Chapped or excessively dry skin caused by dehydration is not dangerous, but a very unpleasant condition: redness, cracking, peeling and itching. But if you approach the problem wisely, you’ll restore your weathered skin in a couple of days.
The first symptoms of chapped skin
If you come home with flushed cheeks, it’s okay. But if the redness doesn’t go away for more than an hour, it’s likely that your skin has already suffered from chapped skin. More serious signs are itchy, burning, and painful skin when you touch it. Don’t waste time: take steps to treat weathered facial skin!
How to help weathered skin
1. Cancel the bathing routine.
Sometimes we love to get warm in a sauna, bath or just a hot bath, but weathered facial skin such heat is detrimental. So wash your face with lukewarm water, don’t steam your skin and make sure to soften it up: with facial oils (olive or almond) and a gentle cream.
2. Check the composition of facial creams
Until your skin recovers, creams with salicylic acid are strictly contraindicated – it makes your skin even drier and can aggravate the situation.
3. Avoid scrubs and peels.
Exfoliated skin is often flaky, but don’t be tempted to “scrub” off the flakes. Dehydrated skin is especially sensitive, and minimally abrasive products can lead to ulcers, microcracks and inflammation.
4. Apply cream or oil right after washing
Don’t let chapped skin on your hands or face dry out for even a second: the more you moisturize it, the faster the lipid barrier on its surface will be restored.
5. Humidify your indoor air
If you don’t have a humidifier, simply place wet towels on the radiator and line it with containers of water (especially in the bedroom).
6. No coffee.
Not to mention alcohol. All substances that promote the elimination of fluids from the body should be eliminated.
7. Drink plenty of tea.
It is better to drink green or herbal tea. And make compresses out of spiked brew on the affected areas.
8. Drink through a straw.
Your lips are usually the first to take the hit, and any liquid that gets on them will dry them out even more. So it’s safer to drink through a straw!
9. Eat nuts and fish.
Your skin will recover faster if you add foods rich in Omega-3 acids to your diet: sea fish, walnuts, and legumes. Another good thing for your skin is vitamin E. At the drugstore it is sold in capsules, which can be pierced and apply the vitamin to damaged areas of the epidermis.
10. Do away with makeup.
Breathe, moisturize, soothe – now is not the time to apply thick foundations. If you have a party planned, apply a moisturizing primer to your skin and the lightest BB cream on top. But it’s better to not wear any makeup at all. It’s only for a few days.