6 Skincare tips for dry skin in Nigeria:all you have to know about dry skin and solutions

Do you have dry skin? Don’t worry here is skincare tips for dry skin in Nigeria and it applies to everyone with dry skin in every part of the world.

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Having dry skin is something that can be tasking and annoying, how? Dry skin can make you look dull, dry, and flaky, acne-prone, and textured. According to dermatologists, dry skin can bleed, flake, and itch. Dry skin can also make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable to the owner. So why should you go through all this when something could be done to keep it glowing, fresh, and supple?

I understand how it can be when you have to love your skin today and hate it tomorrow. Well, that’s why I have decided to give you some tips that will help you overcome that tight-looking and dull skin with some skincare products and also enhancing your skincare routine.

What are the causes of dry skin?Skincare tips for dry skin in Nigeria

Dry skin (xerdais) can happen when the skin lacks water and a decrease in oil glands that can help the skin maintain itself, remain hydrated, soft, and supple.

The skin at most times needs water to keep it running and functioning properly and prevent harmful substances from entering the body. It stops micros like bacteria and viruses from penetrating the skin.

A lot of things can cause dry skin and some are health conditions while the remaining is caused by the environment. Let’s take a look at the environmental causes of dry skin.

  • Taking a long and hot shower
  • Using harsh cleaning products
  • Living in a dry climate
  • Getting used to heat
  • Wearing harsh deodorants and beauty products

And many times, dry skin can be caused by some health conditions, and these are the conditions below.

  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Eczema
  • HIV
  • Anorexia
  • Medications

And dry skin has different symptoms on the skin

  • cause singling sensation
  • Crack in skin
  • Rough skin texture
  • Flaky skin
  • Peeling skin
  • Wrinkled and loose skin

Having dry skin can be mild and could be a cause of concern that needs serious medical attention at times too, at either condition, it Is advisable to keep the skin hydrated and supple at all times.

A recent study conducted by the American Academy of Dermatology Association made it known that dry skin can be very alarming to some people and would need prompt medical attention and this include:

  • People that live in cold climates
  • People that smoke
  • People that have their hands in the water too often like nurses and hairdressers

Remedies for dry skin in Nigeria and other parts of the world

For people I have seen and known to have dry skin, they kept their skincare routine simple by using;

  1. Makeup remover
  2. Face wash
  3. moisturizer
  4. oil

Yea it works effectively for them, but not to full stretch so we try to make some changes and add some more products to their skincare routine and that’s when they improved it by adding 3 more products to have perfect and dewy skin.

They now made it look like;

  1. makeup remover
  2. face wash
  3. toner
  4. serum
  5. moisturizer
  6. TBA

Though the best advice to overcome dry and flaky skin is to keep the body hydrated by drinking lots of water, and improving on your skincare routine. Trust me, that’s the biggest advice that I will give anyone with dry skin, though there are some safety tips that you should know too. First, let us get to see how your skincare routine should look like.

,1.wash your skin with mild and warm water

You wouldn’t want to strip your skin off the essential oils that will keep it dewy and smooth and that is why you should go for lukewarm water instead of hot water. Get a mild soap and gently wash your face with it and rinse it with lukewarm water.

2.Make use of a micellar water cleanser

I have always made it known in my post that you should get to know your skin before buying a product. But don’t worry I have the best cleanser for your skin type.

Skincare tips for dry skin in Nigeria
Image source: Jumia.

Micellar water is formulated to get rid of dirt, oils under the skin, unclog pores and completely remove dead skin cells and makeup residues on the skin.

This cleanser is formulated for all skin types and it works just fine.

All you have to do is find a face wipe and add some cleansers to it, and then gently wipe it across your face. When the skin seems dry and sensitive over time I will advise that you use this cleanser to soothe your skin.

3.Make sure to exfoliate once a week

Do you know why your skin looks dull and flaky? It is because dead skin cells have been locking on your face. So what should you do? Simple find an exfoliator like Face scrub and watch out for how it reacts on your skin and go for Loreal Paris pure-sugar nourish and soften face scrub. It will make your skin look smoother, dewy, and more comfortable.

4.Don’t slack on moisturizing

Moisturizing is for everyone regardless of your skin color or skin type. All that matters is that does with dry skin should follow up with moisturizing after coming out of the shower.

Read Also: 10 Best moisturizers for light skin.

As much as you drink water, it is also mandatory to use a cream, ointment in the day and night as said by AAD.

The truth is that ointments and cream are better moisturizers for people with dry skin and they are more effective than lotions and before you buy your moisturizer, I will suggest that you look out for ingredients like;

  • Glycerine
  • Jojoba oil
  • Dimethicone
  • Lactic acid
  • Lanolin
  • Hyaluronic acid
  • Shea butter
  • Mineral oil and petrolatum.

I have done the work for you I strongly recommend cerave AM facial moisturizing lotion with sunscreen 3 FI OZ and Vanicream moisturizing with pump white fragrance free,16 ounce. They are formulated with most of the listed above and make sure that you apply more moisturizer to your skin after taking your bath.

5.Always wear a sunscreen product

Whatever your skin type and color, you should always wear a sunscreen product with SPF 30 and SPF 15 if your skin is darker.

Read Also: All you need to know about sunburn and sunscreen.

When you are directly exposed to the sun, there are some damages your skin is exposed to like; sunburn, dark patches, wrinkles, premature aging of the skin, and even cancer.

FDA(Food and drugs Administration) made it known that it is not even about wearing a sunscreen product alone, you should try as much as possible to stay away from the sun, seek shades, and re-apply your sunscreen product every hour you spend in the sun.

Read Also: Ways to treat sunburn naturally.

My advice to you is; don’t step out of the house if you don’t wear a sunscreen product. Rub it into your face 10 minutes before stepping out and don’t forget to take it along with you.


If your skin tends to be acne-prone, textured, or breakout, a toner will be great on the skin. it works just like an exfoliator it will remove dead skin cells, eradicate every unwanted oil under the skin that could lead to horrible breakouts, and eventually smoothen out the skin. it can be used every day to clear up textured on the skin and eradicate horrible acne.

Conclusion on skincare tips for dry skin in Nigeria 

Hey don’t freak out, dry skin is a normal and common skin condition and it happens to a lot of people that their skin does not get the moisture it needs to function at its best. Although dry skin comes with discomfort and if not caused by health issues, it will be caused by environmental factors.

And most of the time, people get rid of those itchy, dull, flaky, and painfully dry skin with a simple skincare routine like the one mentioned above.

But if it does not improve after following the above stated, I will advise that you promptly visit a doctor and get a long-lasting or permanent solution.

Over to you

How do you find the skincare tips for dry skin In Nigeria and other parts of the world? How do you manage your dry skin? What are the causes of your dry skin and what ways do you curb dryness and have supple, hydrated, blemish-free, and glowing skin.

Kindly put it in the comment section and let us rub minds together.

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