Understanding dry skin type

Dry Skin

Understanding dry skin type

The major issue in dry skin type is not the way the skin looks but how your skin feels. People with dry skin type feel stretch or tightness on their face, until the skin is moisturized. Sometimes, on applying moisturizer to super-dry skin, you might feel a sensation like pins and needles. Your skin might feel even more stretched after washing and might get flaky giving a patchy and dull look especially in winters. If you skip moisturizer, fine lines might appear and in severe cases itching and redness might also occur. Pimples, black/white heads and open pores are not the major issues in your skin type.

Your Skin and Weather

  • In humid weather though the dryness of your skin might decrease, you still cannot stay without moisturizer for more than a day or two.
  • In dry weather, your skin gets very dry and tight and you cannot stay without moisturizer for even a single day. You might even have to apply moisturizer several times a day.

Planning a Holiday?

Holidays in deserts, hills, and on cold windy beaches, along with lengthy air travels might be challenging for your dry skin. So carry a stock of thick bland cold creams and sunscreens with SPF of at least 30 with you. You can skip anti-wrinkle/skin lightening cream, scrubs, face pack etc. to keep the regime simple during holidays. The major focus should be on sun protection. Do not forget to follow the skincare and diet tips recommended Dr Malavika Kohli, top cosmetic dermatologist of India in an interview with Dermatocare.

Your Skin and Age

Dry skin type have the most wonderful teens with clear faces with only occasional outbreaks of pimples. The dryness of skin however increases considerably with old age especially after menopause.

Disclaimer: Kindly note the given description is of typical D skin type. You may or may not have all the features mentioned above.

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