Which cleanser should I use for my dry skin?
Dry skin often comes with feelings of tightness, redness and, in extreme cases, dry patches or chapping. To prevent these unpleasant and even debilitating effects, you should be aware of the steps to take and the SOS skin care products which can restore comfort to your epidermis.
How to cleanse your face when you have dry skinPeople with dry skin should use a hydrating cream regularly. But in the fight against skin dryness, the first step is to choose a cleanser and make-up remover that are adapted to the needs of your skin type. If you have dry skin, this step should not be taken lightly.
- The first piece of advice from dermatologists is to avoid soaps with a relatively high pH (pH 9 or 10) and that will continue to dry out your skin, which has a pH of 5.5.
- Their second recommendation is to limit the use of hot water, which causes skin to become more sensitive.
- Opt for gentle cleansers and make-up removers such as oils, hydrating micellar waters, or soap-free dermatological bars. These options offer a pH level much closer to that of the skin.
- Once your skin is cleansed, pat it dry with a towel. Be careful not to rub, as this can damage the hydrolipidic film on the surface.
Take care of dry skin, even in the showerUnfortunately, dry skin is not well suited for baths. Baths can be harmful to the hydrolipidic film, especially if hard water is used.
- In the shower, avoid using overly hot water for the same reason.
- For cleansing, your best option is to use an ultra-rich dermatological bar, a shower cream or even a shower gel, as these will be less aggressive, richer in lipid-replenishing agents and gentler on your skin.
- Again, be careful not to rub your skin with a towel, and finish off your routine by applying a hydrating cream.