If you generally feel that the skin in your face is tight or flaky then your facial skin must be dry.
Dry skin is more of an issue in winter or in colder temperatures than summer.
Other factors that can cause your skin to go dry are dry air from the air conditioners at home or work; exposure to hot water, like a hot shower; use of certain soaps that take out moisture out of your skin; abrasive sponges, scrubs, or even abrasive clothing; and certain medications.
If you have dry skin, try taking a shower with tepid, instead of hot water. Pat your skin dry with a towel, instead of rubbing it vigorously.
Choose soaps or bath solutions suitable for dry skin only. Wear cotton clothes as much as possible and avoid too tight fitted clothes as they often rub your skin and deplete it of moisture. And most importantly, for excess dryness, consult a physician, as certain medical conditions also result in dry skin.
It is possible to take care of dry skin through natural solutions.
- Milk is the best product for dry skin. Apply milk on your face on a daily basis. Milk provides the natural moisture to your skin. Use unboiled milk for best results
- Apply milk cream once or twice a week on your face. Let it be on your face for 20 minutes and wash off with warm water. Cream is extremely rich in nutrients that provide moisture to your face.
- Honey is also a natural moisturizer for dry skin. Mix honey with milk and apply on your face once a week. Honey also gives a warm glow to your face.
- Dabbing olive oil on your skin, especially on the drier areas, also tend to work wonders. Try using olive oil, after a bath on damp skin for best results.
- For exfoliating your skin, use scrubs made of natural ingredients such as yogurt, papaya or banana.