5 ways to deal with dry and peeling skin

We all want to feel confident when we look at ourselves in the mirror, and the last thing you want is a dry and peeling skin.

 

On average, a person loses over a hundred pounds of skin during their lifetime and that is perfectly normal. Below are 6 ways in which you can keep a healthy skin.

 

  1. Exfoliate weekly.

Regular exfoliation helps with fighting off flakes in a big way. Limit yourself to exfoliating one to two times a week since overdoing it can increase irritation. No matter what you do, don’t pick flakes off with your fingers or tweezers because this causes cracks in the skin that become doorways for infection.

  1. Always moisturize.

After you exfoliate, you need to keep hydrated. It is recommended that you use products that are infused with ceramides—fats that help your skin form a protective barrier between irritants and aids in retaining moisture. If your skin feels extra arid, stash a travel size hydrating facial spray in your bag to spritz on throughout the day.

  1. Change up your shower routine.

When the weather is unbearably cold, it’s tempting to take a long, hot shower to help you forget about the polar vortex outside. Unfortunately, this makes peeling worse. Instead, bathe for a shorter amount of time and use warm, not scalding, water.

  1. Invest in a humidifier.

Humidifiers are not only for dry, winter months. They are a secret weapon you can use year-round to combat peeling.

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  1. Switch to fragrance-free, dye-free products.

For persistent peeling, consider a medicine cabinet makeover. Another safe option is a DIY yoghurt treatment since it’s a natural source of lactic acid, which aids in cell-turnover. Just apply cold, plain yoghurt to dry skin for ten minutes before rinsing off with warm water. This will soften and nourish skin while also sloughing away any roughness.

Keep your skin as healthy as possible with these easy steps.

 

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