Low humidity helps make better hair days, but it can be tragic for the skin.
In places with arid climates and places at high altitudes, like the desert or mountains, the air literally sucks moisture from your skin, leaving it dry and itchy.
If you want to spare your skin these issues, then you have to do the right thing and find something with the right ingredients to do it with. Keep reading to know how to care for skin in dry climates.
Moisturizer is your friend!
To combat the effects of dry climate that lasts for longer periods, it is a must to moisturize as often and as much as possible. Look for a moisturizer with these ingredients below to ensure you are quenching your skin’s thirst for moisture:
- Glycerin: A hydrating moisturizer that replenishes water molecules into the top layer of skin.
- Petrolatum: An occlusive moisturizing agent that prevents moisture loss.
- Niacinimide: Enhances the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Also known as Vitamin B3.
How to Apply Moisturizer
If you’re living in dry climate, you have to make your moisturizer work harder and smarter. Apply moisturizer immediately after cleansing your face and body to lock in moisture. Massage it into skin to help it absorb better.
For much more intense moisture, apply moisturizer right after you bathe or shower. You will maximize reaping the benefits of the heat and steam by opening pores which will then allow the moisturizer to penetrate deep into the skin.
Applying moisturizer in the evening is also recommended. The moisturizer will work on your skin while you sleep and ensures you wake up feeling fresh and with a more supple complexion.
Do More than Just Moisturizing
Moisturizer is the easiest and most effective way to prevent the negative effects of a dry climate, but it is not the only thing you can and should do:
- Include a serum in your beauty routine. A serum is supposed to have more concentrated moisturizing benefits that can instantly soothe dry skin while offering a deep moisturizing experience. For more information on serums, read this.
- Invest in a humidifier apparatus. Humidifiers add moisture to the air of the room to combat dryness.
- Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Aim for 8 glasses of water a day to maintain your skin’s moisture and hydration.
Even if it feels like you’re living in the Sahara and water is nowhere to be found while your skin feels like it’s taking a beating, these are the easiest and most effective ways to quench your skin’s thirst. Keep doing these moisturizing tips and make it a habit. Next time you find your skin dry and tight, you know what to do.
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