Your skin will sometimes overcompensate for dryness and produce more oil. Here are some skin moisturizing tips to help prevent dry skin:
- Apply a good moisturizer everyday to combat oily skin
- Use a UVA/UVB sunblock to prevent dryness and premature aging
- Hot water dries your skin – use lukewarm water for showering
- Avoid harsh or detergent cleansing bars
Many popular “soaps” strip water and lipids from your skin. The worst offenders are antibacterial and deodorant bars. Dryness is also be caused by central air conditioning and heating. If you’re seeing dullness or have dry, itchy skin, use a good body scrub to exfoliate dead cells and enjoy smoother skin. Most importantly, find a good moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid, which holds 1,000 times its weight in water.