Scrolling through my Pinterest feed, I stumbled upon an interesting article by one of my favorite skin care companies, Yon-Ka Paris. It listed some of the tops ways to treat dry skin. While the list touched on some great ones, I wanted to create my own.
As some of you might know, I suffer from some pretty horrendous dry skin. Since winter is coming up, I need to take care of my skin twice as much or I can get dry patches.
Below are my absolute favorite dry skin care tips….
All of my friends are obsessed with avocado masks and for good reason – they work. Not only are they an amazing way to keep your skin nice and moist, the avocado nutrients nourish your skin to keep it flexible. It’s funny, I actually feel better after I have an avocado mask. Is it a placebo effect? Maybe… Maybe not though.
Buy Better Soap
I used to buy store brand soap when I would go grocery shopping. It was cheap and available. That was until I looked at all of the cheap chemicals they use that was drying out my skin – yuck! Today I like to use a much softer, gentler cleansing lotion on my face. I recommend any of the Yon-Ka cleansing products (I’ve tried almost all of them so far).
My secret to moist, luscious skin is fish oil. Yes, beauty can come in a pill (sometimes). I have no clue how it works but it does. Be sure the brand you buy doesn’t smell because some of them are a little smelly (like fish… obviously).
Sometimes I like to split open a fish oil capsule and rub it on my face where I’m most prone to dry skin.
Stop Wearing Perfume
My dermatologist recommended this one for me because I was getting odd dry patches on my neck and face where I spray perfume. I thought it was odd but as soon as I stopped spraying perfume on my skin for a few weeks, they disappeared. It turns out that perfume has a lot of skin irritating chemicals and alcohol that can dry out your skin in an instant!