worsened by dry skin. Whether you have these problems or suffer from plain ole “ashy” or dry skin, there are certain skincare tips that you should follow.
How to avoid dry skin
1. Avoid taking prolonged showers or baths.
2. Avoid extremely hot water while showering or bathing.
3. Avoid using harsh soaps, especially if you have sensitive skin, avoid fragrance and deodorant soap.
4. Apply your “barrier repair creams” and moisturizers immediately (within 3 minutes) after showering and bathing.
5. People with darker skin should avoid applying anything that irritates their skin because irritation will lead to unsightly discoloration and dark spots.
6. If you have eczema, do not use Vaseline petroleum jelly as your moisturizer because I have found that it will exacerbate or worsen eczema.
7. If you must shave your legs, make sure you use a lubricating shaving gel or cream specifically designed for shaving. Some women like to utilize soap as their lubricant, which will usually lead to problems.
It is extremely important to keep your skin well moisturized. There are several over-the-counter moisturizers that you can choose on your own. However, if you find that your skin looks or feels worse because of the choices you have made, you should seek the expert advice of a dermatologist.