The skin on our face is thinner and more sensitive than elsewhere on the body. It can lose moisture and hydration rapidly if it is exposed to unfavourable atmospheric conditions or ingredients, ultimately resulting in the formation of dry patches on the skin that are highly irritating.
Some of the common factors that cause dry patches on the face include cold weather, aging, hormonal imbalance, certain ingredients found in skincare products and many other things.
In case you are experiencing dry patches on your face that are just not ready to go away, then you are at the right place! With this post, we are going to share with you some tips and remedies that will help you to prevent and repair dry patches on your skin. Keep on reading to know more!
What To Do About Dry Patches On Your Face
Protect Your Skin Against Dry Wind
Whether it is that part of the year when the harsh winter season is at its full force or it is the time when you have to put your air conditioner on full blast to get through the dreading summer months, protecting your skin from dry wind is important.
The moisture sucking dry and cold winds of winter season make the skin look as well as feel severely dehydrated. On the other hand, air conditioners that are commonly used during summers leave no chance to suck away the moisture from your skin!
Prevent dry patches on your skin by protecting it against dry wind all year around with the use of a skin moisturizer. During winters, make sure to cover your face with a scarf before you go out so that your skin does not suffer the ill effects of chilly winds.
Switch To An Oil Based Cleanser
That's right, Oil based cleansers are a thing and they are quite popular in Asian countries!
Ever wanted to try a product with which you can effectively remove dirt or makeup from your face without making your skin dry? An oil cleanser would be your best pick for this!
Unlike the typical facial cleaners available in the market, oil based cleansers are very gentle on the skin and they have an SLS (sodium laureth sulphate) free formula.
Rather than spending money on buying an expensive oil cleanser from the market, You can use any of your favourite oils for this method. Learn all about the oil cleansing technique on this informative blog post by WellnessMama.
Avoid Using Hot Water To Wash Your Face
The natural oils produced by the sebaceous glands that are meant to keep your skin moisturized get stripped off with the use of hot water. That means, using hot water to wash your face can leave your skin parched and dry!
Hence, it is recommended by skin experts that you only use normal water for washing your face.
Did you know? Using cold water to wash your face can reduce the appearance of large open pores on skin.
Minimize The Use Of Heavy Makeup Base
Base makeup products like primers, foundations and heavy coverage concealers can clog your facial pores and deprive them of oxygen, leading to dry patches on your skin. So try to wear such products only on special occasions.
For a light, everyday kind of base makeup, you can use a DIY BB cream which you can make by mixing a little bit of foundation/concealer with your moisturizer. It will even out your skin tone while providing your skin the sufficient amount of moisturization to look glowy and radiant.
Exfoliate Away The Dead Skin Cells
Exfoliation helps to get rid of the dead skin cells that form dry patches on the top most layer of the skin. Keep in mind that exfoliation should only be done for a maximum of two times in a week. Excessive exfoliation can irritate your skin and cause rashes.
Here is a recipe of quick DIY exfoliating scrub with coffee -
You will need:
- 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
- 1 tablespoon Finely Grounded Coffee
Mix these two ingredients well to form a thick paste, you may add brown sugar to this mixture to make it more coarse. Rinse off the scrub using warm water and you will be left with a smooth skin!
Give Your Skin A Dose Of Moisturization Naturally
While you cannot totally prevent the factors that can form dry patches on your skin, you can, at least, heal and repair them with an intensive moisturizer that contains nourishing ingredients derived from mother nature.
Daily moisturization is crucial to keep your skin healthy, happy and forever young!
Explore the DeBelle's range of skin moisturizing products that are made with the best natural ingredients for your skin. Use our handy guide to find the perfect DeBelle moisturizer suitable for your skin type!
And if you are confused about what your skin type exactly is, then you might want to check out our post - What's Your Skin Type first!
Try Out This One Ingredient Face Pack For Instant Nourishment
This one ingredient alone is potent enough to provide immense moisturization to your skin! And the best part is, you can find it readily available in your kitchen!
The ingredient which we are talking about is whole milk cream that is commonly referred as Malai in India.
Dairy products, be it milk, cream or curd, are all very beneficial for the skin when used topically. Using a thick layer of whole milk cream as a face pack will instantly add nourishment to your skin and heal all the dry patches immediately!
You can make the face pack 10 times more effective by adding a pinch of turmeric powder or half a tablespoon of gram flour to the cream.
Getting dry patches on face is a quite common skin issue which can easily be taken care of with the tips and remedies mentioned above! Although, if you are experiencing any red bumps or red rashes on your skin along with the dry patches then you should consider seeing a dermatologist as it may be a sign of psoriasis.