It’s the most common bothersome skin condition: dry skin. We look at our hands, and we see cracks and white patches, when we want to see soft, smooth skin. What’s the best way to improve dry skin?
How to protect against dry skin
The main problem is moisture. Moisture is hard to come by in Utah, with the high altitude and lack of humidity. You can prevent problems by wearing gloves during cold weather, and protecting your skin from the elements.
How to properly moisturize skin
When the outer layer of your skin begins to crack, and maybe even enflame and itch, it’s time to take action. The internet offers lots of solutions, many of them strange.
One thing you can do is to make sure you have a quality lotion. Check out our online store to see some moisturizers recommended by Dr. Myers. Apply moisturizer within a few minutes of showering to give your skin the lipids it has probably lost from bathing.
Utilize sunscreen. Many of the quality sunscreens out there have a moisturizing component, meaning you’re not just protecting your skin from sun exposure, but also helping give it a healthier appearance.
What causes dry skin?
- Hot Baths
Hot baths are tempting after being out in the cold. Taking regular hot baths can actually contribute to dry skin, by breaking down the lipids in your skin’s layers.
- You Aren’t Drinking Enough Water
Hydrate your skin by drinking more water! This is the most common-sense step to take when you are worried about dry skin.