Learn these simple but useful and effective tips to help restore smooth and firm skin to dry skin.
1. Don’t take hot showers
Many of us enjoy taking long hot showers. However, frequent and prolonged exposure to hot water can harm your skin, disrupting its natural moisture levels and causing irritation.
To prevent this, take a warm or cool shower and shorten your bath time. Do not let your skin start to wrinkle from a long stay in the water. This will protect your skin from drying out and losing its protective function, performed by proteins and fats.
It is also worth mentioning that hot showers can aggravate skin conditions such as eczema. Simultaneously, even in healthy people from prolonged exposure to hot water, itching and flaking can form.
2. Use milk and honey
Typically, these ingredients are used separately in skincare products. However, the combination of honey and milk has a stronger moisturizing effect. These products also have antibacterial and protective properties. And honey is even able to fight free radicals in the body, slowing down skin aging.
If your skin is flaky, make a cleanser with honey and milk. To do this, mix natural yogurt and honey in a 1: 1 ratio and massage onto the skin. From the same ingredients, only in smaller quantities, you can prepare a honey-milk face mask. Apply the resulting mixture to the skin for 15 minutes and rinse with water. This mask promotes deep skin hydration.
3. Take a bath with oatmeal
The oatmeal bath will make your skin look healthy and beautiful. Scientists have found out that oatmeal helps to keep the skin hydrated for a long time. Grind 1–2 cups dry oatmeal. Add the resulting powder to a bath of water and stir thoroughly. For more effect, you can add several glasses of milk. You can take a bath with oatmeal twice a day for 15 minutes. This will leave your skin smooth, soft, and velvety.
4. Moisturize your skin immediately after water treatment
This will help prevent dry skin by retaining moisture. You don’t even need to buy a special moisturizer for this, because there are many natural alternatives. For example, coconut oil applied immediately after a shower moisturizes the skin very well. Body heat will help absorb the oil into your skin, but you can microwave the oil slightly beforehand. It is better to apply the product before going to bed and wash it off in the morning. For best results, do this every day.
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5. Exfoliate your skin
Exfoliating or scrubbing the skin is the process of removing old and dead cells. As a result, they are renewed, and the skin looks healthier and more beautiful. Also, exfoliation helps moisturizers absorb better into the skin and lengthens their duration. Good store-bought body scrubs cost a lot of money, so it’s best to make your own scrub. Typically, they use sugar, salt, coffee, or oatmeal.
Adapted and translated by Wiki Avenue Staff
Sources: Life hacker