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How To Fix Dry Patches On Your Face

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We all know the importance of a good CTM routine but sometimes—despite your best efforts—dry skin patches refuse to go away. Here are the five things you should do to make sure your skin stays smooth, soft and flake-free that go beyond just slathering on your regular moisturizer.

The five best ways to fix dry patchy skin on your face.

  • Steps to treat dry skin patches

    1. Protect Your Face From The Elements

    You cover your arms and legs but your poor face is exposed to the elements 24/7. All that wind, dust and sunlight causes wear and tear. Therefore, it’s vital that you choose a CTM that works for your skin type and if you’re prone to dry patches, choose a rich, ultra-nourishing moisturizer at night so that your skin can drink up all that moisture overnight.  We recommend Olay Regenerist Advanced Anti-Ageing Revitalising Night Skin Cream + Hydration Skin Cream Moisturizer, a day and night combo pack, or It's Skin Caviar Double Effect Cream. to help you treat dry patches on face.

  • 2. Don't Over-Cleanse

    Wondering how to treat dry patches on face? Most women are too diligent about cleansing their faces and end up rubbing too vigorously or using products that are too harsh. Look out for ingredients in cleansers such as BHAs or AHAs that can over-dry skin and stick to formulas that are labelled creamy and hydrating like O3+ Deep Concern 1Hydrating Moisture Cleanser Dry Combination Skin or Fabindia Avocado Face Wash.

    Steps to treat dry patches on face- Don’t over cleanse
  • Steps to treat dry skin patches on face- don’t over exfoliate

    3. Don't Over-Exfoliate

    When dry patches first show up, the natural instinct is to buff them off by exfoliating over them. This, however, can worsen the problem. Exfoliating works by sloughing off the top, dead layer of your skin but this fresh layer is also exposed to the same environment that made your skin dry and dull in the first place. Over time, skin starts thinning and becoming even drier. Limit exfoliation to no more than once every fortnight and use a very mild formula like St. Ives Radiant Skin Pink Lemon & Mandarin Orange Scrub or MCaffeine Naked & Raw Coffee Face Scrub.

  • 4. Treat Problem Spots

    Some parts of your face—the cheeks or chin—are more prone to dryness because of lower concentrations of sebaceous or oil glands.  Just using your regular night or day cream may not be enough to get the job done. You could try using a thin coating of Vaseline Aloe Fresh Petroleum Jelly over your regular serum to seal in moisture on these areas. Pure Olive oil like Soulflower Coldpressed Olive Carrier Oil is also a great moisturizer and can be used by all skin types safely.

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