Tips for managing dry skin
Dry skin got you down? Look no further: Kaia Earth is here to help.
Dry skin is common in the wintertime, when the moisture has been sucked out of the air, we spend most of our time indoors where there’s heat, and we tend to minimize our exposure to the cold, but fresh, air.
But our skin dries can dry out in the summer, too, especially those who are prone to dry skin. Between being in the air conditioning all the time, being out in the sun too long, or not drinking enough water, moisturizer is an absolute necessity to avoid uncomfortable, dry, flaky skin.
Even those with very oily skin can experience dry patches. Genetics, dehydration and environmental factors are common reasons for dry skin. However, dry skin can be a symptom of other skin diseases or other conditions such as allergies, diabetes, malnutrition, etc.
Here are some tips to prevent or reduce dry skin:
Drink a ton of water. The common suggestion is to take your weight, divide it by two, and drink that number in ounces per day (at the minimum). Consuming eight eight-ounce glasses of water every day is another common suggestion.
Use a safe, clean, gentle moisturizer and serum on your face and neck in the morning and at night. Kaia Earth’s Pure Moisturizer Serum and Intense Botanical Night Cream were specifically formulated for dry, sensitive skin. Each product is made of organic, plant-based ingredients that are explicitly listed and explained here on the Kaia Earth website.
Moisturize the rest of your body using a gentle moisturizer, preferably one without artificial preservatives, colors, fragrances, or parabens. Pay attention to ingredient lists!
Olive oil is a great, natural tool for treating dry skin. In fact, it’s the key ingredient in our Pure Moisturizer Serum. It’s important not to use too much oil, though, because excess oil can cause a breakout.
Reduce your exposure to air conditioning in the summer. The dry air will dry out your skin.
Wear sunscreen on all of your exposed skin with a minimum SPF of 30 when in the sun, and reapply regularly.
Use warm water instead of hot water. Hot water can remove the dirt on your skin, as well as some things that protect your skin, so it’s best to use warm water when in the shower or washing your face/hands.
Dry skin doesn’t necessarily go away overnight, but it is certainly treatable. If you can’t get your dryness under control using these methods, consult a dermatologist.