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Skin Care FAQs - Help Me With Extremely Dry Skin

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Question: Skin Care FAQs - Help Me With Extremely Dry Skin

My skin is getting out-of-control-dry. It's not flaking or anything, but it's bad. My friend told me my dry skin is because of the sunscreen that I put on daily. Do you think that's true? It seems pretty oily when I put it on though. She told me I should start using Aveeno's body lotion that has SPF 30 in it. SPF 30 is never enough for me though. I use Dial soap for cleansing and just the sunscreen for moisturizing.

Answer:

There are many things that we can change in your routine that will show you immediate results that you will love.

First, we need to talk about exfoliating. Exfoliating is really important step in skin care which will remove the dry, dead skin cells. You'll never have smooth looking skin if you don't exfoliate. You should exfoliate two times per week. An oil based body scrub works best for extremely dry skin. My favorite this moment is H2O Plus: Sea Salt Skin Smoother. You'll notice results after the very first use.

Next, you should always apply a moisturizer after you get out of the shower. Your skin is like a sponge, and it soaked in all of that water from your shower; you need to seal it in with a moisturizer. Because you are complaining about extremely dry skin, a body butter will be a good choice, as they can last up to 24 hours. Try 100% Pure: Blood Orange Shea Body Butter. (compare prices) Kudos for applying sunscreen daily, but don't substitute your moisturizer for sunscreen. Apply your moisturizer after your shower; apply your sunscreen 20-30 minutes before you head outdoors. And don't forget to reapply sunscreen every two hours for all day protection.

And finally, ditch the Dial! Dial is good at stripping dirt and oil from you skin, but in doing so, it just strips it all! You're left with stripped skin that is dry, dry, dry! If you like bar soaps, why don't you try a company that sells hand made soaps. Etsy is a great start. You'll find soaps made with ingredients such as goats milk, olive oil, and coconut oil, all of which will leave your skin moisturized as well as clean.

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