Does your skin feel tight and uncomfortable as soon as you get out of the shower? Do your legs feel like sandpaper and your elbows ever harsher? Welcome to the dry skin club, my friend. Other signs of dry and extremely dehydrated skin may include chapping and cracking. However, there are a few tactics which can help you ease this skin problem:
Apply moisturiser – This is the most basic step for anyone suffering from dry skin. Moisturiser is key to helping fight off dry patches and easing the roughness of skin. Make sure to apply a heavy moisturiser every morning and evening. Try to apply moisturising masks at least twice a week for a rejuvenated look.
Exfoliate – It’s also important to exfoliate your skin. Do this gently to remove the dead skin cells rather than acting as a harsh barrier on your skin. Apply a toner on your face before you moisturise and a body scrub after your shower. After that good old scrub, make sure to have a body lotion handy to give your skin the moisture it deserves.
Be sensitive – Dry skin tends to be sensitive skin, so be gentle when it comes to your skincare. Dry carefully with gentle pats rather than swiping a harsh towel all over your face and body. Make sure you’re not applying any harsh ingredients on your skin. The more natural the product is, the better. Coconut oil is the holy grail product when it comes to dry skin.
Hydrate – Drink more water. Dehydration can be a major cause of dry skin problems. Drinking plenty of water is also beneficial for your health, so really, you’re just hitting two birds with one stone here.
Wear sunscreen – With Malta’s climate, where winter takes its time to emerge, make sure that your skin is getting the protection that it deserves. The sun can cause damage and irritation to the skin, and this can increase its coarseness and sensitivity. Heavy exposure to the sun can also cause skin cancer, so wearing a high SPF has its benefits.
Protect your Skin from the cold weather – Coincidentally, when it does get a bit colder in Malta, make sure to keep yourself warm. Wear gloves to avoid your hands from cracking and warm socks to keep your feet and body warm. Invest in warm accessories such as scarves and hats, as these will help you fight the bitter cold that Malta is not used to getting.