So soft is your baby’s skin that it’s difficult to imagine it can actually grow dry. However it is this delicacy of their skin which makes it more susceptible to dryness than an adult. This is why you may find dry skin patches on your baby skin during the cold winter and summer heat, and because of air-conditioning, indoor heating, the chlorine of swimming pool and even salt water.
Don’t worry, it’s equally easy and possible to treat this dry skin to give you the soft baby skin you were used to!
Dry scaly skin is a problem which exists not only on your arms, thighs and abdomen sides, but can also exist on your lower legs. In fact, scaly skin here leads to itching and peeling of the skin which is rather irritating in winter when cold weather robs your skin of its moisture.
Causes for dry scaly skin
There are various factors which contribute to dry and scaly skin on the legs like eczema, too much of bathing, the aging process, living in cold temperatures and the amount of time spent outdoors. This is why your skin grows especially dry during winter when temperatures and humidity levels drop to reduce the moisture to your skin.
You have learnt through the previous post that you need to choose and use the right skin products to treat dehydrated skin and acne. In addition to this, you have also learnt the importance of following the right skincare routine. There is more you have to do to treat your acne and dehydrated skin.
You need to learn to balance your skincare routine. This is because even if you follow the best anti-acne skincare routines, they can go awry if you get overzealous by perhaps using too many treatments at the same time or by using them too often.
It’s rather frustrating having oily and dehydrated skin, and acne at the same time as you don’t know how to treat the condition. While there may not be an immediate solution available, if you know what’s happening and why, you can easily fine-tune your skincare routine.
It’s better starting by understanding what dehydrated skin is. This is generally a temporary condition induced by the overuse of skincare products not meant for your skin type or by some irritating ingredients. It is unlike dry skin which is the impairment of the skin’s outer layers due to skin disorders like eczema, genetics and years of unprotected sun exposure.
Combination skin is a bit difficult to maintain as you don’t know if you should take care of oily or dry skin! In most cases, those with combination skin basically have dry skin and a T-zone consisting of the forehead, nose and chin with excess oil, blackheads and acne. As these places are prominently visible, you need to know these skin care tips to prevent creating a bad impression wherever you go!
Though men don’t like spending too much time pampering themselves, there’s nothing much they can do if their skin gets dehydrated. Whether you like it or not, you need to attend to your dehydrated skin, a very common men’s skin problem.
As its redness, flakiness and tightness can affect your skin’s appearance, use these tips to restore your skin’s moisture levels and prevent your skin from dehydrating.
Only a person suffering from dry skin knows how uncomfortable and embarrassing it is. It’s not only unsightly, it’s also rough to the touch which can make things embarrassing to spouses and partners. This dry skin tends to add more spikes to romantic and sensitive moments than needed!
So you naturally want to do something about this dry skin, and turn to skin care products for help. However did you know that some products containing the wrong ingredients can do more harm than good to your skin? So it’s better to look out for, and avoid these ingredients in the skin care products you use for your dry skin.
Having dry skin is not only unsightly, it is also irritating. Your skin grows rough and scaly, and may even start itching. To top it, it’s usually your arms, legs, back or waist which gets dry skin first, because you tend to forget these areas while moisturizing your hands and face. Some people’s skin get so dry that they draw blood just scratching the skin to give an itchy patch which gets infected and leaves a permanent scar.
The best way to prevent dry skin is to use moisturizers, especially those with alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) derived from milk, sugarcane or fruit. Moisturizers with AHA are a better choice as they not only trap moisture in your skin, but do it only after removing dead, crusty, dry and scaly skin.
Itchy skin is embarrassing as it practically drives you berserk when you have to keep on scratching yourself. While itchy skin is something anyone can suffer from, women are more prone to it as menopause makes your skin dry.
To make things worse, the dry skin leads to wrinkles and if left untreated, grows thin and loses elasticity to give you sagging skin. So instead of going through all this in menopause, there are some things you can do to treat menopausal skin changes.
The constant exposure of your skin, especially the facial skin to the sun and outdoor elements can lead to its abnormal pigmentation and uneven darkening. It’s possible to even and lighten the skin using various homemade skin lightening techniques using honey.
Different cases of discolored skin
Honey can handle various types of skin discoloration problems as honey is an emollient in skin discoloration and lightening. It thus effectively softens and soothes the skin while its lightening ingredient bleaches the skin.
The long term exposure to the sun leads to skin discoloration and possible sun spots on the face. Women also suffer from hormonal imbalances due to pregnancy which discolors the skin. The best way to address all these cases of skin discolorations using homemade recipes involving honey.
Wrinkles are a natural part of aging which grows more in prominence as your skin loses its elasticity. As wrinkles look distressing, you may want to minimize them and one way you can do it is with bio oil, an over-the-counter product with many anti-aging and skin renewal benefits. Of course, no product can help your wrinkles benefit. It’s just that products like Bio Oil help make them less noticeable.
The oil is a blend of vitamins and oils like calendula, lavender, rosemary and chamomile oils and vitamins A and E. the oil is formulated without any preservatives as it has no water, which causes fungi and bacteria to thrive.
Everyone want smooth and younger skin, especially as they grow older. Regular exfoliation and scrubbing of the skin may help; but if you were not regular with this, you might consider having a glycolic acid peel. Though the procedure offers lots of benefits, it’s important you thoroughly understand the procedure and what it can actually do for your skin.
So what exactly is a peel?
As the name implies, it’s a product which is applied to your face and then peeled off. While it can be performed at home using over-the-counter products, peels performed at the dermatologist’s or aesthetician’s office are the most effective.
Peels help smoothen skin by removing outer skin layers which hold onto damage and is usually rough and dry. While most people benefit from a peel, those with pimples, acne, uneven skin coloring and wrinkles benefit the most.
Glycolic acid is a natural product of sugar cane which has been proven to help dermatologically treat and improve the texture and health of skin. Using it as peels or for exfoliation helps remove the outer epidermis or skin layer to give you shiny and younger looking skin.
It works by chemically loosening all the bonds between the top skin cell layers to provide for quick exfoliation and in the process, encourage new skin cell growth and remove dead or damaged cells. This in turn gives the skin a new, refreshed glow while reducing all acne side effects.
Besides, glycolic acid peels also help reduce acne breakouts. However as there is always a chance of chemical peels causing skin irritation, and redness, it’s not advised to use it on acne or any open skin sores.
Having an eye cream with caffeine proves helpful in your skincare routine as it not only eases the appearance of dark circles, but also brighten the eye area while reducing puffiness. These eye creams treat these symptoms better than regular eye cream moisturizers as caffeine can treat various symptoms which moisturizing ingredients do not.
Eye creams with caffeine are available in most skin care retailers online or in store, and are a better option for those who have tried eye creams in the past without getting the results they looked for. However like anything else, it’s better understanding the use and benefits of this cream before using it.