Dry, bumpy skin is one of the curses of winter. Whether it appears on your upper arms, legs, or just about all over your body, it can look and feel unpleasant. It is notoriously hard to shift but there are some things you can do to prevent it and reduce it once it’s there. Read on for these safe, effective tips on dealing with this common skin complaint.
Exfoliation is very important, but it may feel more comfortable and be more effective to use a salicylic or glycolic acid, rather than using a manual method such as a textured glove. If your skin is sensitive start with exfoliating once or twice a week, before building up.
Don’t moisturize immediately after shaving, as this is when the pores are open and moisturizer can irritate the skin. When you moisturize, try and use a sensitive skin, non-fragranced product as this will soothe skin without causing it to react in any way.
Clean Your Razor
If you’re shaving, make sure your razor is spotless before you use it. It can help to soak it in boiling water before use or use an anti-bacterial wipe to clean it. Shaving disturbs the surface of the skin, and a dirty razor will let debris and dirt get into pores which can cause a bumpy effect.