Dr. Joel Schlessinger shares dry skin hacks for fall with YouBeauty
The fall season brings about a lot of changes in your life and the change in your skin is just one of them. For many people, autumn means drier climates and colder temperatures that lead to dehydrated skin. To deal with dryness, Dr. Joel Schlessinger and other experts shared dry skin hacks with YouBeauty.com, a beauty, skin care and lifestyle site created by Dr. Oz. The 13 tips in the article help restore balance to dehydrated skin and banish flakes and irritation.
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends skipping hot showers when your skin is dry.
A hot shower may seem like a good idea in the colder months but the hot water can be detrimental to skin. Dr. Joel Schlessinger explains how it can strip away natural oils.
“The heat from the shower softens the skin’s natural oil barrier and soap washes it away,” he says. “Without this barrier, skin easily loses moisture, leading to dryness, itchiness and irritation.”
Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends taking lukewarm showers and only staying under the spray for about ten minutes. Another hack that he mentions is to apply your moisturizer or body oil while your skin is still slightly damp from the shower. This is the time when it optimally absorbs and retains moisture.
Hydrating products and lifestyle changes can also help with dry skin, says Dr. Joel Schlessinger.
To deal with extremely dry or rough patches, Dr. Joel Schlessinger recommends using a product with hydrocortisone such as FixMySkin Healing Body Balm Unscented with 1% Hydrocortisone. The formula actually helps heal skin to relieve itching and irritation.
Another good tip during the dry fall months is to up your water intake, although Dr. Joel Schlessinger notes that this will not take the place of topical hydrating products. You can also add more foods with omega-3 to your diet to help with hydration. This component helps boost skin’s ability to retain moisture.
Do you have a hack that helps with your dry skin? Tell us below in the comments!