Especially in arid climates and cold seasons, there is no shortage of people with dry skin. While most women will gladly use moisturizer, there seems to be a large number of men who choose to ignore the discomfort and pain of dry, bleeding hands. For whatever reason, skin care just isn’t on the male mind that much. This can be a problem, since serious dryness can create cracks, and that means holes in your first line of defense against pathogens. In the worst cases, dangerous infections can enter through the tiny cuts that come from dry skin. But there are measures that can prevent skin from becoming excessively dry.
First and foremost, a finding a good moisturizer is in order. While your skin is supposed to be producing its own layer of oils and lipids to lock in that freshness, some people’s skins are real slackers in that department. Due to their genes, some just don’t produce as much as they need for the area they live in. Dryness may also be caused by certain illness, such as kidney problems, and by excessive hand-washing.
Applying moisturizers might not win you any points in the manly department, but just sitting there and letting your hands become painfully dry and cracked is frankly stupid. So, picking a good moisturizer is one of the keys. You may have to do some experimenting before you settle on a product that works to your needs and tastes, since there are many, many brands available. Once you find one that shows good results without being overly greasy, you can stick to that.
One very important thing to remember when moisturizing, though, is the need for some moisture to be on your skin to begin with. Many creams contain ingredients that form a barrier over your skin that locks the moisture in. But if you don’t wet your face before applying the cream, you may actually end up forming a barrier that locks the dryness in instead.
While still on the subject of splashing water on the skin, just remember that everything has the potential to be overdone. Showering is relaxing, and is essential to feeling clean and smelling good. But spending too much time under a hot shower can have adverse effects on the skin. Try to limit the amount of time you spend under the showerhead.
Various soaps are also culprits of dryness. The stronger the soap is, the harder it will be on your skin. Antibacterial types and industrial types that meant for removing strong greases are the most unforgiving. Try to avoid using them if they’re not necessary.
Dry winter air is the leading cause of dry skin. When the temperature drops, so does the humidity. The best tactic to fight this is to control your own climate. Buying a good humidifier can alleviate dryness while you are at home. Having it running while you sleep can drastically improve the condition of your skin.
The skin is one of the most important organs in the human body, giving it proper care is vital to maintaining good health. Some people, however, have things on their skin that can’t be dealt with by everyday means. For people who regret tattoos, removing them is an option. Fresh Start performs laser tattoo removal in Denver.