The Tucson weather is rough on the skin. Whenever you live in a climate with a lack of humidity, you might notice your skin is a little bit different. This can be annoying, especially for those with sensitive skin to begin with.
However, we at Greentoes have the solution for skincare in dry climates.
Simply put, dry skin is the result of when your skin does not retain enough moisture. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Skin tends to be driest in winter when temperatures and humidity levels plummet.”
“The season may not matter as much if you live in desert regions,” Mayo Clinic concludes.
You could even have naturally oily skin and at higher altitudes or warmer, drier climates develop drier skin. And if you are already prone to dry skin, genetically or otherwise, you could face worsening symptoms.
Symptoms Of Dry Skin
If you experience any of these symptoms:
- Peeling, shedding skin
- Cracks and possibly bleeding skin
- Itchy skin
- Prone to skin infections like swelling, discoloration, or crusts
- Wrinkled with a gritty, loose texture
- Rough flaking skin
- Skin that is painful (it might sting or burn) and feels raw
Then you are experiencing dry skin.
But you have options for treatment.
Dry Skin Treatment Options
First, let’s look at some things you can change in your environment. The first one will probably be hard on many. There is nothing like a hot, steamy shower after a long day to reduce stress. Unfortunately, those showers can dry your skin and strip your skin of vital oils. Instead, try showers with lukewarm water instead and follow that up with applying moisturizer from head to toe to prevent a loss of moisture
Next, invest in a humidifier. These can help indoors in drier climates. By putting out water vapor, it adds moisture back into the air. This will help stop transepidermal water loss and mitigate dry skin.
Then there is one that not too many think about, household products. Certain cleaning products, even shampoos, contain harsh chemicals that might dry out the skin. They can trigger dermatitis. That is flaky, itchy, and red skin. Be careful about which chemicals you use and their ingredients. Avoid using those containing these chemicals; if you cannot, you may want to consider using gloves when using them.
After that, let’s look at some skincare treatments. Avoid using soapy or foamy cleansers if you have dry skin. Instead, look at trying something that is hydrating. Something that is hydrating like a milk-based cleanser is far better for your skin.
To address the problem of water loss, try using facial oils. Facial oils lock in hydration and moisture. Greentoes has an entire line of facial oils available.
A rich mask is an excellent choice. These masks can improve hydration while helping the skin to appear tight and firm while revitalizing the skin’s appearance.
Finally, if dry skin results from climate, you will want to invest in body oil. You can put the body oil in your hands and generously apply it to your body or mix them in your favorite moisturizer and apply it that way.
The bottom line is you have options, and Greentoes in Tucson can help you do what is best for your skin.
We cannot choose where we live usually, however we can choose how we take care of our skin. Greentoes in Tucson can help.