How to treat dry skin on face?

When it comes to skincare, dry skin can be one of the most frustrating conditions to deal with. It’s flaky, dull, and feels like sandpaper whenever you try putting makeup over it. Let’s face it, nobody wants to have parched skin that looks like a desert landscape.

But alas! Don’t lose hope; this guide will tell you everything there is to know about treating dry skin on your face. From identifying causes and symptoms to some great [remedies], we’ve got you covered!

What Causes Dryness?

Dry skin on the face can come from various factors ranging from environmental changes (like cold air or low humidity) to your daily routine (using harsh soaps). Here are some common culprits:

Hydration Issues

Dehydration is a common cause of dry facial skin. Not drinking enough water can make your epidermis appear crepey and more prone to aging signs such as wrinkles or fine lines.


Sudden fluctuations in temperature could take an immense toll on our overall health specifically our delicate dermal terrain. Exposure to harsh weather creates small cracks in the outer layer of our skin leading dehydration ultimately causing dry patches.

Harsh Soaps

Some soap has high levels of alkaline which breaks down oil needed by your derma for sufficient moisture content causing dehydrated/flaky top layers.

What’s worse? Using abrasive products alongside these detergents|soaps makes matters even worse by chafing pores creating inflammation whose aftermath includes leaving corrosive grains inside sebaceous gland ducts thereby triggering acne complications.


Having itchiness, flakiness, redness plus feeling tightness around cheeks/chin probably indicates having xerosis cutis- commonly known as dermatitis X 【 1 】a medical condition characterized by rough brown/grey white plaques or raised bumps with excessive dryness 【 2 】 . Other Signs that you are kicking signs of Xerosis include:

  • Visible fine lines
  • Dull skin tone
  • Rough texture/texture change

How to Treat Dry Skin on the Face?

It is often said in facial care, prevention beats treatment. If you can just identify the factors causing dry skin and take measures accordingly then it will reduce your chances of needing expensive therapy. Some tips to treat parched dermis during everyday life:

Use a Gentle Cleanser

Most traditional soap brands contain ingredients that dehydrate our skin such as sulfates while alcohol-based cleaners strip away oily protective layers thereby fomenting dryness 【3】. Opt for non-comedogenic or fragrance-free suits especially from hypoallergenic labels.

Watch Your Baths

Long baths provide temporary relaxation after hard work but they come with a price tag; stripping off natural oils enveloping pores – this triggers xerosing【4】the water evaporates conducting moisture depletion causing clinical dehydration and greyish top layer formation.Rotating between hot and cold showers has been found helpful by most people.

Some important points to note when taking showers:

1) Reduce Time Spent Bathing Don’t spend over 20 minutes in any shower session.

2) Don’t use hot water.
Remember not to shock your complexions by using extremely high-pressure shower heads which end up blasting out delicate epidermal fibers

3) Moisturize Immediately After Showering
After beaming yourself up with droplets ensure you immediately apply an adequate amount of moisturizer While pores are still damp since products, get absorbed quicker before getting subsequently locked within stratum corneum barriers walled by dead epithelial cues acting as obstacles against further evaporation leading comically back towards square one( drying parchments).

Invest in Humidifiers

Heaters, air conditioners, and other gadgets can stimulate dryness by distributing the background moisture leaving only parched particles for our skin to thrive on. Humidifiers help balance levels of humidity and alleviate symptoms such as itchy eyes, post-nasal dripping,dehydration e.t.c

Don’t Forget to Wear Sunscreen

Sunburns are a total no-no when trying to prevent xerosing so avoid getting too much sun exposure

Add Some Essential Fatty Acids in Your Diet

Increase level liquid consumption; specifically water since omega-3 fatty acids(not common|unheard of lipids) aid dermal cell regulation helping maintain proper hydration 【5】.

Some foods that contain the highest concentration of these good lipids:
– Flaxseeds
– Chia seeds
– Walnuts


So there you have it! A comprehensive guide with practical tips for [remedying] your dry facial skin woes. Just remember not every technique will work simultaneously – this is because people’s complexions react differently making different techniques more effective than others but over time using these measures will stop you looking like an ancient Keebler Elf with cracked up cheeks!

【 1 】: Link:

【 2 】: Note : Xerosis Cutis (Dermatitis X)

【 3 ] : Different detergents could lead to contact dermatitis/source hyperlink?

【4】 : Another Acronym For Dry Skin/More Information About ‘Xerosing’?source_link?

【5】Omega three increasing Liquid Consumption Source link/Citation/ study published?

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