Dry skin is a common problem, and it can cause you a lot of discomfort; flaky, red and itchy skin that doesn’t give you rest. But worry not! There are many easy ways to relieve this problem; most of which you can implement in your lifestyle already today! Find out what methods work best for you, and soothe your skin with these simple tips.
Easy lifestyle changes that will have a positive impact on your skin
Beauty often comes from the inside, and a good diet shows! Fruits and vegetables, as well as healthy fats, will keep you and your skin healthy. Avoid deep-fried foods, too much salt, drinking excessive amounts of alcohol and smoking tobacco – these things will affect your skin negatively! And, of course, you should drink a lot of water. The recommended amount is at least 2 l per day. Keep your showers warm but not too hot. You can also try to minimise the time you spend in the shower and avoid long baths. Dry air can also dry out your skin; when indoors, this problem is easily solved by lowering the temperature and using a humidifier in the rooms you spend the most time in.
Adjusting your body care routine for dry skin
If you have dry skin, you might have to change your body care routine a bit. Your skin desperately needs moisture, preferably a body serum instead of just a lotion. A body serum contains more actively skin caring ingredients compared to a lotion, but without making your skin greasy. Your face might need yet a bit more moisture since it’s always exposed to the elements.
Moisturise as soon as you have taken a shower so that your skin loses as little moisture as possible. Avoid shower gels that contain soap. Gently exfoliating your skin regularly will help your skin to better absorb moisture.
Exposure to sunlight, whether during the summer or winter, will dry out your skin even more, so make sure to put on sunscreen every two hours. Make no mistake: using SPF 30 is always a good idea, even in winter!
IONIQ goes the extra mile for your skin
After you’ve figured out the body care routine that works best for your dry skin, it is time to keep this routine up regularly to preserve your skin’s beauty. We recommend IQ Body Dry, an oil developed for dry skin meant for everyday use. It will leave your skin smooth and plump but without any sticky feeling. If you care about your skin and want to learn more, visit our blog for more articles on the topic.