You expect dry skin on certain parts of your face, of course – perhaps on the forehead, or around the cheeks – but dry skin around the nose? That’s a bit unfair, isn’t it? How to get rid of dry skin around nose, if you have it, is probably on the forefront of your mind – so let’s help find the answers to this question.
Why Do You Get Dry Skin Around Your Nose?
There are a lot of factors which cause dry skin around the nose:
- Lack of hydration. Drinking plenty of water (it is recommended that we all drink around 2 litres of water per day) is one of the very best things you can do for your skin. It won’t make an instant difference, but drinking enough over time will have a very beneficial effect on your skin.
- Bathing in hot water. Although it is relaxing and enjoyable, taking baths or showers that are on the volcanic side of warm can actually make your skin dry out.
- Weather. Sadly this is not something that we can do anything to change, but it may be comforting to know that the weather has an effect on your skin, and it is not because you are not cleansing or moisturising enough!
- Having a cold. This is a temporary cause of dry skin which is brought about by the friction of wiping your nose a lot, but it can still cause dry skin and be uncomfortable and unsightly!
- Age. Again, not something you can change, but it is a fact that as we get older our skin tends to get thinner and loses moisture, which can contribute to dry skin.
- Skin type. You may just be more susceptible to dry skin because of your skin type – learning about your skin and what keeps it looking and feeling its tip top best will help you deal with this issue.
- Stress. Stress is a big factor in how healthy your skin is, so it is important to make sure that you allow some time for relaxation, maybe a spot of meditation or some mindfulness, to keep your mind as healthy as your skin.
How To Get Rid Of Dry Skin Around Nose
You can, thankfully, deal with the skin issues that cause dry skin around nose, and none of these options are especially expensive or time consuming.
The first thing you should ensure that you are doing is to use gentle cleansers. Anything you put on your skin, especially the skin on the face, should be free from harsh chemicals, alcohol, and excessive perfumes or fragrances. These things can all contribute hugely to dry skin around the nose.
If you don’t have one in your house already, consider using a humidifier. It may be that the air in your house is drying out your skin – this is especially true if you have central heating, which can cause havoc with the skin.
You should ensure that you are moisturising regularly. Along with a good diet and plenty of water, which which help your skin from the inside out, you can apply topical creams which will help deal with dryness too.
For the health of your whole body, as well as your skin, make sure you drink enough water. Keeping hydrated is one of the best ways to avoid getting dry skin, as well as dealing with the dry skin that already exists.
Make sure you have a good diet. Plenty of fresh fruits and veg, healthy fats and carbohydrates, make up the foundation of a good diet that will keep your body – and you skin – healthy.
Wearing sunscreen is imperative for your skin’s health, and especially for dry skin as the sun’s rays can dry it out even further.
The winter can also play havoc with your skin and can be very drying, so protect your skin in winter as well as summer. This may mean changing your skincare routine slightly, but it will help deal with any problem dry patches.
Here is a useful video with hints and tips on how to remove dry skin around nose:
Best Products To Use For Dry Skin Around Nose
The skin on the face is sensitive, and should be treated with care. You may find that the skin around your nose is even more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your face, and especially if you are already experiencing dry skin around the nose then you will need to take even more care with your skin care products.
The best things of all include moisturisers which are oil free and easily absorbed. This means that your skin will get the moisture it desperately needs, without the risk of any further irritation or dryness.
Hyalauronic acid is becoming more and more popular as an ingredient in moisturisers, as it is highly moisturising, while at the same time being an extremely gentle product.
A somewhat old fashioned ingredient, Glycerin is making a comeback in our facial care regime. It is a humectant, which means it holds on to moisture and can transfer this to your skin.
A cream that contains Niacinamide will help your dry spots, while at the same time preventing too much oil production, which can cause spots and pimples.
When moisturising the dry skin around your nose, make sure that you also pay attention to your whole face. It’s no good having a smooth, dry skin free area around your nose and having dry spots pop up over the rest of your face!
Dry skin around the nose can be unsightly, and can really dent your confidence. It can also affect how smoothly your make up goes on, and can make you feel self conscious and uncomfortable. You don’t have to live with this for the rest of time! Follow our tips to moisturise this problem area, and keep the dry skin at bay.