As part of the daily skin care routine the use of a dry skin lotion is a necessity both in winter and in summer. Although the main symptoms of dry skin include tightness and the appearance of flakes, dehydration and even skin disease could appear on the dryness background. It is preferable to use only one single type of dry skin lotion per season, since the skincare product has to be constantly adapted to the weather variations.
A dry skin lotion with a high SPF is definitely a must in summertime, because dry skin is more easily affected by the action of the ultraviolets, showing signs of old age prematurely. Use the dry skin lotion every morning after the normal washing routine. The moisturizer is a lot more efficient if the skin is damp at the application.
In winter, you should choose a creamier dry skin lotion with a higher content of oil. To understand how a moisturizer works it suffices to say that through washing and under the influence of weather factors, the skin gets dry by losing the natural oil protection; with the dry skin lotion, you recreate the barrier and protect the skin. While some people prefer to use raw olive oil, almond oil or Shea butter for the daily care of dry skin, others find it more comfortable to buy a ready made dry skin lotion.
Do not overlook to have a look at the composition of the dry skin lotion you want to buy. Always check the list of ingredients and try to avoid the products that contain fragrance. Dry skin is also more sensitive, and you may develop a rash or an allergy because of the chemical ingredients found in such a dry skin lotion. Therefore, go for the hypoallergenic, sensitive skin variant of cosmetic products that both supermarkets and drug stores have in stock.
Finally, let’s consider some home treatments as there are people who’d rather make the dry skin lotion at home. In case you prefer the do-it-yourself option, there are plenty of tips and skincare recipes you can check online and learn about the advantages and the challenges of such an endeavor. Needless to say that the main ingredients for a homemade dry skin lotion should include extra virgin oils only. Depending on the recipe, some people add herbal extracts too, for a more intense formula.