Dry Skin Causes: 7 Essential Tips for Dry Skin Problems

Dry Skin Causes: 7 Essential Tips for Dry Skin Problems

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Bajaj Finserv Health
August 30, 20217 mins read

Key Takeaways

  • Reduce dryness on face in summer by following the CTM process
  • Apply natural aloe vera gel for minimizing skin dryness in summer
  • Keep your skin hydrated by drinking 8-10 glasses of water every day

With summer around the corner, your skin needs extra care. While this season makes you sweaty due to increased humidity, it is very common to have dry skin in summer. Your skin dries out in the summer because the excess sunlight absorbs moisture from your skin. Dry skin causes flakiness and itching that may even result in pimples and acne [1].

Going for a swim may also cause skin dryness in summer. Chemicals like chlorine present in the water soak up the moisture from your skin [2]. The best solution for dry skin is to follow a proper skincare routine by using moisturizers and cleansing lotions. Not only do these relieve dryness, but also help restore the glow on your skin.

Here are some top tips to battle skin dryness in summer and protect your skin from moisture loss.

Home remedies for dry skin

Select the proper soap

One of the best home remedies for dry skin includes this remedy. The same soap doesn't work for everyone since no two people have the same type of skin. Try out a few different soaps until you discover the one that makes your skin feel refreshed. 

Coconut Oil

It is a natural moisturizer. Because it fills in the crevices between skin cells and produces a smooth surface, coconut oil may be used as a moisturizer in addition to smoothing out hair. You can apply it on delicate areas like your lips and beneath your eyes, which are prone to wrinkles.

Use Some Natural Face Masks

You can prepare a variety of simple face masks at home. Apply them whenever you have time or just before leaving the house to help soothe dry face skin. Additionally, you may shop online for a variety of face masks, compare them, and get what you want to be delivered to your house.

Battling Dry Skin

Juice Pack With Watermelon For Dry Skin

Watermelons are high in water content and have a range of vitamins that are good for the skin. Your skin will feel nourished and moisturized after using this face pack. In trials on pigs, lycopene from watermelon reduced dryness and roughness of the skin. This is also one of the natural remedies for dry skin.

You will require

  • Juice from 1-2 watermelons (freshly extracted)
  • 1 tsp. of honey

What You Should Do

  • Combine the honey and fruit juice
  • Apply the mixture on your face, then wait 10 minutes before rinsing
  • Use water to wash it off

How Frequently Should You Do This?

Do this twice per week.

Apply Lacto Calamine

Lacto calamine is a special type of lotion made for dry skin types. It has zinc oxide, which calms the skin and lessens itching. It can aid in reducing inflammation brought on by conditions like psoriasis and eczema that are connected to dry skin.

You will require

  • Lotion with Lacto calamine

What Should You Do?

  • As instructed on the bottle, apply the lotion.

How Frequently Should You Do This?

Repeat once or twice daily.

Multani Mitti

The skin is soothed, and the dead skin cells are exfoliated by Multani Mitti. In just a few applications, it can assist in removing dry skin by following. 

Note: Follow the Multani Mitti instructions. Dryness may result from overusing it or leaving it on your face for an extended period of time.

You will require

  • 2 tbsp fuller's earth, also known as Multani Mitti
  • 1/fourth cup of cucumber juice
  • 1 tablespoon milk or 1 teaspoon honey

What You Should Do? 

  • Combine all of the ingredients to make a thick paste
  • Water can be added to change the consistency as needed
  • Apply this paste to your face and let it on for fifteen minutes to dry
  • Clean it off with some water

For best results, use this pack once per week.

Follow the CTM method to minimize dryness on the face in summer

The excess heat in summer can result in dirt accumulation, which can damage your skin. It can even lead to skin pigmentation and aging of the skin. So, follow a proper skincare regime that includes cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. CTM is an effective dry skin problem solution that can be achieved by following three steps.

  • Step 1: Cleanse your face to remove dirt and other impurities from your skin.
  • Step 2: Use a toner for a deeper cleanse and to restore your skin’s natural pH without stripping it of moisture.
  • Step 3: Moisturize your skin to remove dryness on face in summer.
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Massage your skin with almond or olive oil to reduce dry skin problems

Looking for another tip for summer skincare for dry skin? Use almond or olive oil to give yourself a good massage. This helps these essential oils to penetrate into the skin thereby minimizing skin dryness. While almond oil is rich in vitamins A, B, and E along with omega-3 fatty acids, proteins, and minerals, olive oil is packed with the goodness of antioxidants, carotenoids, and vitamins E and K. For effective results, apply these oils before going to bed to give your skin at least 6-8 hours to soak them in.

Remove dead skin cells with honey

Honey is an effective summer dry skin solution that helps fight skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and acne. It works by eliminating dead cells from your skin and synthesizing new skin cells. The antibacterial properties of honey help in speeding up tissue regeneration and offer moisturizing benefits too [3].

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Apply aloe vera gel to soothe dry skin during summer

Aloe vera can repair and heal skin cells that get damaged due to excess sun exposure. Apply the gel on the neck and face to soothe your skin cells and minimize dryness. Just squeeze the gel from aloe vera leaves and you are good to go! Due to its healing properties, aloe vera gel can be used for skin rashes treatment as well.Additional read: Aloe Vera: Benefits and Uses

Consume water-rich foods to keep your skin well hydrated

One of the best ways to prevent skin dryness in summer is to keep yourself hydrated by drinking at least 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. This way your skin gets the required amount of moisture to stay supple. Consume foods with high water content too like bottle gourd, watermelon, and cucumber. These three water-rich foods are also high in vitamin C, which helps in collagen production, hydrates your skin, and reduces inflammation.

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Repair damaged skin cells by applying glycerin

Glycerin helps in hydrating your skin as it acts as a humectant. A humectant is a substance that helps retain the moisture content of your skin. Applying glycerin before bed every day can relieve skin dryness.

Bathe in milk to nourish dry skin

Taking a milk bath once a week can minimize skin dryness. Not only does milk hydrate and soothe your skin, but it is also effective in reducing inflammatory skin conditions. You can also add ground oats and powdered almonds to milk for effective results.

Prevention Tips

After showering, routinely applying emollients and moisturizers helps prevent dry skin. There are some dry skin care tips at homethat one can follow to prevent dry skin. You can also avoid having dry or itchy skin by avoiding certain items, such as:

  • Excessive air conditioning and skin rubbing
  • Shaving with a blunt blade or without shaving gel
  • Taking too many showers or baths
  • Rubbing the skin vigorously while towel drying
  • Bathing or showering in water that is too hot
  • Wearing abrasive clothing frequently
  • Remaining outside in windy conditions without wearing clothing that covers the skin. 

Dry skin causes irritation due to excessive heat during summers. However, you can combat this by keeping your skin hydrated and moisturizing it properly. Eating the right food at the right time also plays an important role in keeping your skin supple. However, if you experience any skin-related issues, reach out to dermatologists on Bajaj Finserv Health. Book an online doctor consultation to get treated from the comfort of your home. This way you can get rid of dry skin problems and keep glowing!

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  1. https://www.aad.org/public/everyday-care/skin-care-basics/dry/dermatologists-tips-relieve-dry-skin
  2. https://www.dermatologymohsinstitute.com/blog/how-to-avoid-dryness-in-summer-months
  3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6023338/

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