Is Dry Skin keeping you down? Our skin acts as a defense army against sun, wind, dust and cold. But to get to the bottom of what causes this problem, you first need to understand what causes our skin to go dry. It might be due to various environmental factors which soak up the oil and leave the skin dry. To care for your dry skin, you may need to use different methods depending on your age.

Symptoms and Signs: The common symptoms of Dry Skin are flaking, itching, scaling, dullness and rough skin or tightness of the skin.

Many people believe in the myth that using moisturizers is the perfect solution to dry skin. Truth of the matter is to get that flawless skin it's not only using the moisturizers but also knowing how to take care of your skin and cleansing it too. Try the below 5 Dry Skin Care and Tips to heal, soothe and replenish the dry skin.

  1. Sunscreen and Moisturizer – According to the studies, most of the dry skin issues are due to sun rays. The UVA and UVB element present in the rays causes your skin to age and wrinkle. Use a very good moisturizer and sunscreen which contains a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 30 or greater to keep your skin hydrated.

  2. Gentle FacewashUse a facewash with no soap content and free of fragrance. Avoid facewash having Salysilic Acid in its contents. Prefer a gentle facewash, which contains ceramides. Ceramides will act as an outer protection for your skin and hold the moisture for a long time.

  3. Avoid Frequent Washing – It is advisable to not wash your face frequently. Your face may lose the brightness as well as the natural moisture. Limit yourself to washing your face 2-3 times in a day.

  4. Exfoliate your skin- Exfoliating is a skin cell turnover, which keeps your skin healthy. A product with alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta hydroxy acid (BHA) can retain skin cell turnoverIt will also help in removing old skin cell by replacing it with the new and flawless skin. Exfoliate your skin once in a fortnight.

  5. Aloe Vera Gel Home RemedyAloe Vera has a lot of benefits to Dry Skin. It has the ingredients which heal and repair damaged skin naturally. A good home care therapy could be done using fresh Aloe Vera gel to hydrate your skin. Try Aloe Vera face pack to lock the moisturizer in your skin.

Take care of your skin more in your young age, all it takes is a few adjustments to your daily skin-care routine. If you notice any flaking, itching, scaling and dullness then it is advisable to visit Dr. Amee.