When talking about dry skin and water, you may think about dehydration. You are right, because the benefits of water for skin start with drinking water. This keeps our skin moist from inside.
But what about keeping our skin moist and healthy from outside?
What you need to know about dry skin and water
Bathing and skin care
Immersion in water produces mechanical, physical and chemical effects on our body, and spa therapy for improving the quality of skin has been a practice since ancient times.
Well, in our day-to-day life, bathing and showering are important to keep our skin clean from dirt and bacteria, while eliminating the excess of dry accumulated cells.
Why are some people complaining about having dry skin after bathing?
This is because while water cleans our body it also removes its natural skin oil. But a major reason for itchy skin and also dry hair is the quality of water we bathe in.
However, this doesn’t mean that you have to stay dirty to keep your skin moist and hydrated.
Dry skin and water: How to avoid dry skin when bathing
- The main factor to consider is the quality of water we bathe in. There are two conditions that generally have a negative effect on our skin. One is the hard water and the other is the chlorine.
They both irritate the skin making it dry and itchy, therefore they have to be eliminated. Now, we know that the chlorine in drinking water cannot be avoided. We can use however a filter to remove it. But if in addition you are living in a region with hard water, you will need a double treatment. Consider looking for a water softener equipped with a water filter that also eliminates the chlorine.
- Use mild soaps based on natural oils with naturally scents if any – Many handmade soaps are suitable, when made with natural, and even better organic ingredients.
** It’s always a good idea to check the ingredients on the products you buy for your skin. I read someplace a statement that I really liked: ” If there are too many things on the label that you cannot understand what they are, don’t buy it” 🙂
- Don’t rub your body too hard and too often with rough things like loofah or harsh bath cloths.
- Use a body moisturizer lotion after bathing, preferably one with as few artificial chemical ingredients as possible.