How To Get Rid Of Dry, Flaky Skin
What causes dry, flaky skin?
One common cause is cold or hot temperature. Do you notice that during winter, your skin tends to look dehydrated and rough? Or your skin gets flaky during summer? This is because during these seasons, low humidity levels result in dry air that lessens the moisture of the skin, so you should be prepared with a good skincare routine to avoid dryness, itchiness, and irritation on your skin!
If you always use soaps or other products that contain harsh chemicals, you may also experience dryness on your skin. For instance, skin care products that contain large amounts of alcohol and fragrances can dry out the skin with prolonged use.
Bathing in water with chlorine also affects your skin moisture. This typically happens whenever you spend time swimming in the pool and exposing your skin to the sun. The chlorine in the pool, as well as the heat from the sun, strips off the layer of oil in our skin, making it dry, dull, and flaky.
Lastly, as we age, we get prone to more dehydrated skin because the oil glands in our skin produce less sebum. Our skin will then lose its elasticity, making the skin dry and saggy.
How can I get rid of my dry, flaky skin?
Hate the look of crusty, flaky, and dry? So do we! Here are some tips that might help you achieve that silky smooth skin you’ve always dreamt:
Use humidifier at home
To keep the skin hydrated, it is best to place a humidifier on areas at home where you spend most of your time like your bedroom and living room. Using humidifiers can help make the air in your home less dry, and prevent you from having dry, cracked skin.
Avoid long and hot showers
Excessively hot water will wash away your natural oils that protect the surface of the skin and keep it hydrated. Instead, use warm water don’t stay in the shower for a long time. Limit your shower time to about 5 to 10 minutes, just enough to remove the dirt on your body.
Exfoliate your skin
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Regularly hydrate with body oil
Remember to always follow with an oil! Whenever you wash your skin, use a body oil to keep it soft and hydrated. This is because hot water strips the skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry, dull, and tight.
You might ask: why is a body oil better than a moisturizer?
Body oils are hands-down the best way to lock moisture into your skin, and they’ll generally hydrate your skin for longer than thinner body lotions. That’s because oils share a similar structure to the natural lipids found in our skin, so they’re ideal for repairing and re-regulating your skin's moisture barrier.
So, after cleansing and exfoliating your skin use body oil to make your skin look radiantly glowing throughout the day. While it is a misconception that body oils will make your skin greasy, it really doesn't! Or at least, not all body oils... like our CheekyGlo Juicy Peach Body Oil!
This ultra-hydrating, scented body oil leaves skin glowing and plump in seconds without leaving the greasy feeling of a typical body oil! Hand-made in our very own Australian lab in small batches, this all-natural body oil is made with certified organic ingredients, making it perfect for even the most sensitive skin! It's also vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without sulfates, parabens, and phthalates.
Summer or winter? It doesn’t matter! UV rays can still affect your skin and without sunscreen, your skin will become dark, dry, burnt, and irritated. So, by the time you go out make sure that you use sunscreen.
While applying moisturizer and body oils keep the skin hydrated, it is also important to drink enough water to keep the skin soft and supple. This is also a great way to avoid having dry, flaky skin.
Avoid using products that contain alcohol
We need to adjust our skincare routine by avoiding products that can further dry out our skin. Products that contain alcohol should be avoided, and instead, use more hydrating and moisturizing products.
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