I’ve had dry skin ever since my teenage years, and I can tell you it’s a real drag. Every wash can end up painful if I am not careful enough, and the amounts of moisturizer I have used throughout the years is extensive! But I guess I don’t need to tell you this – as you are reading this article, I am assuming that you, too, have dry skin and desperately want to improve it and have nice, smooth, beautiful skin instead!
But the question is: how to get rid of dry skin? There are many things you can do to help your skin, but there are many secrets there which you might not know about!
1. Mineral Oil Dries Your Skin Even More
One of the secrets that skin care companies do not want you to know is that mineral oil, the key ingredient used by most of the moisturizers on the market, actually dries your skin even more. It clogs your pores thus making it impossible for the skin to moisturize itself. Do yourself a favor and stay away from moisturizers with mineral oil. The best moisturizers for dry skin are based on natural, plant based oils instead.
2. Chemicals in Skin Care Can Harm Your Skin
If you want to get rid of dry skin naturally, you simply must avoid skin care products with chemicals, such as parabens. They can harm your skin and even your health! Look at the ingredients list on all your skin care products and if required, replace the ones filled with chemicals with natural moisturizers, lotions and creams.
3. Cleansing Masks Are Good For Dry Skin
Some people still believe that deep cleansing your skin is bad if you have a dry complexion. That’s not true, if you use the right products and keep sufficient break between uses. Cleansing masks SkinCell PRO with kaolin clay are usually gentle to the skin. Get a cleansing mask with hydrating properties as well, and you’ll do your skin well by using the mask every two weeks! If you do have eczema or another serious skin condition though, stick with hydrating masks instead.
4. Supplements Are Vital For Your Skin
Do you think you are getting enough of the vital vitamins and good oils you need in your diet? You might, but chances are you are lacking at least in healthy omega-3 fats, which happen to be very important to your skin, too. Look into taking a natural supplement if you really want to get rid of your dry skin naturally, it could be a real help.
5. Moisturize As Much As You Can!
Some “experts” claim that one shouldn’t moisturize the skin too much, as it would then learn that it doesn’t need to produce any oil itself anymore. I think that claim is based on the experiences with moisturizers with mineral oil! If you use creams with mineral oil year in, year out, your skin will dry up! If you stick with 100% natural skin care, that won’t be a problem. So if your skin is feeling dry and tight, just apply some of your natural moisturizer! It won’t do you any harm.