Mistakes That Cause Dry Skin

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  1. Egyptian Doctor

    Egyptian Doctor Moderator Verified Doctor

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    1- Applying Thick Creams: When your skin is dry, you tend to think that applying a thick cream will moisturise and nourish your skin. Well, this is just a myth as thick cream blocks the skin pores which in turn can make your skin look dark and dull. So, avoid applying thick creams or moisturisers.

    2- Avoiding It After Bath:
    Most of the people make this mistake and this in turn leads to dry skin. You must ensure that you apply body lotion or a moisturiser after bathing. The skin pores open after a bath, and moisturiser will provide the essential moisture required to prevent dry skin.

    3- Skipping Sunscreen:
    Sometimes you tend to skip your sunscreen. Sunscreen protects the skin from getting damaged. The UV rays of the sun dries the skin and also tans it.

    4- Over-Exfoliation:
    Exfoliating is required for proper skin care. But some people over do this process and all the essential natural oils are lost from the skin. This makes your skin dry and rough. Make sure you do not over-exfoliate your skin and are always applying a moisturiser after exfoliation.

    5- Not For Oil-Free Skin:
    If you think that body lotion or moisturiser is not required for oil-free skin, then you are wrong. Even oily skin needs some moisturising. If you have oily skin, use oil-free body lotion or moisturiser that moisturises the skin and prevents it from becoming more oily.



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