Are you suffering from dry skin symptoms like flaking, itching, scaling, dullness and redness? Sometimes we can blame our genes but only up to a certain point, but there’s a lot we can do for taking good care of skin by following a skin care routine that includes moisturizing.
Now question arise why skin gets dry?
Dryness of skin happens whenever your skin lacks water, oil or both, making it looks dull, has fine lines, and feeling uncomfortable and tight. This scenario increases more in winter season when climate goes bone-dry, sometimes leading the skin to cracking and bleeding, regularly itchy, and really bad rashes (redness). This condition is similar to skin diseases like psoriasis & eczema.
How to get rid of it?
The best solution is applying moisturizers which can save your skin (precisely day) by providing moisture and block existing water by its oil content. Dermatologists recommend using moisturizers even after washing your face normally to avoid dryness.
Normally moisturizers are found in several forms; lotion, oil, ointment, or cream, but it's important to choose the moisturizer based on your skin tone. If your chosen moisturizer is suitable for skin then it should feel nice & pleasant otherwise if not agree will leave your skin dry and unpleasant or worse, stings immediately after applying it.
For Dry Skin
Lotions & moisturizers containing shea butter, jojoba oil, or coconut oil are good choice for prone dry skin, but if you're not a fan then try cream based options like dermavive moisturizer which is rated best moisturizer for dry skin in Dubai as it contains more oil in cream. If you have extreme dry skin then look for lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, lanolin, dimethicone or mineral oil in ingredients.
For Oily Skin
Having oily skin means retaining moisture better than other skin types, but it’s still doubtful with cold weather, or dry environments in warmer months. It’s advisable to avoid oils (like coconut oil) to minimize “heavy” feeling and greasy shine. These skin types would ensue oil-free moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid and glycerin which doesn’t feel too greasy while leaving skin feeling soft.
For Sensitive Skin
This skin type is highly responsive towards certain ingredients and fragrances (even those claiming “natural”). One can choose unscented hypoallergenic moisturizers containing aloe or chamomile whereas avoid anti-aging” ingredients; retinoids, alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), and beta hydroxy acid (BHA).
For Normal Skin
Skin type neither oily nor dry falls in this category. You can go for light, non-greasy and neutral moisturizers having ingredients like light oils or silicon base- cyclomethicone should be best.
For Combination Skin
Generally this type of skin is normal but having oily areas like forehead and nose, also known as the T-zone. It’s recommended to use heavy-duty moisturizing stuff for these areas. Choosing simple, neutral, and light moisturizers like Cetaphil will suffice.