Dry Skin On Face

Dry Skin On Face

How to Deal with Dry Patches on the Face No one wants irritable, dry, flaky skin on their face! Learn how to combat dry patches here. We can develop dry skin at any period of our lives, on any part of our body. However, dry, flaky, skin on the face can be the hardest to hide, and covering this up with makeup can only make the issue worse. So how can we combat dry patches on the face and achieve a healthy, radiant complexion? Usually, the skin contains natural oils that help to keep moisture in and hydrate the face. However, some aspects of everyday life, even activities like showering, can remove these oils. Without natural oils, our skin can be left looking and feeling dry. Although dry patches on the face can also be caused by medications, hormone imbalances, or skin conditions, dry patches are commonly caused by incorrect skincare and extreme weather conditions. So, it’s important to learn how to moisturize your face properly to lock in moisture and protect your skin from drying out. Here are five great tips on how to treat dry skin on the face quickly and easily 1 Harsh Ingredients Causing Dry, Flaky Skin on your Face? Some facial soaps and cleansers can actually be too harsh for the sensitive skin on your face. If your skin feels tight and dry after you wash it, you could be using the wrong product for your skin. Stick to mild, fragrance-free cleansers and avoid harsh anti-bacterial soaps that could dry your skin out more. 2 Prevent Dry Patches by Drying Thoroughly Although you might think that keeping your face damp will help increase moisture, once the water evaporates your skin will be dryer than before! So, always dry thoroughly and moisturize properly after cleansing. However, keep in mind that rough towels can act like exfoliators – they can damage the skin, causing further dryness and irritation. Always use a clean, soft cloth and remember to pat your face, not rub.  3 Take Shorter Showers to Lock in Natural Oils There’s nothing quite like a long, hot shower, especially after a hectic day, but this may not be what’s best for your dry face. Long showers – especially when you use harsh cleansers – strip the face of its natural oils, and you could notice that your face looks and feels drier after bathing. Instead, take shorter showers in warm, rather than hot, water. Use a mild and moisturizing cleanser and remember to apply moisturizer after showering. 4 Choose the Right Moisturizers for Dry Skin on the Face There are lots of different types of face creams and moisturizers out there, so how do you know which one to pick? For dry, flaky skin, petroleum-jelly-based moisturizers work well to lock in moisture and help relieve dryness. Although you may think otherwise, oily skin needs to be moisturized too, even an oily T-zone. If you do not moisturize, your skin will work overtime to produce more oils, in order to not dry out. Choose a non-comedogenic or lightweight moisturizer to leave your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed, not greasy.  5 Protect Skin: Use Vaseline® Jelly for Face Care Protect the skin with Vaseline® Petroleum Jelly, which locks in moisture to target the problem of dry, flaky skin on the face head on. Vaseline® Jelly forms a barrier on the surface of the skin, sealing in moisture and protecting from some of the most common causes of dry skin on the face – such as cold weather, high winds, or the strong summer sun. You can even apply Vaseline® Jelly before you go to bed. The jelly will help lock in those natural oils while you sleep and maximize the skin’s natural recovery process at night. Vaseline® Jelly is non-comedogenic (it won’t clog your pores) and is triple-purified so you can be sure it won’t irritate your facial skin, whenever you choose to apply it. By throwing out those harsh soaps and finding treatments that target moisture loss, healthy and soft skin really is possible! Find more healthy skin tips and facts on the Skin Health page. >The advice in this article does not constitute medical advice, it is solely available for information purposes.
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Dry Skin On Face

Sun exposure Excessive sun exposure may increase facial skin dryness. It is therefore important to choose a sunscreen that is formulated for dry skin, which contains moisturising actives in addition to an appropriate Sun Protection Factor (SPF). It is also vital that the sunscreen, and any other skin care products used on dry skin, do not contain irritating perfumes and colourants, as dry skin, especially dry facial skin, is more prone to irritation than normal skin. Occupational hazards Certain situations require being in conditions that may cause dry facial skin, for instance, outdoor-sports, gardening, holidays in cold areas. Dehydration The amount of moisture in the skin is related to the amount of water the body can supply. Therefore, when the body is dehydrated, it is unable to supply adequate amounts of water to the skin. People who are prone to dehydration are elderly people, as the sensation of thirst diminishes with age, and people who do manual labour or a lot of exercise. Smoking The toxins in cigarette smoke, including nicotine, may reduce the blood flow. This results in a slower metabolism within the skin. Skin may dry out and age prematurely. Especially dry skin is sensitive and should not be exposed to damaging UV rays – sun dries out skin even more. Since midday sun is most of all aggressive it should be avoided in any case – particularly with dry skin.
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Dry Skin On Face

Sensitive dry facial skin When the face becomes dry, it will often also be sensitive; however, facial sensitive skin is not always related to dryness. It is always important to avoid skin care products that contain irritating ingredients such as perfumes and colourants. Always check that the product is dermatologically tested on sensitive skin. Dry facial skin and diseases The medical term for dry skin is Xerosis. It comes from Greek; ‘Xero’, means ‘dry’, and ‘osis’ means ‘disease’. Inflammatory skin conditions like Atopic Dermatitis and Psoriasis are also linked to facial dryness. Metabolic conditions such as diabetes mellitus and kidney diseases can also increase the risk of dry skin. Some acne medications, either topical or oral, can cause oily, acne-prone skin to become very dry. There is further information on dry skin, including tips on preventing dry skin, as well as information on other skin conditions such as Atopic Dermatitis, Psoriasis and diabetes, throughout our website. But if you are worried or unsure about your symptoms, or they are becoming worse, we recommend you see your doctor or dermatologist for a face-to-face diagnosis.
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Dry Skin On Face

Cleansing dry or very dry facial skin A mild but effective skin cleanser is an essential prerequisite to skin care for normal or dry skin, as well as for acne-prone skin, and Atopic Dermatitis. The importance of a well-aligned daily cleansing and moisturising routine for face care cannot be over-emphasised – well cleansed facial skin with a functioning surface barrier absorbs and retains moisture effectively. Extra mild Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Cleansing Milk with moisturising actives cleanses thoroughly, prevents the skin from drying out, and synergistically enhances the efficacy of facial moisturising creams to improve skin condition. It is suitable for dry and sensitive facial skin. Eucerin DermatoCLEAN Clarifying Toner instantly tones and moisturises the skin, and is suitable for all facial skin types. Establish a good skin care routine to improve appearance and feel. Water-based and oil-based cleansers can be used with dry to very dry skin.
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Dry Skin On Face

What are the solutions for dry facial skin? Avoiding contributing factors In addition to having a good cleansing and moisturising routine, avoiding factors that contribute to dry skin is important. This will help to reduce the impact of dry skin and the need for treatment: Avoid dry air by spending less time outdoors in hot and cold weather, and by using a humidifier indoors when the heating is on. Reduce the time spent in hot water by having quick showers instead of long baths. Use care products without perfumes, colourants and parabens to avoid irritation. Dry and very dry facial skin needs a comprehensive skin care routine, including using appropriate skin cleansers, moisturisers and sunscreens. Water-based skin cleansers with added moisturising factors are suitable for dry to very dry facial skin, while oil-based cleansers are ideally suited for the skin care of very dry and extremely dry skin, including Atopic Dermatitis.
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Dry Skin On Face

Sun exposure Excessive sun exposure may increase facial skin dryness. It is therefore important to choose a sunscreen that is formulated for dry skin, which contains moisturising actives in addition to an appropriate Sun Protection Factor (SPF). It is also vital that the sunscreen, and any other skin care products used on dry skin, do not contain irritating perfumes and colourants, as dry skin, especially dry facial skin, is more prone to irritation than normal skin. Occupational hazards Certain situations require being in conditions that may cause dry facial skin, for instance, outdoor-sports, gardening, holidays in cold areas. Dehydration The amount of moisture in the skin is related to the amount of water the body can supply. Therefore, when the body is dehydrated, it is unable to supply adequate amounts of water to the skin. People who are prone to dehydration are elderly people, as the sensation of thirst diminishes with age, and people who do manual labour or a lot of exercise. Smoking The toxins in cigarette smoke, including nicotine, may reduce the blood flow. This results in a slower metabolism within the skin. Skin may dry out and age prematurely.

Dry Skin On Face

Dry Skin On Face