.
Supposed ‘guardian’ creams for the skin, prove to be in a no dice situation. What goes into that dressy bottle is unfortunate. Ingredients, such as, formaldehyde-based preservatives serve punitive, and not purposeful toward the skin.
Perfume base and carcinogens, that are added to skin care products, only add to the profundity of the package; however, what they do is next to nothing for the betterment of the skin. Ingredients, such as the ones mentioned, may fuel an allergic reaction.
Skin products endowed with extracts of antioxidants, and other such natural ingredients makes for an efficacious skin enhancer, reducing the redness, and dryness of the skin. Remember: A classy bottle may lure you no end; however, what matters is the constituent of the container.
Do not equate ‘expensive’ with ‘efficacious’. Sure, the price is important; however, reading what lies below the crimp, indeed, is priceless.
*You see, everyone knows how to ‘use’ products; however, virtually, there are very few who know how to ‘read’ their labels.
Recipes to Bid Your Red dry Skin Farewell
If the sorry state of your skin makes you see red, at your perusal are some recipes, to restore the natural moisture of your skin.
Applying a mixture of honey and milk daily to your face is sure to do a good turn to you. This mixture works as a good moisturizer. In a facial bowl, club two teaspoonful of honey, and milk in equal quantity. After 15 to 20 minutes of application, rinse your face with water. Continual application may prove highly beneficial.
Pure coconut oil is one tough contender to moisturize the skin. Its penetration properties make it a choice rising above the rest. Aloe vera too, for that matter, has properties deemed effective in order to reduce inflammation, and repair the skin, sinking deep into the layers of the skin.
There are quite a number who believe that using mineral water to wash the face is the best bet to keep your skin spotless, and glowing with health. You may try following this routine. Stick to it with diligence, for it could be your lottery to obtain that dewy skin, you often crave for.
Yogurt is known to restore moisture, and deliver a high-brow sheen to your face. Also, the uneven tone of the skin is repaired, and the suppleness is found to be retained.
Soaking a cotton ball in milk, and gliding the same on the face skin makes for an intense moisturizer, locking the skin’s natural oils to beat its rough countenance.
For skin that feels forcefully elastic, you may apply a face pack constituting a teaspoon of oats, a pinch of sandalwood powder, a tweaking amount of turmeric, and rose-water to make a paste. Make sure that the paste has a fine consistency, and does not form clumps. You should be able to spread the paste well. If the mixture turns weak in accordance with the consistency, add little of every ingredient mentioned, except rose-water.
Chocolate tastes so delicious, your mouth starts to reek. The lingering aroma of chocolates … and there, our Pavlovian traits are out in the open! It is a known fact that chocolates contribute to the feel-good factor, and yes, chocolates conduct a fantastic job to barricade the delirium of dry skin. All you have to do is to prepare a blend of cocoa powder with yogurt, honey, and oatmeal powder for consistency. Apply this paste with a facial brush, and leave it on for 10 minutes.
Assigning a day during the week for application would encourage suppleness. Chocolates, for one, may unmask you for the good! Besides, acne, and open pores that contribute to the dryness of the skin, also keep a safe distance from your face. No sinful indulgence, this!
Binge on almonds. They make you a sharp cookie with a suave skin. Application of virgin almond oil, when frost resides, soothes your chapped skin, and helps keep pores constricted, leaving no chasm for parched skin.
I am sure this article has preached enough about how you could keep a distance from red, dry skin. Adjectives, such as, soft, supple, smooth, and silky would suit your skin better, won’t they? And what about those rough, dry patches that were? … Well, let bygones be bygones!