The Right Way To Moisturize
The first and foremost obvious advice given to any eczema patients is to put on lotion or creams to trap in the moisture on the skin, so the dry skin will become smooth and filled with wetness.
But most people don’t know how to do this properly.
Many people think all they have to do is squeeze the lotion into their hands and rub it on the affected skin areas, this is wrong
The correct order to moisturize is to first apply lotion to your palms and rub them around so that it is spread evenly across your palms, then you apply it to your affected areas.
The reason why this is the right way is because by spreading the cream evenly first, it will prevent one part of your skin getting all the moisture and the surrounding parts getting very little. As this will clog up the pores in the concentrated area and cause insufficient moisture in the surrounding skin.
The Best Way to Shower to Prevent Dry Skin
It’s common sense to put on lotion to your skin as soon as you get out of the shower, because after those minutes of being washed with water, your natural oils and the existing creams will be drained down, leaving your skin extremely dry.
The optimal way to shower:
- Always aim for cold showers, if you can’t endure it, the highest you can go must be lukewarm.
- Never scrub your skin, only rub and gentle touches only.
- Don’t wash yourself with artificial shampoos or body wash.
- Do not shower for more than 10 minutes.
- Only pat dry yourself, never rub.
Also, eczema sufferers shouldn’t be taking baths at all, it leaches away too much skin moisture.
Eat Natural Skin Foods
Dietary changes play a huge role in your skin health. Your skin health is ultimately depended on what foods you eat.
If you have dry skin, here are some foods that are high in nutrients that are great for moisturizing the skin from within:
Aim for organic foods always.