How to Take Care of Dry Skin

A woman puts lotion on her hand

A woman puts lotion on her hand

Whether you're dealing with chronic dry skin or you're just a seasonal dry skinned person, it can be very frustrating to deal with—especially when your makeup starts to flake off and your skin feels rough to the touch. 

Here are a few tips for taking care of dry skin and getting that smooth, vibrant skin you've always wanted. 

Stop Taking Long, Hot Showers

You know those long, hot showers that you love so much? Not only are they making the rest of your family angry because you're taking too long in the bathroom, but they're also drying out your skin hardcore. Instead of blistering hot, take it down a notch to a warm shower—and make it snappy. Trust us: Your skin will thank you (and so will your family + the environment). 

Avoid Anything with Harsh Ingredients

If you have dry skin on your face, you might want to take a look at all of the products that you're using on a regular basis. Are you using a cleanser with harsh ingredients like peppermint, eucalyptus, or citrus? Chances are, that could be the culprit of your dry skin. In addition to harsh ingredients, you should also avoid cleaning your face with bar soap, which can irritate it. 

Wear Sunscreen. Always.

Most beauty experts preach the importance of wearing sunscreen (even when you're not going to be basking in the rays), and we're no different. Wearing sunscreen is the least you could do to protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays, which (guess what?) could be the reason why your skin is dried out. 

Moisturize Twice Per Day

Moisturizing when you have dry skin is a no brainer, but it's important to get into the routine of doing it twice a day. Moisturize with a water-based moisturizer once in the morning and once before you go to bed. Your skin will look glorious as a result!

Get a Facial

Sometimes your skin needs a little more than over-the-counter DIY treatments. When your skin is extremely dry, you might want to seek out the services of a professional who can apply special treatments to your skin to keep it moisturized. Facials aren't just for relaxation (although they can be!)—they are a full-fledged skin treatment. 

Are you in need of a facial for your dry skin? Call the experts at Volume Lash Studio in Santa Barbara to schedule an appointment today!