Moisturising for Dry Skin
Here, we’ll be answering a few of the most commonly asked questions about moisturising dry skin and how to combat any issues you might face as the temperature starts to dip.
Even though we try our hardest to keep the warm weather vibes come autumn, the cold outside creeps in and can cause havoc for your skin. Men whose skin is a bit dry in the summer months can find themselves even worse off come October onwards. A mix of environmental and lifestyle elements come together to dry out skin and leave it feeling and looking less than its best.
What can you put on your face for dry skin?
Your face comes into contact with a number of elements that can cause the skin to become dry. Cold weather, smoking, exposure to harsh soaps, and even certain medical conditions can all cause dry skin on the face. It can be tempting to keep washing your face in order to clean it and give it the best chance of healing, however excessive washing can be just as bad as not washing it at all.
How do you moisturise sensitive skin?
You should moisturise both in the morning and evening after cleaning your face with a soap with as few chemicals as possible. Once the face is clean, massage your moisturiser over your face paying particular attention to the dry areas.
Which moisturiser is best for dry skin?
What is best for very dry skin?
What helps a dry sensitive face?
There are a few steps you can take yourself to try and minimise dry skin, although oftentimes it’s par for the course when the weather changes. A few things you could try include:
- Use warm water to wash your face rather than hot or cold. Sometimes, water on both sides of the heat spectrum can have negative effects. Cold water, for example, isn’t as good at getting rid of grime and dirt, and hot water can damage the capillaries. As Goldilocks said, warm is just right.
- Blot your face dry with your bath towel rather than rub it. Towel is a harsh material and rubbing on your face to get it dry can drag the skin and add to the dryness. Dabbing it dry instead will help maintain the moisture you’ve collected in the shower but won’t scrape the skin.
- In the cold weather, it can be tempting to shove your face right up to the closest open fireplace but that will definitely help dry it out. You can stay warm and cosy without having to sit right up close to sources of heat so bear that in mind.