Dry skin... we've all been there, it's downright uncomfortable and not a great look (think: flaky makeup, rough patches of skin), and if that wasn't bad enough, did you know that dry skin is also more prone to developing pesky, premature wrinkles?
Luckily however, it's not all bad news, your dry skin doesn't have to stick around and all it takes is a few small changes to your daily routine.
We get to the root of the cause below, and outline those simple steps you can take to transform your skin from desert dry to soft & supple in no time.
If your skin is super dry then you’ll likely know about it, you’ll be able to see dry patches and feel the roughness of your skin and it may even feel itchy. However, if your complexion is only moderately dry, you can identify it by assessing if you have a few of the typical characteristics. Dry skin tends to have small pores, lack of oil, a tight feel to it and you may be able to see dry patches using a magnifying glass.
If you’re still confused as to your skin type, you can run a basic at home test by simply cleansing your face and waiting about 5-10 minutes. After this time gently pat a piece of blotting paper on your face. To determine the results, hold the sheet up to the light, if there is little to no oil on the blotting sheet then you most likely have dry skin.
While it’s not exactly uncommon for genes to be the cause of dry skin, having a parched complexion doesn’t necessarily always come down to DNA. Dry skin can also be attributed to other lifestyle habits that you may not be aware of, like;