You know what you dread the most if you have dry skin—redness, irritability and a constant feeling of roughness on the skin. While moisturisation is the one-stop solution to getting rid of dry skin, your cleansing habits also have a direct impact on your skin type, especially if you have dry skin. Certain face washes and cleansing mistakes can easily aggravate dry skin and worsen your problems. Want to know what mistakes we’re talking about? Scroll down…
Missing out on a moisturising cleanser
 

Missing out on a moisturising cleanser

Remember that dry skin means its devoid of oil and is rather irritable. If you use a harsh cleanser on this kind of skin, it means you’re further stripping your skin of oils—a complete no-no for dry skin. So make sure you use a deeply moisturising face wash that leaves your skin feeling supple. We suggest going with Dove Beauty Moisture Face Wash as this one will replenish the lost moisture in your skin. Moreover, it contains NutriumMoisture that will help soften your skin. Sounds like a blessing? Try it to believe it!

Not moisturising immediately after
 

Not moisturising immediately after

Washing your face can also cause dryness. This is why you need to ensure that you use a moisturiser right after you wash your face. Use one that’s intensely hydrating yet doesn’t feel greasy on your skin. This will help in sealing the moisture in your skin. If you want hydrated skin, consider the Pond's White Beauty Winter Anti-spot Moisturiser that works as a skin lightening treatment along with a cold cream to give you smooth and hydrated skin.

Using hot water
 

Using hot water

You might think that hot water will cleanse your skin better but you couldn’t be more wrong. Heat breaks down the skin’s protective lipid barrier by robbing the skin of its oils. Constant use of hot water while cleansing will lead to immense dryness and flaky skin. So make sure you use lukewarm water while cleansing your skin.

Rubbing too hard
 

Rubbing too hard

The problem with dry skin is that after a point it starts to look dull and lackluster. Worse, if you’re rubbing your hands against your skin the wrong way while cleansing, you’re making your skin all the more dry. Know that you need to rub your cleanser in circles in such a way that your stimulate blood flow thereby helping your skin plump up. Give yourself a little massage to correct dry skin.

Washing too often
 

Washing too often

Washing your skin too often is detrimental to your skin care routine, whether you have oily or dry skin. Washing too many times irritates the skin and worsens dryness. So make sure you restrict washing your skin to only twice a day.