As the weather changes, you might find your skin reacting in unpleasant ways. Maybe there's a sheen of oil coating your face now, or maybe you're itching at the dryness.
The best way to maintain good skincare is learning which products to use. If you consult with a doctor, you can learn which products will work best on your skin -- and the results will be a smooth and glowing finish that will wow those around you.
Some people prefer to use store-bought products, while others prefer to use home remedies that have stood the test of time. Others prefer to mix the routines, but either, way some of these tips will work for your skin type.
How to soothe dry skin:
Turn down the temperature. Studies have shown dry skin doesn't respond well to hot water. Although many of us love to bathe and shower for hours in the hottest water we can tolerate, it's best to only put your skin in high temperatures for no more than 10 minutes.
The hot water strips your skin of its natural barrier and worsens your dry skin. The best thing to do is shower and pat your skin dry, then moisturize.
Use gentle cleansers. Using harsh cleansers can strip the skin of its natural barriers. Soaps that have ceramides are best. Ceramides products have special agents that make the skin hold in moisture and they constantly repair the skin barrier.
While exfoliating, make sure not to scrub too hard. Using a sugar scrub instead of a salt scrub can prevent or lessen skin damage. Watch out for products that contain alcohol and other ingredients that dry the skin, like toners and astringents.
If you have to use these products, use ones specifically for dry skin. Another tip is to use glycerin soap instead of regular soap.
Milk it: For dry, itchy skin, you can simply go to the fridge and pour milk in a bowl. Take a washcloth and apply it to the skin for five minutes, then wash it off. This home remedy works to stop the itch-and-scratch cycle that happens during dry seasons.
Milk contains lactic acid that will help the skin retain moisture. Another option is to use petroleum jelly on the skin. Petroleum jelly is thick and may be hard to apply for some people, but it works great. You can warm it up in your hands and apply a coat at night time before bed.
How to fix oily skin:
Eggs: Egg whites can help tone and tighten oily skin while taking away spots and blemishes. Whip up one egg white until it's stiff and apply it to your face until it dries, then rinse it off. Do this twice a week for the best results.
To make it more potent, add the juice from half a lemon and apply the mixture to your face for 15 minutes. This mixture will help tighten and tone, as well as remove excess oil and dirt from skin.
Yogurt: Apply yogurt to your face once a day to remove oil and exfoliate the skin. This can also be mixed with oatmeal to enhance the effects of yogurt in removing oil.
The remedies listed above can be applied to minor cases of dry and oily skin. For more severe cases of dry skin, consult with a professional so you can get the best results as soon as possible.
Good luck, guys!