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Dry Skin Acne

Dry skin acne is most often a problem in the winter months. This is because the condition is due to low levels or extreme loss of the skin’s natural moisture content. You can easily keep your skin smooth and free of acne and other blemishes through natural methods alone. Apart from environmental conditions and hormones, acne can also be caused by food sensitivities or bad digestion

Dry Skin and Acne Treatment

If you suffer from both dry skin and acne there are some simple guidelines that you need to follow.
•    Hot showers and baths reduce the moisture levels in your skin and must be avoided. Frequently bathing and washing removes the natural oils from your skin making it drier. It is therefore best that you have either a cold or lukewarm water shower and make it a point to use a moisturizer soon after your bath.
•    As mentioned earlier dry skin is problematic in the winter months due to the loss of moisturizer and this can be countered through the use of moisturizers. This however does not mean that the summer months are likely to be problem free. If you live in an area where the summer months are hot and dry, your skin will lose moisture rapidly. In a region with a tropical climate, with the increased humidity levels your skin is likely to absorb moisture better, but in addition to this, heat and sweat softens the pores making it easier for bacteria to thrive, making you more susceptible to skin infection. It would therefore be a good idea to use retinoids on a daily basis. Retinoids are a category of compounds, chemically related to Vitamin A, that have come to play an important role in medicine because of their regulating effect on certain cell growth. Use retinoids in moderation and always follow up with a moisturizing cream as they tend to leave the skin dehydrated.

•    Cleanse your skin every morning with an oil free toner to remove residue of any lotions or makeup. Avoid rubbing your face, instead tap it lightly and apply a hydrating moisturizer that can be sprayed.

•    Repeat this routine in the evening and follow it by exfoliating. Exfoliating helps with the removal of flakes and scales that are left on your skin. Exfoliating creams are easily available at almost all stores.
Apart from these basic guidelines there are also some natural home remedies for dry skin acne that you can try out. Baking soda can be made into a paste with water and used effectively to exfoliate your skin. You can also use a facial masque made of egg whites as they are rich in protein and help soften and heal your skin. Tea tree oil is also known to be beneficial for dry skin acne problems.