Even after slathering your face with all manner of lotions, creams and oils designed for extra-dry skin, it still looks dry and flaky. Treating dry facial skin is a multi-step process that involves changing the way you wash, exfoliate, moisturize and care for your skin every day.
If your skin is dry, but you occasionally get shiny in your T-zone (forehead, nose, and chin), you can dust a bit of powder just in the center of your face over those areas. Otherwise, skip it.
Between the dry air sucking moisture out of your hands, hair, lips and face, the idea of putting makeup on top of that is just unappealing. But rather than throw in the towel and skip makeup until.
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Use warm rather than hot water to shower and wash your face. How water causes your skin to dry out by losing its precious moisture. On hot days, splash some cold water on your face as soon as you get home to cool down your skin and minimize the time heat lingers on your face.
Dry skin is an inherent skin condition that will sustain for most of your life, explains Somerville, whereas dehydration is more of a state your skin is in that you can fix.
Dry skin can generally be treated by tweaking your skincare routine or changing some environmental factors. Sometimes dry skin is a sign of an underlying medical condition that should be treated.
Though dry skin is often felt more than seen, it can be an embarrassing nuisance when it becomes noticeable, and having visibly dry skin on your face—the most prominent part of the body—can feel downright unfair.