Dry skin can be a frustrating and uncomfortable condition to deal with, and there are plenty of myths out there about what causes it and how to treat it. In this blog post, we'll debunk four of the biggest myths about dry skin.
Myth #1: Dry skin is caused by not drinking enough water.
While drinking plenty of water is important for overall health, it's a myth that not drinking enough water directly causes dry skin. In fact, dry skin is usually caused by a combination of factors, including genetics, harsh skincare products, and environmental factors like cold weather and low humidity.
Myth #2: Hot showers and baths are good for dry skin.
While a hot shower or bath may feel great in the moment, it can actually make dry skin worse. Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it even drier and more irritated. Instead, try taking shorter, lukewarm showers, and make sure to moisturize your skin immediately after.
Myth #3: Exfoliating is bad for dry skin.
While it's true that some exfoliating products can be too harsh for dry skin, gentle exfoliation can actually be beneficial. Exfoliating helps remove dead skin cells and allows moisturizers to penetrate more deeply. Look for a gentle exfoliating product, like a chemical exfoliant with AHAs or BHAs, and only use it once or twice a week.
Myth #4: Oil-based products are bad for dry skin.
It's a common myth that people with dry skin should avoid oil-based products, but in reality, they can be incredibly beneficial. Oils like jojoba, argan, and rosehip can help nourish and hydrate dry skin, and they're often less irritating than traditional moisturizers. Look for products specifically designed for dry skin that contain natural oils.
Don’t believe everything you hear about dry skin! Remember that everyone’s skin is different, and what works for one person may not work for another, so don’t be afraid to experiment with different skincare products.
Instead of following myths and misconceptions, focus on using gentle, hydrating products and avoiding harsh ingredients that can further irritate your skin – we recommend PAUME’s Hydrate Trio, which includes our Probiotic Hand Balm, All-in-One Cuticle & Nail Cream, and Overnight Hydration Gloves!With the right approach, you can help soothe and nourish your dry skin and keep it looking and feeling healthy and comfortable. Visit our website to learn more about your unique skin and how PAUME is here to lend a helping hand.