Introduction to dry patches of skin
There are many things that can cause a person’s skin to be dry and patchy. Daily routines can cause this – everything from bathing, towel drying, to what kind of closes you wear.
Winter cloths and tighter closes can rub up against the skin and cause irritation and dryness.
There are some things that a person can look out for and do in order to avoid the problems of having dry patches of skin. Tips for prevention
When a person takes a shower or bath, it is important to not use water that is scorching hot, even though it might feel good. It is best to use warm or lukewarm water instead, because this will cause fewer problems for the skin.
It is also important not to stay in the shower too long, and to keep the showering session to a 15 minute maximum amount of time.
People should generally not bath more than once a day, because bathing too frequently will remove natural oils from the skin that keep it moisturized, which will result in dry skin.
It is important to keep the skin moisturized as much as possible. When the weather is dry or cold, he skin, nails and hair will lose a lot of moisture.
However, when using a moisturized, it is important to be careful what you are using. Water-based lotions are preferred, and they are especially good for people who have problems with oily skin.
If the skin is very dry, however, it is better to use oil-based creamy lotions, which will trap the moisture in the skin for longer periods of time and not allow it to leave.
It is also a good idea to use some kind of anti-aging serum before applying the lotions in cold weather.
It is also important to remember that deodorant soaps can be very harsh on the skin and they should be applied lightly to the places where they are needed – under the armpits, on the feet, etc – and make sure not to apply too much, because it can irritate the skin in larger amounts.
There are soaps that you can buy that are loaded with moisturizing creams as well – Dove and Olay make many of this variety.
There is also an activity that people need to be aware of called skin brushing. When you brush your skin, it helps to remove the dead skin cells from the skin and improves the circulation of the natural oils in the skin.
It is also a good idea to apply moisture before going to bed, because the body does a lot more healing while you are sleeping and resting.