In winter our skin tends to dry out; central heating, the cold, wind, rain, hormonal changes, too much exfoliation and treatment of other skin disorders all play their part.

We cannot ignore dry skin as dry skin can lead to the cracking of the upper layer of skin and can give it a really bad appearance. So what can you do?

In this post we cover the best ways to get rid of dry skin for good and share 12 handy tips for winter skin care.

Want To Get Rid Of Dry Skin? Then It’s Time To Moisturise

The most effective remedy for dry skin is generally using a good moisturiser. We need to take care not to over exfoliate when dry as this is a common mistake, however if your skin is flaking a little gentle exfoliation can help. The Chocolate Delight Enzyme Mask is great at ridding the skin of dryness, as well as feeding the skin nutrients and moisture needed.  You still need to add a moisturiser though.  The most effective way to hydrate skin is to use a moisturiser that works by drawing moisture from the environment and supplying it to the skin. This is a very effective way of healing ‘dry skin care’ in humid conditions.

Believe it or not using a non-greasy type of moisturiser is the most effective for dry skin, the ingredients in these kind of moisturisers include propylene glycol, urea, glycerin, hyaluronic acid etc, found in LA Skincare’s Plump me Up Moisturiser.

Use Your Moisturiser Correctly

Caring for dry skin is not about just using moisturisers but it is about using them correctly. The best ‘dry skin care procedure’ is to cleanse the skin before the application of moisturiser; using a gentle ingredient such as salicylic acid, which gently removes your dead skin; still be careful not to overdo it though.  Please make sure that you use soap-free products.  A gentle face wash works well, however do not rub your towel on your face to dry, just pat gently to soak the water off.

You can make your moisturiser even more effective to help your skin by applying the moisturiser while the skin is still damp (after cleansing).

Another, important thing for helping dry skin is the temperature of water you use for shower or for washing your face – Use warm water; too hot or too cold water can cause dryness too.

Avoid harsh detergents and alcohol based cleansers.

12 Winter Skin Care Tips

Dry skin care can be really simple for anyone who takes it seriously.

  1. Use a really good moisturiser
  2. Do not over exfoliate
  3. Use an enzyme mask
  4. Use a non greasy moisturiser
  5. Look for moisturisers that include propylene glycol, urea, glycerin or hyaluronic acid
  6. Gently cleanse skin before applying moisturiser
  7. Use Soap Free products
  8. Pat your face dry with a towel after cleansing – Do not rub with towel
  9. Apply moisturiser whilst skin is slightly damp
  10. Wash face in warm water – not too hot and not too cold
  11. Avoid detergents and alcohol based cleansers
  12. Above all listen to your skin

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