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How To Combat Dry Skin Once And For All

February 21, 2020 3 min read

How To Combat Dry Skin Once And For All

Rough, patchy, dull skin that is just begging for a shot of hydration. Sound familiar? If you’re like most women, at one point or another, you’ve dealt with dry skin, but it’s time to say goodbye to your dehydrated skin once and for all. 


Are you ready for dewy, glowing skin that makes you feel confident and on top of the world? We’ve got your back! Let’s dive into these tips to help you combat dry skin. 


1) Use lukewarm water (avoid steaming hot showers) 


We mentioned this in our post aboutskincare mistakes you could be making, but we can’t say it enough: If you’re washing your face with hot water, turn the temperature down. Seriously, do it.  Not only is steaming hot water guaranteed to dry out your skin, it’s also more likely to irritate your skin, which could lead to blemishes, and even acne. 


Make this very simple change when you’re washing your face for an instant improvement in dry skin. 


2) Use gentle cleansers that don’t strip the skin 


When it comes to picking out a cleanser, you have no shortage of options. Having said that, because there are so many options, knowing which cleanser is best can be overwhelming. 


Our best piece of advice? Avoid overly harsh cleansers. It might seem counterintuitive to go with simple ingredients, but when we’re talking about your skin, nourishing ingredients are always best. Lots of harsh chemicals and acids will only serve to dry out the skin even more. 


If you’re on the hunt for a gentle cleanser that you can rely on for moisture, we highly recommend checking out ourEuropa Brightening Face Wash. Made from gentle tea tree oil, this cleanser is bound to impress you. 


3) Use a humidifier 


You might not even realize it, but if you’re dealing with dry skin, there’s a good chance the air might be contributing to your problem. This can be especially true if you live in a dry climate, or you’re in a cold climate with the heat cranked up in your home. Both of these scenarios limit the amount of moisture in the air, which can lead to dry skin. 


Easily resolve this issue by using a humidifier in your house. In particular, we suggest placing it in your bedroom, so there’s moisture in the air while you sleep. Trust us, your skin will thank you. 


4) Don’t skip out on exfoliating 


If you read our post aboutskincare mistakes, you know that over-exfoliating your face can lead to irritated skin that’s prone to breakouts.


While this is certainly true, it doesn’t mean that you should skip out on exfoliating altogether. Regular exfoliation is a key step to removing dead skin cells that sit on the surface of your face, leading to a dull complexion. 


Avoid both dry skin and irritated skin by exfoliating regularly, but also gently. We would suggest usingthis gentle exfoliant weekly. 


5) Don’t overwash your face (simplify your skincare routine) 


You know how we mentioned harsh cleansers can strip the skin of its natural moisture barrier? Well, it’s just as likely that overwashing your face can lead to that same effect. 


Simply wash your face twice a day, once in the morning and once at night, use gentle products, and don’t complicate things by layering on product after product. With skincare, simple is always better, especially when we’re trying to combat dry skin. 


6) Take nutrition into account 


And lastly, it’s easy enough to only consider the surface of your skin when you’re struggling with parched skin, but what you’re putting into your body has just as much of an impact on your skin as your skincare products. 


Most prominently, if you’re skipping out on your fruits and veggies, we highly recommend adding them back in, especially ones that are high in water content, like watermelon, cucumber, plums, and celery. 


And, we probably don’t have to remind you, but if you’re not regularly hydrating your body with some good old fashioned water, your skin is almost guaranteed to react with dryness. Properly hydrate by taking into account what you’re putting into your body, and you’ll start to see the difference that proper nutrition can have on both the look and feel of your skin. 


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At the end of the day, hydrating your skin is all about loving your skin. Take the time to use high quality products, be gentle when applying said products, and don’t forget to consider your nutrition. Follow all the tips mentioned above for that hydrated complexion you’ve been after. 


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