Dry skin can be a huge pain for many reasons. For one, it could be incredibly uncomfortable, the feeling of rough skin ruining your day. It can also make you feel insecure about your looks, not liking the visual of crusted white all over your body. Or simply, it can be frustrating when one specific area has dry skin, whether it’s your face, your back, etc., but the rest of your body is fine, causing you to wonder how to fix the issue in such a designated place.
The thing to always remember is that everybody’s skin is different, and even the skin on your body can be different depending on the place. What methods work for your face may not work for your back, and what works on your back may not work for your legs.
Knowing that, it’s important to know that certain habits may affect parts of your body differently. Something you do to your face every day may be fine, but once done to the shoulders may cause acne, dry skin, etc.
That’s why it’s important to know the various ways one might develop dry skin, so that way you may find the correct culprit for the correct body area.
Heat can be a big cause of dry skin. Dry skin happens when your skin doesn’t have enough moisture whether that’s from water or creams. Due to many people believing that they need more water on their skin, it’s often that people will leave water on their face too long or stay in the shower too long. When people shower, it’s often that they take hot showers or use hot water to wash their face.
Withstanding hot water for a long period of time may be the reason why your skin is drying out. That heat from the water may be drying your skin, and since you shower (hopefully) once a day, that may slowly be causing your skin to reach a neutral point of dryness since it never has time to soak up any good moisturizers.
Your skin needs to be clean and needs to get moisture in order to truly thrive. Many people who know this, tend to translate this into washing their face often and scrubbing, harshly.
Scrubbing harshly can be very bad for you because not only does it rough up the skin, but it can cause very small tears on your skin surface and dry out your skin.
You should not be harshly scrapping your face with a sponge or with your hands. It should always be soft washing so you can carefully clean your skin, but not cause damage to your skin by being too harsh.
I have personally struggled with using the wrong cleansers that dried out my skin. Everyone’s face is different, so just because one exfoliation, scrub, or cleanser worked on someone else doesn’t mean it will work great on you.
Some cleansers have ingredients that just might irritate your skin while others might be too strong for your skin leaving it