Usually if you have dry skin it is because the environment around you is dry.
Dry skin can cause itchiness, rash, redness and a lot of irritability.
Here we have compiled some ideas and ways to keep your home and skin hydrated year round.
- Use a humidifier. Use a humidifier whenever your home feels dry or your skin feels dry. A good indication of if your home is hydrated is your sinuses. If your throat and nose (sinus cavity) feel dry and coarse chances are you need to humidify your home. Don’t think just because there is more humidity in the summer months that there are periods of time you will not need to use your humidifier.
- This may sound obvious to many of you but drink plenty of water. Coffee and tea, although they are made with water do not count because they have so many dehydrating properties. Just drink six to eight glasses of water a day!
- Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. Use lotions all over your body and face every time you get out of the shower or bath, or whenever you have washed your face. Moisturize before you go to bed and moisturize when you wake up.
- Speaking of showers and baths, keep yours to a minimum as water dehydrates the skin (ironic, isn’t it??) also, hot water dries out your skin even more so watch your hot water usage.