Dry skin is characterized by dull and rough appearance. Some of us are born with dry skin, while others develop it over time, due to several factors. Dry skin tends to age faster because it lacks the necessary oil and moisture to keep skin soft and supple. Some people may develop dry skin due to overexposure to sunlight, harsh climatic conditions like severe cold or heat, or artificial room heating or cooling. An improper skin care regimen, especially the overuse of soap or face wash, or no skin care at all can also lead to dull skin.
For those with dry skin, facial skin care should involve the basic skin care regimen recommended for all skin types–that is, cleansing, toning, and moisturizing. In addition, an oil massage for the face and the body, using either olive or almond oil is recommended before bathing. Warm water should be used for bathing. A suitable moisturizer and a body lotion should be applied after bathing. Sunscreen must not be neglected while going out during the day.
Honey, for example, is a good moisturizer, and those who wish to follow the natural path to glowing skin can apply it regularly over the face and the neck and wash it off after ten minutes. A face mask made of raw egg, honey, and rosewater is beneficial to dry skin. Mashed, ripe banana can also be used as a rejuvenating face mask. Mashed, ripe strawberries mixed with fresh cream provide a similar effect.
Dry skin will also need some extra care, like the application of an outer eye cream and night cream. Both provide essential oil to dry skin and prevent signs of premature aging like wrinkles and fine lines.
Wrapping up, apart from external care, a balanced diet that includes cereals, nuts, vegetables, and fruits can prevent premature aging of dry skin. Intake of garlic, carrots, eggs, and milk is especially recommended. Daily intake of at least eight glasses of water, and adequate sleep are also vital aspects of skin care. At the same time: fried food, soft drinks, excessive tea and coffee, and smoking and alcohol are harmful for skin. Therefore, these should be avoided.