Want to know how to get rid of dry skin on face? Start from the inside out. Dry, itchy skin can happen any time of year, and it can affect any part of the body. But nothing’s worse than dull, dry skin on the face. A skin care regimen that starts internally and continues outside can help.
You're a guy who wants to look young and healthy. But in order to look good, you have to get rid of the dry, dead facial skin. Learn what causes it, how to get rid of it, and how to prevent it. Use the following tips as a guide.
- Eat healthier foods. Did you know that dry skin is usually caused by internal conditions rather than external factors? Dry skin occurs when your body experiences a decrease in natural moisturizers–in other words, dehydration. To rehydrate your skin, eat foods that are rich in antioxidants and fatty acids. For example, broccoli (an antioxidant) will stimulate oil production and salmon (a natural fat) will soften cells.
- Drink more water. Healthy facial skin requires that you stay hydrated throughout the day. Most guys don’t drink enough water. Health and fitness resources recommend drinking at least six eight-ounce glasses of water each day. “Men’s Fitness” says a humidifier is also a good option, if your home’s heating system is drying out your skin. A humidifier will pick up the slack and help you stay hydrated.
- Join a gym. In addition to keeping you fit and healthy, working out is great for the skin. Physical exercise improves circulation and revives the skin, and it shows on your face. The sweat is good for you, too. It helps wit the production of sebum, a natural moisturizer that helps prevent dry skin.
- Exfoliate the face. Exfoliation is the key to healthy skin, and it effectively removes dry, dead skin from your face. Commercial and natural cleansers are equally effective, and pumice soaps and stones can help with calluses. Some men use exfoliating gloves and loofah sponges, more often used by women. But a plain old washcloth works well, too.
- Shave your beard. Shaving is an excellent way to exfoliate the face and remove dry skin. Lather your face with shaving cream, and use a single-edged razor to prevent infection and ingrown hairs. To protect your skin and prevent further dryness, apply a moisturizer or sunblock to your face.
- Practice prevention. Prevent dry skin with fewer baths or showers. And use lukewarm water instead of hot water. Long, hot showers wash away your skin’s natural moisturizers. Make it a habit to use moisturizing lotion after baths, showers, and shaves. Use smart skin care practices, and you won’t have to worry about getting rid of dry skin on the face.
- Don’t forget the lips. Your lips can be the driest part of your face. Lips retain less moisture than other parts of the body, and licking your lips will dry them out faster. Rub a thin coat of petroleum jelly on your lips, and lightly brush them with a soft toothbrush to removed dry skin. Moisturize with lip balm.