7 Tips for Treating Terribly Dry Skin ...

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Are you at a loss to know how you should be treating dry skin?

Dry skin is a real nuisance, and doesn't look very nice either.

At worst, it can crack, leaving you with sore, red patches.

But there are some simple steps that can help improve the condition of your skin.

Try these tips for treating dry skin …

1. Right Products

The first step in treating dry skin is to check that you are using the right products.

Dry skin needs creams and lotions with a thicker consistency.

Avoid using anything that is too harsh, in case it makes your skin worse.

Ingredients like lanolin, mineral oil and glycerin will all help your skin retain moisture.

2. Exfoliation

Your dry skin needs exfoliating to help improve it, as you need to get rid of those dead dry cells.

There's no sense in trying to throw moisture at dead skin.

Avoid products that are harsh, as it will further irritate your skin instead of helping it retain moisture.2

Use a gentle scrub, and then follow up with your moisturiser.

Use a scrub once a week.

3. Hydration

Dry skin needs plenty of hydration from moisturisers.

Use a lovely thick cream, and make sure that it is absorbed well.2

Apply more if necessary.

Reapply regularly, especially after you wash your hands;2

they will soon get dry and stripped of moisture otherwise.

If your hands are in water frequently, use gloves or apply a barrier cream to protect them.

4. Treatments

Did you know that your face isn't the only part of you that can benefit from a mask?

You can also use a mask on your hands, which is ideal if they get particularly dry (hands get washed more often than the rest of our body, so it's no wonder that they're often the part of us that suffers most from dry skin).

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