If your facial skin feels and looks rough and dry, take steps to improve it now. Dry skin can develop on your face for a number of reasons, including from the facial cleansers you use each day. Although most commercial cleansers remove dirt and bacteria from your skin, they contain harsh chemicals that strip the moisture from your face. Here's why commercial cleansers dry out your skin and what you can do to stop it.
Why Is the Skin on Your Chin and Jawline Dry?
Commercial cleansers generally contain sodium lauryl sulfate. Although sodium lauryl sulfate is used in a variety of cosmetic and beauty products, the chemical can dry out your skin because it acts as a detergent. Detergents can strip the oils from your skin when you use it on a daily basis. The lack of moisture in your face can make your skin feel sore, itchy and rough.
In addition, when sodium lauryl sulfate mixes with other chemicals, it can become toxic to your skin cells. If this happens, your skin cells can't regenerate fast enough to protect your skin, which makes it vulnerable to infections and other hazards.
Instead of using products that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, moisturize your face with warm water and vitamin E oil.
Why Should You Use Vitamin E?
Vitamin E contains antioxidants that fight free radicals in your skin. Free radicals develop when the molecules in your cells change from healthy to abnormal. In order to grow and develop, the bad cells bond with the healthy cells in your skin. Without the protection of healthy cells, the skin in your face loses its elasticity and moisture. Vitamin E improves the condition of your dry facial skin by helping your cells regenerate. Healthy cells can resist the damaging effects of free radicals better than weakened cells.
In addition, vitamin E helps your blood circulate through your skin and boosts your immune system. If your dry facial skin cracks or opens up, it can allow bacteria to enter your bloodstream and overwhelm your immune system. Your immune system may lose its ability to fight the free radicals in your skin and body.
Finally, the vitamin E oil forms a protective shield over the surfaces of your skin. This shield prevents moisture from escaping your skin, which gives it time to heal.
To use vitamin E oil to moisturize and heal your facial skin:
- Wet your face with warm water.
- Dab one drop of oil on your cheeks, chin and forehead, and gently massage the oil into your skin for 10 minutes.
- Pat your skin with a soft towel to remove the excess oil.
It's a good idea that you moisturize your face every night for the best results. Wash your face in the morning with an all-natural cleanser that contains vitamin E, coconut oil and aloe.
For more tips or advice about your dry skin, contact a dermatologist in your area.