Although ice won’t cure dry skin, it will help one annoying disadvantage of it. Suffering from dry skin often means that skin becomes itchy. The more you itch your skin, the less likely you are to get rid of the dryness. Go figure! Itching can also lead to the spread of bacteria and infection. So, you’ll need to avoid itchy dry areas as much as possible. If the itching is driving you mad, wrap a few ice cubes in a cloth and gently place the cloth on the itchy areas of skin. This should calm any inflammation and stop the itching.
If you can’t seem to retain moisture after using your regular lotion, it’s time to swap it for Shea butter. It’s one of the best ways to put moisture back into your skin, aside from drinking water. Look for a good organic Shea butter, usually found at your local health store. The consistency of Shea butter is thick but it quickly melts into the skin at body temperature and it doesn’t take too long for the skin to absorb it.
When you’ve got dry skin, it’s very important to know the difference between heat that’s good for your skin and heat that’s bad. For example, dry heat is very bad for dry skin, so if you’re using your car heater on full blast during the Winter, you’re not doing your skin any good. However, short bursts of facial steam can help to restore moisture to your skin. So, it may be worth looking into the best facial steamers, so you can give your skin a luxury treatment at home. It beats sitting in the steam room with a bunch of strangers every other day.
Aloe Vera has a high-water content so it’s perfect for a night-time mask. Apply some to the face before going to bed and the natural plant extracts will do their work. Just remember to wash your face in the morning, as the gel can be slightly sticky to touch.