Now that the weather is starting to cool down this fall, we’re more likely to get dry skin. If you deal with dry skin on a regular basis, you know how annoying it can be. Redness, flaking, raw, irritated, itchy skin is uncomfortable and is even worse when you try to layer makeup on top of it. Thankfully, there are many ways to treat dry skin so you can say goodbye to flaking and redness and say hello to smooth glowing skin. Here are five ways to banish dry skin fast.
If you want to treat your dry skin as soon as possible, come see us at the Santa Monica Laser & Skin Care Center today.
Dry Skin Treatments
Dermatologists fall and winter mantra is “moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!” Your moisturizer can make or break your dry skin care routine, especially in the fall and winter. To make the most out of your moisturizing experience, follow some of these quick tips:
• Don’t over bathe, and don’t use too hot of water.
• Avoid bubble baths; use bath oil instead.
• Moisturize right after bathing/washing your face.
Get A Facial
Whether you’re getting a classic facial, an oxygen facial, or a microdermabrasion facial, every skin type can benefit from getting a facial – especially dry skin. One of our favorite dry skin treatments is the Oxygen Facial: Medical grade oxygen with 87 vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and amino acids is used as a finishing touch to this facial to nourish and hydrate the skin, reduce fine lines, and create a glowing complexion.
Drink More Water
It’s amazing what water can do for our skin. When we’re hydrated, our skin stays hydrated, refreshed and glowing. Every morning when you wake up, try to drink at least one glass of water before you eat or drink anything else. You should be drinking at least eight glasses of water a day so that you stay hydrated from the inside out. Your dry skin will thank you when it starts feeling refreshed.
Exfoliate! This should be a part of everyone’s skincare routine, but many people often forget this crucial step. All skin types, including dry skin, can benefit from exfoliation. By removing dead surface skin cells a couple times a week your skin will be able to retain moisture more effectively. Be sure to exfoliate gently, or you could dry your skin out even more.
Don’t Touch Your Face
This rule not only applies to dry skin, but to every skin type. Touching your face does nothing except transform germs from your hands directly onto your face, which can cause irritation and breakouts. Even if your face feels dry or itchy, never ever scratch. If you have a good moisturizer, it should control the itch. Instead of touching your face, to relieve itching on your dry skin, use a cold pack or splash your face with cold water. Whatever you do – don’t touch your face!
If you notice any dry skin symptoms, like redness, flaking or itching, and the at-home remedies are providing you with no relief, come see Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian at the Santa Monica Skin Care Center. We’ll put together a customized skin care routine for you that will help treat your irritated skin and get you on track for a glowing complexion.