How to get rid of dry, flaky skin FAST

September 09, 2019

How to get rid of dry, flaky skin FAST

Fall and Winter are the worst times for people who have dry skin. Humidity in these seasons are relatively lower than Summer and Spring, so we might need to do something extra to keep the skin hydrated and moisturized. Thankfully, there are a lot of ways to keep your skin at its top condition.

Understanding dry skin

Dry skin is a skin type in which your sebaceous glands do not produce much oil. When you don’t have enough oil in your skin, it loses its moisture. The best way to take care of this is by using emollients to soften and lock the moisture in. 


How to get rid of dry skin on the face

The skin on your face is more delicate than your entire body. If the skin on your face is dry, follow these simple tips to properly care for your dry skin.


Wear lip balm

The skin on our lips don’t have oil glands like the skin on other parts of our body. Putting on some lip balm on your lips help keep the moisture in and prevent lips from getting chapped.


Apply your moisturizer right after cleansing

Don’t wait for all the moisture to dissipate, trap them in as quick as you can. Water evaporates fast, so make sure to keep as much of it as possible. Use a toner right after cleansing before applying a small amount of moisturizer to boost hydration and add some nutrients in as well. And don’t forget to put some on your neck! 


Pat dry, don’t rub

In a hurry to get dressed? Not so fast! Rubbing a towel on your skin might irritate skin. Instead, gently pat it dry.


Plant-based oils vs Fragrance

Minimize the risks of irritation caused by some fragrances and essential oils used in some products. But if you can’t live without the nice scent, consider looking for natural skincare products that use plant-based oils and extracts that provide you with added value.Viva Glow Green tea cleansercontains nourishing sunflower oil which can work wonders for dry skin.


Antioxidants are a dry skin’s best friend

What don’t we love about antioxidants? It helps repair damaged skin and protects it from further damage caused by harmful free radicals. It’s no wonder antioxidants are in many skincare products. 

 

How to get rid of dry skin on the body

Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes

Can you believe it? Too much time in the water can actually strip your skin’s natural oils, leaving your skin dry. It’s okay to indulge in a nice long soak once in a while to unwind as long as you follow the rest of the tips that follow.


Keep the water temperature warm, not hot

We know it feels nice to hop into a hot shower after a hard day’s work or to keep warm during cold weather, but give your skin some love and stick to a warm, tepid bath instead. It’s the same as bathing for too long. Hot water strips the natural oils on your skin which can lead to itching and irritation. 


Rinse off all that soap or body wash completely

Leaving even the slightest bit of soap suds on your skin can cause further dryness and irritation. Especially if your soap or body wash contains harsh chemicals and fragrances. Plus, dried up soap suds don’t smell nice when left to sit on your skin and combine with sweat. So make sure to rinse thoroughly.


Keep your body wash to a minimum

A tablespoon of body wash is enough to wash away dirt and oil. That’s about a pump or two. Using too much can attract all the oil on your skin and leave your skin dry and tight..


Use gentle patting instead of rubbing your skin dry

Treat your skin kindly. Resist the urge to glide your towel over your skin as fast as you can as it could irritate and cause further dryness.


Moisturize your skin right after bathing... 

We highly recommend using our favorite body butter to keep the moisture locked in all day. 

 

...and as often as needed

Bring it with you when you’re out and about. Put some body butter on your hands immediately after washing your hands to keep it soft and supple. Your skin will thank you for it.



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