It seems that if you could find the right moisturizer, it could be the answer to all your skin problems. But in reality, your skin can still be dry and itchy, no matter how expensive your creams and lotions are. While finding the beauty products that work best for you is an essential step in your skincare regimen, breaking habits that dehydrate your skin is no less important.
We decided to take a closer look at some seemingly innocent habits that are keeping you from reaching the skin of your dreams.
You’re Drinking Too Much Water
Contradictory as it may sound, drinking too much water can damage your skin. While staying hydrated is crucial to our overall health, too much water can cause your body to lose essential minerals.
This, in turn, can affect your skin and make it appear lifeless and dull. It’s best to treat dry skin from the outside, using the right products and making lifestyle changes that your skin will thank you for.
You’re Taking Long Showers
Taking a long, hot shower can be a great way to relax after a long day, but it can really stress your skin. Hot water removes the oil and moisture your skin needs to stay smooth and vibrant, and the more you shower, the drier your skin.
It is safer to take short, lukewarm baths with milder soaps that do not damage the skin’s protective barrier.
You’re Applying Your Moisturizer At The Wrong Time
Using a moisturizer at the right time can help you reap all of its benefits. Instead of drying your face and then applying a cream, apply it with your skin still damp.
This will help lock in moisture and moisturize your skin much better than if you were applying the product to completely dry skin. In fact, Korean women, known for their flawless porcelain skin, apply moisturizer just 3 seconds after washing their face.
You’re Sleeping Without Socks
Wearing socks to bed can allow you to sleep better, prevent hot flashes, and keep those irritating cracked heels in check. Applying cream and wearing socks can reduce the chances of waking up to dry skin on your heels.
You’re Rubbing Your Face With Towels
Rubbing the skin with a rough cotton towel can dry out and irritate sensitive skin, making it red and itchy. To avoid further irritation, allow the skin to air dry.
You’re Eating Eggs Too Often
Although eggs are a great source of protein, they can cause dry skin when eaten in excess. Eggs are rich in vitamin A and eating too much can negatively affect the skin.
The good news is that you don’t have to give up your morning omelet for your skin, just make sure you don’t eat more than 3 eggs a day.
Have you noticed how many of these habits affect your skin? What else makes your skin dry?