Different Types of Facials for Dry Skin

by Emily McBride
(last updated August 25, 2017)

Facials can help your skin look its best. Read more to find out about what types of facials are best for dry skin. When many of us think of facials, we think of a woman with a white face and cucumbers covering her eyes. Facials may seem like a frivolous waste of time and money, but in reality, they are very important in improving and maintaining your skin. They can help control your acne, get rid of blackheads, exfoliate away dead skin, reduce puffiness, and keep skin looking fresh and healthy. Also, taking the time to relax during a facial can help you better control your stress.

Facials can especially be beneficial if you have dry skin. Not only is dry skin uncomfortable and itchy, but it often looks scaly and flaky as well. Facials can help your skin to receive some of the moisture that it's lacking.

There are two main ways you can get facials: you can either go to a spa or an aesthetician, or you can give yourself a facial at home. Going to a spa costs a significant amount more than giving yourself a facial, but it can also be a nice treat to yourself. If you go to a spa, they should give you a facial that is appropriate for your dry skin. There are many different options for facials at a spa, but the two that should help your dry skin the most are collagen facials and galvanic facials.

If you are doing a facial at home, you can either use a store-bought facial mask, or make one yourself. Before beginning the mask, make sure you wash your face and remove all make-up and dirt. If you are using a store-bought facial mask, make sure you purchase one that is meant for dry skin. Follow the manufacturer's directions. If you would rather create your own facial mask, type "homemade facial mask for dry skin" in your web browser. You will have many different recipes and options to choose from. Many ingredients can even be found at home, such as oatmeal and honey.

If you have dry skin, you need to take care of your face in specific ways besides getting facials. Make sure you are washing your face twice a day with facial soap created for dry skin, and moisturizing daily with moisturizer created for dry skin. Your skin will also be healthier if you are taking vitamins, eating a balanced diet, drinking plenty of water, getting enough sleep, and wearing sunscreen when you are in the sun. If you are still having problems with your dry skin, consult a dermatologist.

Author Bio

Emily McBride

A senior majoring in English and editing at BYU, Emily hopes to enter the field of professional editing upon graduation. Emily has done humanitarian work in Africa and studied in London. She enjoys blogging, foreign films, and playing the piano. ...

MORE FROM EMILY

Menopause Symptoms

You've probably heard of or experienced some of the dreaded symptoms of menopause, but what exactly are they? Read on for ...

Discover More

Obesity Diseases

Not only can obesity make you uncomfortable with how you feel and look, but it can also cause other serious diseases. Read on ...

Discover More

The Best Eye Shadow for Blue Eyes

Ready to make your baby blues "pop"? With some simple guidance, you can find the best eye shadows for your blue eyes.

Discover More
More Beauty Tips

Reducing Stretch Marks

While stretch marks will not completely go away, there is still some hope. With a little knowledge and time those ugly ...

Discover More

Skincare for Men

Men need to take care of their skin to keep it moisturized and healthy. A few simple steps can get great results and will ...

Discover More

Dry Skin Care

Dry skin can be difficult to deal with, but a few remedies can help it stay moist. Your skin will feel so smooth, the only ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 6Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 3 + 8?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Receive an e-mail several times each week with a featured beauty tip. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)