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.
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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