How To Get Rid of Flaky Skin

By Subodh / August 5, 2014

That everyone wants to look beautiful and attractive is stating the (boring) obvious. “How” is the tricky part. Your skin plays a very important part in making you look beautiful and elegant. If the skin is not healthy you will not look beautiful no matter how hard you try. This is the reason why it is very important to take care of your skin all the time. Some people have naturally beautiful skin and therefore they don’t have to take much care of it. However, there are some people who have some skin issues and it is important for them to maintain the health of the skin to keep it looking beautiful and vital. One common skin problem is the dryness or the flakiness. If your skin is flaky too, there are many ways to get rid of it. Here are some of them.

Drink Water Abundantly To Keep Your Skin Hydrated

drink water

Dry skin is the result of lack of moisture. Therefore, the first thing you should do is start drinking lots of water to keep the skin hydrated and moist. Drinking lots of water means drinking several liters in a day. The more you drink the better your skin will become. The question is – how much is too much? You can drink up to 6-7 liters of water every day and it will not harm you in any way. However, it is not possible for all the people to drink this much water on a regular basis. But you should try and drink at least 3-4 liters daily if you have dry or flaky skin. Skin flakiness will get reduced considerably by drinking ample amount of water. But do not expect instant results. You will see the difference in 2-3 weeks after regular drinking of good amount of water every day. If you are not used to drinking water in such quantity, you will find it difficult initially. But with time you will get used to it. In fact, you will start loving the way drinking water will impact your overall health. You will start feeling more energetic and healthy. Water does not only hydrate your skin it also helps detoxify your body.

Use A Proper Face Wash Meant For Flaky or Dry Skin

Face Washing

There are several types of face washes available in the market. But you need to make sure that you choose the one which is meant especially for dry skin. If you use the face wash meant for the moist skin, your skin will become even flakier. While buying the face wash, make sure you check the label and buy the one which is for dry skin. Using the dry skin face wash will help give the needed moisture to the skin. But you also need to make sure that you wash your face with the face wash at least 5-6 times a day. Regular washing of your face will keep it hydrated and you will be able to get rid of flakiness after some time. Don’t wash your face neither with cold water or hot water. Instead, use lukewarm water to wash your face whenever possible. Also, if you have a flaky skin, make sure that you don’t rub your face dry after washing it. Always pat it dry.

Use The Moisturizer Generously

face moisturizer

Dry skin needs moisture and it can be best supplied to the skin pores by the moisturizers. Therefore, make sure that you are regularly applying moisturizer to your face. It is highly recommended that you apply the moisturizer right after washing your face. Therefore, you may need to carry a moisturizer and face wash with you all the time. Flaky skin is a special condition and you will need to make special efforts to keep it healthy.

Try a Dry Skin Cleanser

Skin Cleanser

There are several types of cleansers in the market but you should buy the one which is especially made for dry skin. Sometimes cleanser can work better than the face wash or the soap. Cleanser can penetrate deeper in the pores and provide necessary nutrients to the skin cells.

Consult a Dermatologist

dermatologist

There are many ways to get rid of the flaky skin using self-remedies. However, if none of the remedies are working and the flakiness of the skin is not going, then it is better that you stop using them and consult a dermatologist. The face washes and the moisturizers are made for general use but your skin may have a certain condition which may require customized remedy. Only a dermatologist will be able to tell what special treatment is required for your skin. There are some medicated moisturizers and face washes available that can help you immensely in getting rid of the flaky skin. But these items can only be recommended by a dermatologist and they may not be available over the counter.