Skin types differ from people to people and so the problems connected with it. From oily to sensitive there are numerous skin types which need attention and care according to the same. Your skin needs external care and support in forms of cleansers, hydrating lotions and moisturizers and so on. Here’s simplified solution to how to treat dry patches and dryness on skin for even toned and hydrated glow that you are looking for!

What is dryness on face? What causes it?

To protect its outermost layer and create protective barrier from external pollutants, sebum is created on skin. Pimples can form when the skin generates too much oil. Sebum, on the other hand, is necessary for keeping the skin moist and protecting the cells from infection. Dry skin can result from a lack of sebum production. Humidity and temperature, for example, have a significant impact on the quantity of water retained within the skin.

For example, when heated by a furnace, cold, dry air evaporates moisture from the skin, resulting in dry skin. Frequent hand washing and sanitising causes dryness in the skin. Dry skin can also be a side effect of some drugs or a complication of certain skin conditions. Face dry skin may begin to peel in flakes. When you scratch or touch your skin, it feels flaky and itchy. The skin of the face can be dry for a variety of reasons, with symptoms indicating whether the skin is dry owing to a lack of moisture or disorders such as eczema or psoriasis.

The easy symptoms of dry skin can be itchy, flaky and rough, and have discoloured areas. Dry skin develops when the top layer of the skin does not have enough water (hydration). As a result, this layer degrades, resulting in a flaky appearance and noticeable small lines on face.   

How to treat dry patches & flaky skin at home

The treatment for dry skin always starts with right skincare and using products with hydrating goodness. Taking lukewarm showers or baths or exfoliation might help dry skin. Hot water and hard scrubbing can strip the skin of its natural oils, making it more dry. Dryness can result from a lack of water or oil in the skin. Dry skin can occur in the winter, all year, and in areas with little humidity. Showering in really hot water can also cause dry skin. Dry air, severe weather, extended sun exposure, harsh chemicals in skin care products such as soaps, make-up, and moisturisers; an imbalance in the skin's pH levels; and frequent face washing are major causes for dryness on skin. For solution on how to treat dry patches and itchiness on skin, one needs care that is listed below: 

Cleansing routine: Dry skin may be avoided by using mild facewashes. For dry and sensitive skin, mild cleansers or soap-free products such as Moroccan Argan Cleansing Gel, Rose & Patchouli Face Cleanser, Kumkumadi Tailam Foaming Facewash are advised. Many scented deodorants and antibacterial soaps are strong and can wipe away natural skin-protecting oils. 
Moisturization is the key: Daily hydration with an emollient is the best therapy for dry skin (a substance that inhibits the evaporation of water). To successfully regulate the skin condition to get rid of dryness, moisturizers are great. A simple moisturiser may often improve dry skin. Hydrating moisturizers such as Papaya & Hibiscus Moisturizer, Healing Day Cream, Kumkumadi Tailam Face Cream are ideal for all skin types that not only gives hydration to skin but also enhances skin’s texture for even toned glow and smoother skin. 
Hyaluronic is your new bestie: Hyaluronic acid for skin is hydration booster that retains moisture into your skin for up to 12 hours giving your skin a supple look. We advise to apply toner before using Hyaluronic Acid Serum so that it works rightly giving you hydration that you need. 
Don’t forget Sun protection! - In the summer, it is essential to cover your skin with sunglasses and perhaps a hat, in addition to sunscreen, to avoid dry skin on the face. In the winter, the chilly air can aggravate dry skin, so wrap a scarf across your face. Check that the cloth is natural and does not scratch or irritate the skin. You can try Sunscreens that are in hydrating bases such as cream or gel form which helps your skin to retain moisture. Inveda Sunscreen Cream Gel SPF 50 is ideal for hydrating and protecting your skin giving you sun protection up to 5 hours! You can choose a moisturiser with SPF for sun protection throughout the day and a nutrient-rich moisturiser for night-time use. Applying a moisturiser after a bath on somewhat wet skin and at night on freshly washed skin can help lock in natural oils.

Let’s Conclude

Face dryness can be caused by a lack of moisture, the weather, or even using the incorrect products for your skin. You may resolve this issue by following a few actions to keep your skin moisturised and nourished. All you need is hydrating skincare regimen and you’ll see the results for yourself. Inveda’s skincare range is curated to solve your skin concerns with Ayurvedic principles giving you skin that looks flawless and healthier. 

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