When autumn and winter come, the air humidity drops, and many people’s skin becomes drier. Dry air will make wrinkles more obvious. Dry skin will itch, peel, crack and even bleed.
In order to combat skin dryness, professional dermatologists at the American Institute of Skin recommend the following 6 small changes in daily life, which may relieve skin dryness.
I. Precautions for Bathing
- Use water at about 37 ℃ or lower than 40 ℃ and raise the bathroom temperature when bathing. You can install bath heaters or other waterproof heating facilities according to specific conditions. A warm bathroom can prevent you from overheating the bath water. The bathing time is controlled at 5-10 minutes; Cleaning products that use mild and fragrance-free additives; Avoid using excessive cleaning products, only need thin foam, enough to clean oil stains and stains. After wiping your body with a bath towel, immediately apply moisturizing cream. Reduce the number of baths in autumn and winter.
Second, rational use of emollients
Moisturizers and moisturizers can lock in moisture in the skin. Therefore, apply moisturizers within a few minutes after bathing, washing face or hands.
Olive oil, shea butter or jojoba oils are also effective. Other ingredients that can relieve skin dryness include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethylsiloxane, glycerin, sheep oil, mineral oil and vaseline.
Tip: Carry a hand cream with you and rub it after washing your hands every time to help fight dry skin.
Three, use lip balm
Choose a lip balm that suits you. Some lip balms have strong irritation and will tingle your lips after use. In this case, change to a lipstick that will not cause this reaction.
Four, the use of mild, no aromatic skin care products
Some skin care products are too irritating to dry and sensitive skin. If your skin is dry, please avoid using:
- Deodorizing soap or soap containing sulfur to bathe and wash hands; Skin care products containing alcohol and fragrance; Avoiding these products can help skin lock in natural oily ingredients.
Five, wear gloves
Hands are most prone to dry skin. You should wear gloves in these situations:
- Engaged in tasks to wet hands, such as washing dishes and clothes; Use your hands to hold chemicals, greases and other substances; Before going out in winter.
6. Increase air humidity
Use humidifier. Check whether the heating system in the lower house has humidification system at the same time and functions normally.
Should what turn to a dermatologist?
Your skin should get better soon after taking the above measures. If there is still no improvement, you may need to see a dermatologist.
Particularly dry skin may require prescription moisturizer or moisturizer. Dermatologists will help you check your skin and take measures to reduce discomfort.
Responsible Editor: Ji Lingyan