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 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 your body it also removes its natural skin oil. However, this doesn’t mean that you don’t have to bathe to keep your skin moist and hydrated.
Dry skin and water: How to avoid dry skin when bathing
- Take your baths and showers with warm water, just enough to feel comfortable, but not too hot.
- 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.
But as important as the soaps and lotions are, one of the main factors in keeping our skin healthy and beautiful is the quality of water we use for bating and showering.