Why Do I Get Dry Skin on Face? How Should I Treat It?

I absolutely love makeup. That being said, the best part of my day can be ruined in a snap when I see my foundation is caked up and flaky because:

Dry Skin on Face = Flaky Yucky Makeup

What are you supposed to do at that point? Obviously, it’s too late to moisturize, and now it’s time to go out the door looking like some kind of makeup cake monster.

Find Out What Causes Dry Skin on Face

Figuring out what’s causing your dry, itchy skin can be the key to success. Did you know things like taking a super hot shower can dry out your skin?

The skin on your face, around your nose, and eyes, is very sensitive. A scalding shower in the morning may be invigorating, but it’s not doing your skin any favors.

Find out what can cause dry skin, if you want to get rid of it.

What are some other things that dry out your skin?

No Lip Balm

These things are the ultimate in scams.

Lip balms are supposed to help heal chapped lips, but they often contain chemicals which dry out your lips. Things like camphor, phenol and menthol will suck all the moisture out of your skin. If you want smooth lips, skip the balm.

There is a whole slew of things that can mess with your skin that you can’t even control:

  • Cold weather

    Very dry face skin
    Wow, this is a very dry face!
  • Sun exposure
  • Pollution
  • Fragrance lotions
  • Hot water
  • Dehydration
  • High lathering soaps
  • Oil-Based Makeup

Hormones Are a Big One

I always get greasy and oily when it’s PMS time and then my skin dries out right after.

If you have noticed things like this, it may be time to talk to a nutritionist, to see about adjusting your diet to help control your hormones and, at the same time, help out your skin.

Ok, now we have established that dry skin on face = bad.

What are you going to do about it? Here is your action plan to get your skin glowing again.

1. Drink water

This should be something you are doing already but probably aren’t.

Drink More WaterWater consumption should be 1 oz per every kg of body weight per day (if you’re sedentary). Water use for athletes goes even higher.

And extreme weather means you need even more water.

So you’re a 160 lb. beauty from Wisconsin. You need at a minimum of 80 oz of water on a lazy, fair weathered day.

If it’s winter and you’re snowshoeing out to see your cows, then you better up that water intake.

2. Read Labels

All of your beauty products, soaps, shaving creams, gels, and perfumes contain ingredients lists.

Look for things that are going to dry out your skin.

If you know that every time you wear that invigorating face mask, with the tingles, your skin is like the Sahara the next day: STOP WEARING IT.

You may have to switch brands. I know, it’s horrible, but your skin will thank you for it.

3. Avoid the Sun, Wind, and Cold

Cold weather causes dry skin
Cold weather can cause dry skin on face

Ok, so this one may not be realistic. But, if you know you’re going to be headed out in this type of weather, then you need to moisturize your skin before and after you go outside.

If you’re like me, the first two weeks of winter I walk around with cracked bleeding lips, because I lick them instead of using a good moisturizer. Don’t be like me.

4. Moisturize!

I always think of my grandma when anyone says the word moisturizer. Only little old ladies use their cold cream and night masks.

But this isn’t true.

You have to moisturize the skin around your face because if you don’t, you will end up with dry, itchy skin. Eventually, you will look like some dragon-lady hybrid, if you refuse to replenish natural oils on your face.

So pick up a good moisturizer and start enjoying the dry skin on face improve.

5. Natural Products Are Better

We have already wrote articles on home remedies for dry skin and for itchy skin.

I am sure you have all heard of that crazy lady who lathers everyone in her house up with coconut oil.

Well, guess what?  That stuff is like pure gold.

It is a great all natural moisturizer. If you don’t like coconut oil, or are allergic to tree nuts, you can use other things like olive oil sugar scrubs to clean and moisturize your face.

So now we have established the following:

  • Dry skin on face = Sad face
  • Moisturized face = Happy face
  • Dry skin on face + coconut oil = Very Happy Face!

Do you usually have dry skin on face too? If so, how do you get rid of it? How do you treat it?


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