There are five types of skin namely normal, dry, oily, sensitive, and combination. Each kind of skin has its own set of problems. Thus, each skin needs special treatment. Let us take dry skin for example. This kind of skin tends to be rough and less moisturized. They often look lifeless and in winter, they tend to crack.
To keep the skin well hydrated you need to use a good moisturizer and drink good amounts of water. It is not necessary to use a face wash because this will make the skin even dryer.
While using a moisturizer or cream, make sure it is oil based. This will restore the balance of oil to some extent. But you have to make a habit of using cream all the time. All well known brands have special creams for dry skin. Go for a good brand.
Before buying the cream, apply a small quantity on your skin and see how you feel. This test will help you to find the right one for your skin.
You can also make some good moisturizing creams at home. One very effective moisturizing cream is the mixture of apricot kernel oil, almond oil (sweet one) and avocado oil. Take three tablespoon of each of these ingredients and mix them well. Apply it every night before going to bed. Wash it off in the morning.
If you are looking for something that is high in protein then I have just the thing for you. Mix the yolk of an egg with one cup of whole milk. Mix it well and then apply it on the skin. Store the mixture in a glass container in the freezer.
If you do not have the time to make the creams then you have the natural oil that come in handy. You can use either almond oil or olive oil. Just massage the oil on your face before going to bed.
This oil contains a good amount of Vitamin E that is beneficial to the skin. But make sure you wash it off in the morning. Other than that, you can also use any baby oil. That will help as well. Even though these are oils, they work as a moisturizing cream for dry skin.
The underlying message is to keep the skin well hydrated. Use the creams and enjoy healthy skin.