Skin is the largest organ of the body. It has multiple functions such as providing a barrier against injuries, retaining moisture, and acting as a sensory organ for multiple stimuli. Healthy skin is smooth, supple, and hydrated whereas dry skin is dehydrated, itchy, and flaky white. Skin dryness is caused when the skin doesn’t retain moisture. Multiple environmental factors such as low levels of humidity, high sunshine, and cold air can contribute to skin dryness.
Dry skin can cause irritation and can lead to the development of wrinkles and blisters. Fortunately, dry skin can be soothed and remedied using simple techniques. Let us take a look at some of these easy-to-do techniques.
Bathing and showering the wrong way can worsen your skin. While bathing, it is important to maintain the humidity level in the shower so the skin remains moistened. Keeping the bathroom door closed will help trap the moisture. Take the following precautionary steps during a bath:
Always use a moisturizer after washing your face or hands and after taking a bath. Look for the following ingredients in moisturizers, whether they are ointments or creams:
People with dry skin can have chapped lips. Don’t forget to apply lip balm or petroleum jelly now and then.
Don’t fall for the label ‘unscented’. It may contain certain harsh and irritating chemicals that are added to neutralize the scent of other ingredients. Hence, they are not free from chemicals and can be irritating.
Garments come in contact with our skin the most. While selecting clothes, look for the following:
Following the above-mentioned tips will help deal with chronically dry skin and keep it looking healthy and supple. For more information on how to treat dry skin, contact Missoula Wellness and Medispa. Our qualified aestheticians will provide you with a customized skincare regime. Call us at 406-549-6600. We provide services in Missoula, MT, and nearby areas.