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Are you tired of reapplying your moisturizer for dry skin over and over again? Does your dry skin body lotion not work at all? Well if that’s the case, you need not worry cause we’ve all been there. Having dry skin can be really stressful, especially during winter. Nothing seems to work and all we experience is dry, flaky skin.
Now many factors may lead to dry skin. Certain medical conditions include thyroid, diabetes, eczema, intake of specific medication, genetics and even our ethnicity! However, besides these underlying medical conditions, other possibilities may include choosing the wrong moisturizer for dry skin or not following a regime fit for your skin type. Believe me but choosing the right dry skin body lotion will make all the difference.
Listed below are some of the skincare mistakes you might be making, which result in your skin remaining dry even after moisturization with the best moisturizer for dry skin.
Mistakes to avoid for people with dry skin
- Over cleansing
- Usage of harsh chemical-based cleansers
- Hot water for cleansing
- Extensive usage of exfoliators
- Lack of the right exfoliators
Now before you jump to the conclusion that over cleansing and double cleansing are the same thing, we just want to make it clear that it is not the same. Double cleansing is when you use two or more products to clean your face thoroughly. This method is great as it removes all the gunk and dirt from your skin, thus leaving it looking clean and fresh. However, over-cleansing is when you wash your face too frequently or use the wrong products, thus it is a big no-no when it comes to skincare. Though over-cleansing is detrimental for all skin types, it is especially harmful to people with dry skin, more so when you are not using natural and ayurvedic skincare products .
Over-cleansing may cause your skin to dry up even more thus making your skin look dull and dehydrated. Thus, having a proper cleansing routine with the right products is very important. Using ayurvedic skincare products and ayurvedic face wash would be a great choice like the Shubhr Radiance Honey Face wash with 15% Real Honey.
Blue Nectar’s wide range of face wash for dry skin, is ideal for deep cleansing without causing your skin to dry up or dehydrate.
Usage of harsh chemical-based cleansers
Most products that we find in the market today, are mostly chemical-based with formulations that could potentially give you either chemical burns or cause a reaction on your skin. There are rarely any products in the market that provides an all-natural solution to your skin concerns.
This results in the majority of people opting for harsh chemical-based cleansers which could dry out their skin thus adding up to their dry skin concerns. To avoid this mistake, we recommend replacing your harsh chemical cleansers with more natural ayurvedic skincare products and ayurvedic face wash and cleansers. With regular usage of ayurvedic cleansers, you will see an evident change in your skin and bid farewell to your dry skin problems forever!
Hot water for cleansing
We are all guilty of this one, especially during winter. Nobody likes touching cold water early in the morning and the weather is not helping either. So, we eventually end up using hot water on our faces for cleansing which, to say the least deeply dehydrates our skin.
To avoid this from happening, always use cold water to wash your face and if that sounds like a tedious task then you can also opt for lukewarm water. Follow your cleansing routine with a good, hydrating face serum. The one that we recommend is the Kumkumadi Tailam Face Serum. You can also use various face oils from Blue Nectar’s wide range, to further lock the moisture. Face oils work as the best moisturizer for dry skin.
Extensive usage of exfoliators
Just like cleansing, frequent exfoliation can be very harmful to people with dry skin. Ideally, one should exfoliate thrice a week, besides, setting a fixed routine for exfoliation and choosing the right products. Blue Nectar has a variety of natural, ayurvedic skincare products including ayurvedic face scrubs that will both exfoliate and hydrate your skin at the same time like the Shubhr Kumkumadi Brightening & Radiance Face Scrub. This Kumkumadi Scrub is an all-natural ayurvedic face scrub, with Kumkumadi Oil, that will gently exfoliate your skin. After exfoliation use a good moisturizer for dry skin or a face cream to prevent your skin from drying up.
Lack of the right exfoliators
While we just mentioned that extensive usage of exfoliators can worsen your dry skin, lack of exfoliation can have the same effect. When you skip exfoliating, dead skin starts building up on your skin which prevents your moisturizers for dry skin to not work effectively. Thus, proper exfoliation using natural face scrub is key not only for people with dry skin but for all skin types, since clogged pores will only decrease the effectiveness of your skincare products.
Another reason that may be causing your moisturizer to not work is dehydration. Lack of adequate amount of water intake may lead to dehydration which will further make your skin look dull and dry. Thus, besides using good moisturizers for dry skin and dry skin body lotions, proper water intake and diet is also important for your products to work effectively on your skin.
Fighting the root cause of dry skin is a great way to combat skin-related issues since the key to healthy, glowing skin is using the right products, the right dry skin body lotion, moisturizer for dry skin and having a healthy diet.
Now that you’ve looked into some of the prime reasons why your skin care products may not be working for you there is another important factor that may be contributing to your dry skin problems, which is not moisturizing your skin properly.
Skincare can be difficult at times since there are so many things you need to keep in mind while also taking care of your skin and choosing the right products. Though this can be overwhelming at times, we are here to make this task slightly simple.
Following are some of the best tips that will change your moisturizing game forever.
Tips for moisturizing the skin
1. Opting for natural ayurvedic products
Choosing the right moisturizer for dry skin can be very tricky, with so many products flooding the market, picking the one ideal for you seems like an impossible task. But fret not, we are here to help you pick the right moisturizer for dry skin that will not only eradicate your skin concerns but will also leave your skin looking healthy and hydrated. The ideal way to moisturize your skin is using ayurvedic skincare products
While selecting a moisturizer for dry skin for yourself, checking the ingredient list is very important as this will impact the effectiveness of the product on your skin. Thus, choosing the right dry skin body lotion or moisturizer is the key. Using Blue Nectar’s ayurvedic face wash and men’s facial wash is a great recommendation but any cleanser has to be followed by a moisturizer.2. Well-planned skincare routine using ayurvedic skincare products
Not having a proper skincare regime is the root cause of most skin-related issues. Thus, having a proper skincare routine is crucial for not only your face but for your body too. There are many dry skin body lotions and face moisturizers for dry skin that can be a great addition to your skincare routine.
Besides moisturizers for dry skin, face serums are also a great element that you can add to your routine. Our personal favourite is Blue Nectar’s Kumkumadi Tailam Face serum which provides your skin with double hydration in addition to moisturizers for dry skin. So, plan out your skincare regime with ayurvedic skincare products and face serum and bid farewell to dry and dull skin.
3. Exfoliation using natural face scrub
We have already discussed the importance of exfoliation and its lack thereof. Therefore, we cannot stress enough how important exfoliation is for maintaining hydration and preventing your skin from drying up.
Point to remember: Always apply moisturizer for dry skin after exfoliating, to keep your skin hydrated.
4. Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
Hydration is key when it comes to healthy skin. Thus, in addition to using products ideal for your skin, you need to adopt healthier eating habits and drink lots and lots of water or fluids. This will ensure that your skin is hydrated and provide a glow to your skin from within.
Choosing the right serum tailored for you
People have different skin concerns and there are certain powerful ingredients which are meant to target these specific concerns. Adding a face serum which is perfect for your skin concerns can work wonders on your skin. So, stop the wait and explore the wide range of face serums provided by Blue Nectar. They have a face serum for every skin concern, be it dryness, dull skin or anything else. The one we recommend for those with dry skin is the Kumkumadi Tailam face serum. The kumkumadi oil present in this face serum is great for reducing the appearance of dark spot on face , fine lines and wrinkles, it also uplifts and brightens up the skin. It is the best moisturizer for dry skin.
6. Regular usage of body massage oils
Most of the time when we talk about dry skin, our prime focus is usually on the face, however, proper care should be taken for the rest of the body as well. We can do this by avoiding long, hot showers and using dry skin body lotion and moisturizer for dry skin.
To further lock the moisture and hydrate the skin, regular use of body massage oils is recommended. Besides hydration, body massage oils have various other benefits like reducing the visibility of stretch marks, reducing stress on muscles and toning the body. Regular usage of body massage oils will provide you with perfectly soft and youthful skin!
To sum up
The reasons for dry and dull skin can be many, however, these tips mentioned here will help you find out where you have been committing a mistake and what you can do to fix it. However, it is to be noted that these tips should not be a replacement for proper diagnosis, since there might be many underlying medical conditions that may lead to dry skin. So, if your symptoms persist even after following these tips make sure you are consulting a certified dermatologist and are taking the necessary help needed. Until then keep these tips in mind and say no to dry skin!
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