Did you know that the skin around your nose has comparatively lesser number of sebaceous glands than rest of your face? This explains a lot for when we look into the mirror and see flaky skin on the sides of our nose. The worst part is that it never seems to completely disappear as well, no matter how moisturised and hydrated you keep your skin. Fortunately, there are some ways to deal with this dry patch of skin. Scroll below to find out what they are…
- Use petroleum jelly
- Don’t overdo moisturiser
- Apply calming ingredients
- Cut down on exfoliation
- Steam your face
Use petroleum jelly
Being prone to allergies and falling sick often can result in dry skin around the nose. Wiping the nose area repeatedly can lead to stripping off of natural oils and skincare products from the area. If this sounds familiar, get your hands on some petroleum jelly like the Vaseline Aloe Fresh Petroleum Jelly and apply it on the dry patches to lock the moisture in and keep the skin hydrated.
Don’t overdo moisturiser
Most of us are under the impression that a dry patch of skin can be taken care of with a heavy dose of moisturising creams. But instead, all it does is suffocate your skin and doesn’t let it breathe; this can worsen the dryness. So, when dealing with dry skin around the nose, pick a good moisturiser and apply it regularly. Slather on the Lakme Peach Milk Soft Creme Moisturiser to keep any flaky skin situation at bay.
Apply calming ingredients
This one is for the super dehydrating effects the summer humidity can have on your skin. The loss of surface moisture makes the skin around your nose drier and flakier. Use cooling and calming agents like the Lever Ayush Ayurvedic Aloe Vera Gel to get rid of the dryness around the nose. You might also have the sun to blame for this so be cautious about your UV exposure and always load up on SPF!
Cut down on exfoliation
This one is pretty simple… over-exfoliating in hopes of getting rid of the dry skin flakes can make it worse. Make sure you're scrubbing just twice a week and giving you skin time to repair and heal by itself in the meanwhile.
Steam your face
Another reason for dry and flaky skin around the nose can be product build-up in the hard to reach contours around it. If you don’t get the time to thoroughly clean your face, steam it once a week to get rid of any drying agents stuck in those hard to reach spots. Mix a couple of drops of your favourite essential oil into the water; we heard peppermint oil does wonders for dry skin!