Do you suffer from dry skin? If so, you are not alone. Everybody has had dry skin at some point in their lives. But there are things you can do to reduce the chance of continually dealing with dry skin. When skin doesn’t retain a sufficient amount of moisture, it becomes dry as a result. This can happen from bathing too frequently, using soap that is harsh on skin, age, and sometimes medical issues. Sometimes people in colder climates can get dry skin from the cold, dry air. This time of year, those in northern states may be suffering from red, raw or itchy skin. Cold weather usually means low humidity, indoors and outdoors. There are many things you can do to combat dry skin, all of which are relatively inexpensive.
The first step to getting rid of dry skin is investing in a good moisturizer. Not all of them are too expensive, but still work very well. A good moisturizer will rehydrate the top layer of skin cells, and seal in any moisture. Most of the time, the thicker and greaser a moisturizer is, the better it will work. Some of the best moisturizers happen to be the least expensive. For example, petroleum jelly and mineral oils are great options. Yet you can find them for cheap at nearly any drugstore. These products don’t contain any water, so they are best used when the skin is still damp. Use them after you shower, or wash your hands and they’re slightly damp. The less greasy a moisturizer is, the more likely it has both water and oil. While these are not as effective they are certainly more pleasing to the eye.
The next type is called diamond-tip microdermabrasion. This kind also works with a handpiece. Diamond microdermabrasion machines typically come with different sizes and coarseness. This is good for different skin types and the depth of resurfacing. The diamond-tip handpiece gently exfoliates the skin, removing dead skin cells. In the same fashion, dead skin is removed by being suctioned off by the handpiece, or afterwards. Out of the two options, diamond-tip is safer to use, especially around the eyes. This is because there is a risk of getting stray crystals into your nose or eyes when getting crystal microdermabrasion. Also, the diamond-tip is more flexible to use in sensitive areas, and on sensitive skin.