x Eve Woman Wellness Readers Lounge Leisure and Travel My Man Bridal Health Relationships Parenting About Us Digital News Videos Opinions Cartoons Education E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise BULK SMS E-Learning Digger Classified The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS
Login ×
BTV
VAS
DCX
RMS

What could be causing your dry skin

Skin Care - By Esther Muchene | December 6th 2020 at 10:05:00 GMT +0300
With all the flaunting flawless skin, you might end up feeling ugly (Shutterstock)

Dry skin is very common and maybe our lifestyle could be responsible for this.

We all want baby soft skin that glows with no acne or blackhead in sight. But, oh well, life is what it is and sometimes our skin just doesn’t want to cooperate.

With all the models showing off their flawless skin, you might end up feeling ugly but the truth is, makeup and filters are real so don’t stress yourself about it.

Dry skin is not only found on the face but can be in any part of the body. It may not be permanent but sometimes it might be a serious genetic issue.

We look at some of the things you need to know that could be responsible for your dry skin.

i.Dehydration

Water is responsible for hydrating our skin and making sure we get rid of harmful toxins. For that reason, you need to consume at least the recommended 8-10 glasses of water daily to ensure that both your body and skin are well hydrated.

  1. READ MORE
  2. 1. Make-up artist explains why you should never keep all of your cosmetics in a bag
  3. 2. El Chapo’s former beauty queen wife faces life in jail for 'running drug empire'
  4. 3. Woman shares 'game-changing' method to apply mascara - and it looks like false lashes
  5. 4. Quick tips on how to deal with blackheads

If you don’t like the taste of plain water you can add a piece of lemon or berries to alter the taste.

ii.Not moisturizing

It’s important to moisturize your skin on a daily basis. Apply a generous amount of moisturizer all over your body after taking a shower. This will ensure that your skin is well moisturized and prevent development of any dry patches.

Remember to use a moisturizer that is suitable for your skin type.

iii.Being exposed to extreme heat

Being exposed to high temperatures can cause your skin to get dry. In extremely hot conditions you end up losing a lot of moisture through sweating which can make your skin dry.

Make sure to use your sunscreen on a daily basis to prevent effects of your skin being exposed to too sun.

iv.Genetics

We all know that we inherit genetic traits from our family and dry skin might be one of those things we inherited. It’s important to establish if this is the cause of your dry skin or the dry patches you are experiencing. If you find out that some of your family members are exposed to this, then don’t worry about it. You can consult your dermatologist for a permanent solution.

v.Being exposed to harsh chemicals

No matter the marketing gimmicks some of these beauty companies push, not all products are good for your skin. Some contain harmful chemicals that can cause your skin to dry up. Make sure you read the ingredients in the products before purchasing. Before you buy anything find out if it indeed does what it says.

vi.Hard water

Hard water can prevent the absorption of moisture in the skin. Make sure to use a proper water softener which will filter out the components hardening the water which are responsible for drying out your skin. Most salty water is hard water so look out for this.

Read 1 Comments

Top Stories

Five secrets you shouldn’t tell your partner
Girl Talk - By Esther Muchene


Four skills good parents have
Parenting - By Esther Muchene


Six reasons why you could still be single
Girl Talk - By Lolita Bunde


4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina


7 Benefits of using eggs for facial treatment
Skin Care - By Naomi Mruttu


Seven natural alternatives for black hair dye
Hair - By Renee Wesonga


Confessions: Old flame is tempting me to finish my eight-year marriage
Readers Lounge - By The Mirror


4 ways you can treat a vaginal itch at home
Health - By Wanja Mbuthia


4 ways to break a soul tie
Relationships - By Jennifer Karina


Six ways to keep your child safe from pornographic content on the internet
Parenteen - By Wanja Mbuthia


Latest Stories

Quick tips on how to deal with blackheads
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


Five acne myths to stop believing
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


Five cleansing mistakes you are probably making
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


How to take care of your skin without using skincare products
Skin Care - By Lolita Bunde


Six things you need to know about bum acne
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


Causes of breakouts on various parts of your face
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


How to prevent dry hands with constant washing and sanitizing
Skin Care - By Audrey Masitsa


Six things to do for clearer skin
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


Five common causes of adult acne and what to do about them
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


How to care for oily skin
Skin Care - By Esther Muchene


Stay Ahead!

Access premium content only available
to our subscribers.

Or Login With Your Standard Account
Support independent journalism

Please enter your email address to continue

Support independent journalism
×
Create An Account
Support independent journalism
I have an account Log in
Reset Password
Support independent journalism
Log in