This 5 Ways to Cure Dryness for Healthier Skin post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Happy first day of May lovelies! I’m excited to be back today with a beauty post on a topic that I think we all can get on board with- how to get healthier skin. Confession time- I have dry skin and it especially gets worse depending on what season of the year it is. If you also have dry skin, you’ll understand when I say not only is this annoying to have to deal with, but it can make you feel really self-conscious.
Like most people, I assumed there was some magical product out there that was going to make all my dryness disappear. For the longest time I would try just about every cream and moisturizer out on the market to combat my dry skin, but it would only give me temporary relief. I was always left feeling sadly disappointed when my dry skin persisted and never understood why nothing worked.
Finally I figured out that the problem is that I was never truly addressing the real issues and the underlying factors that were causing my dry skin. If I wanted to see real improvement in my skin, it was time to stop masking the issue and make some changes to my lifestyle. So today I’m sharing with you 5 Ways to Cure Dryness for Healthier Skin, and methods that have personally helped me alleviate my skin dryness.
5 Ways to Cure Dryness for Healthier Skin
Protect Skin from the Weather
We all know that harsh weather can take its toll on our skin, which is why it’s important to take extra steps in protecting it. In the winter months, bundling up and wearing gloves and scarves will really help avoid excessive dryness from occurring. The same rule applies to the summer months when the hot sun can literally suck all of the extra moisture out of the skin. Wearing broad spectrum sunscreen (I recommend at least SPF 15- 30) will help prevent sun damage and sun burn. I also personally like to wear a cute hat when outdoors for extended periods.
Eliminate Harsh Cleansers/Soaps
Have you ever stopped to look at the ingredients in the soaps and facial cleansers you’re using? What about the laundry detergent you wash your clothes in? If you have dry, sensitive skin the last thing you want to do is put harsh chemicals and ingredients on it, so be sure and check the labels of products you’re using in the home. Avoid using products with added perfumes, alcohol products, and excessive sulfates, and instead reach for mild, natural products that will cause less damage.
It can be so hard to get in a good routine when it comes to moisturizing, but it’s so crucial in helping replenish the skin daily. I’m now to the point that as soon as I wake up in the morning I apply a facial moisturizer before even applying my makeup. I also have a routine of applying moisturizer right after taking a bath or shower (I love wet skin moisturizers), and depending on the time of year will even apply a thicker balm to my legs and arms right before going to bed.
Drink More Water
It’s the oldest tip in the book, but it really does make such a difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Not only will adding more water to your daily routine help prevent dryness, but it also has tons of other health benefits, making it a win-win. I personally fill up my favorite 32 oz. tumbler with ice cold water twice daily, always keeping it nearby on my desk at work or home.
Last but certainly not least, one of the biggest game changers for me in treating my dry skin has been by changing up my diet and adding in important nutrients. Not only have I focused on cutting out salty foods and increasing my fruits and veggies, but I also recently started using Glow by Nature Made ® supplements.
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So I’d love to know if the rest of you have dry skin- what methods have you used to treat and prevent dryness from occurring? I’d also love to know how many of you currently take supplements, and if you’ve tried using Glow by Nature Made ® Skin Moisture!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara