When you have dry, flaky, and itchy skin, all you want is relief from the pain. How do you soothe dry skin? What's the best skincare routine for you? What moisturizer should you use? If you think hydration equals washing and bathing more, you might want to step away from the shower.
Before you build your step-by-step skin care routine, it's important to identify skin care mistakes you might be committing. Here are some of the things you might be doing that’s causing your skin to get even drier.
1.) You’re washing too much.
If you think that water is equivalent to hydration, you’re mistaken. Bathing or washing your face too much can actually strip your skin of its natural oils causing it to dry out even more.What you should be doing: Skip the cleanser in the morning and just rinse off with water. You can reserve your cleansing for your night time skincare routine.
What you should be doing: Skip the cleanser in the morning and just rinse off with water. You can reserve your cleansing for your nighttime skincare routine.
2.) You’re piling on too much product.
A proper skincare routine order is important but if you’re putting ontoo many products, they may be doing more harm than good.
What you should be doing: Stick with products that not only seal in moisture, but also absorb easily into the skin.
When in doubt, go back to the basics and start simple: 1) stick to a gentle cleanser that's free of harsh chemicals, 2) make sure you rinse with warm water to keep your skin from drying out, and 3) pick products that are targeted for bringing back and sealing in hydration.
Try Olay’s White Radiance Light Perfecting Essence that has Pearl-Optics™ to help give your skin that radiant glow without having to go through harsh treatments like micro-dermabrasion and chemical peels.
Follow up with Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream. It is Olay’s most advanced and award-winning best selling anti-aging moisturizer that’s formulated with Niacinamide that helps hydrate skin for that youthful glow. It not only moisturizes dry skin, it also evens out skin tone, reduces lines and wrinkles, and keeps your skin plump and firm. If you’re feeling fancy, you can even add in a face mask for that extra boost of hydration.Follow this short step-by-step skincare routine of using a serum, moisturizer and mask and you’ll wake up to brighter and better skin every day.
Follow this short step-by-step skincare routine and you’ll wake up to brighter and better skin every day.
3.) Your water is too hot.
Hot showers are great especially on cool mornings, but dial it down a little. Warm water is better because hot water can cause irritation and inflammation.
What you should be doing: Keep your shower short and make sure to be gentle when drying off — just carefully pat yourself dry with a towel (especially on your face). When washing your face, steer clear of hot water, too.Your cleanser is too harsh.
Fragrance, alcohol, and other harsh chemicals can irritate your skin more than care for it.
What you should be doing: Go with an oil-based cleanser that’s free of fragrance. Look for products that seal in the moisture and don’t strip your skin of its natural oils. You don’t want your cleansing to be the cause of dry patches on your face, right?