Your body’s first line of defense against the external elements is your skin. When cold, wind and sun leave your skin itchy and dry, replenish it instead of hiding under long sleeves and long pants. To get the sleek, smooth skin you aim for, you need to learn the next top causes for dry skin and how to fix them.
1- In winter as the temperature drops, people start complaining from dry, itchy skin and indoor heating does not help either, as it strips even more moisture from your skin. A quick fix for winter weather is to get a humidifier in your home and before you go outside protect your face and hands – the most sensitive parts – with a scarf and gloves.
2- Having steamy showers is very soothing, but it does not do any favors to your skin. It feels wonderful to stand in a hot shower, but it dries out the natural oils in your skin very quickly. The longer you stay in the hot steamy shower, the more your skin gets dry. You need to adjust your shower temperature to lukewarm and make your showers short
3- To wash with a harsh moisture- robbing soap is a big mistake that can send your skin’s natural moisture down the drain.
A fragrance- free mild soap is recommended because it moisturizes as it cleanses. Choose the kind of soap especially formulated for dry skin whether bar or liquid.
4- To scrub your skin to get it clean is another mistake; toss away your scrubby sponge along with this old notion because friction enhances dryness and strips the skin of its natural moisture. Use instead a soft washcloth or your hands; you will get just as clean without roughing up your skin.