Dry, flakey skin can be painful and irritating. Unfortunately, many factors can cause dry skin, such as your environment, the weather, and lack of water. Proper hydration is the key to creating soft, smooth, and flawless skin. Add these five tips to your skincare routine to keep your skin smooth and hydrated.
1. Avoid Hot Showers and Baths
Hot showers and baths strip your skin of healthy, natural oils that hydrate your cells. If you take lava-hot showers and baths every day, you probably struggle with dry skin as a result. While an occasional hot bath or shower is acceptable, you should use warm or cool water most of the time.
2. Use Gentle Soaps or Cleansers
Certain soaps and cleansers can dry out your skin too much, causing irritation, flaking, bumps, uneven tones, and acne. If you notice that your dry skin worsens when you use a particular soap or cleanser, it’s time to switch to a gentler option. Additionally, overuse of a soap or cleanser can cause dryness, so follow the directions when you use skin products.
3. Exfoliate Regularly
Exfoliation removes dirt, debris, and dead skin cells. With the dead cells out of the way, your skin can absorb moisturizers and other skin products with ease. So, if you feel that your skin isn’t absorbing your moisturizers and other products, it’s time to exfoliate. In addition to exfoliating at home, you can also schedule a Circadia Oxygen RX facial or other exfoliating services to clear your pores and make way for healthy skin.
4. Invest in Quality Moisturizers
Your skin needs both internal and external moisture. If you don’t moisturize your skin, it can easily become dry and flakey. Remember to moisturize regularly with a quality moisturizer at least once per day if possible.
5. Drink Water
The final tip for keeping your skin smooth and hydrated has nothing to do with your skincare routine. It has to do with your water consumption. If your body is dehydrated, it cannot give your skin the moisture it needs. So drink plenty of water every day, even if you don’t feel like it!
Holly is an international award-winning aesthetician and business owner with over 10 years of experience in the aesthetics industry. She was named the 2019 Top International Holistic Esthetician at the Skin Games and has owned BOHO Alternative Med Spa in Allen, TX since 2015. Holly is a wife, mother of five, and a skin fanatic whose personal mission is to help her clients create healthy, glowing skin through alternative methods.