How Do I Keep My Skin From Looking Ashy? - Causes and Solutions

How Do I Keep My Skin From Looking Ashy? - Causes and Solutions


Do you have a problem with ashy skin? Ashy skin can be caused by many different things, such as dehydration, environmental factors, and using the wrong beauty products. In this blog post, we will discuss the causes of ashy skin and how to use Beauty By Earth products to solve the problem. We will also provide some tips on how to prevent your skin from looking ashy in the future.


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What Causes Ashy Skin?

Dehydration -> Dry Skin

There are many different causes of ashy skin, but the most common cause is dehydration. When your skin is dehydrated, it can't retain moisture and may lead to dry, dull, and flaky skin. So, staying hydrated through drinking water and the right products can improve skin tone tremendously.


Environmental Factors

Ashy skin can also be caused by environmental factors, such as wind and cold weather. If you live in an area with a lot of pollution, that can also contribute to ashy skin. Dry air can also be a factor, especially in the winter. To combat these effects, you can use a humidifier in your home and office to keep the air moist. You should also try to limit your time outdoors when the weather is particularly dry or cold.

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And, we all love hot showers, but this could also be making your skin condition worse. Hot water can irritate dry skin further. So, when you can, take cooler showers and baths.


Wrong Products

And finally, using the wrong beauty products can also cause dry and ashy skin. If you're using products that are too harsh for your skin type, they can strip away natural oils with harsh detergents and leave your skin feeling dry and looking dull. Opt for a natural, more gentle cleanser instead.


Irritated, Itchy Skin, Stripped of Natural Oils? You Could Be Using the Wrong Products

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How to Get Rid of Ashy Skin

So, now that we know what causes ashy skin, let's talk about how to solve the problem.

First, make sure you're drinking enough water.

Dehydration is the most common cause of ashy skin, so you need to make sure you're staying hydrated. Of course, this can be difficult to remember when you're out and about, so get yourself a reusable water bottle.

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Second, keep skin moisturized.

Ashy skin is often caused by dryness, so you need to make sure you're using a moisturizer that will help your skin retain moisture. We recommend our Beauty By Earth Hyaluronic Acid line to soothe dry skin and keep skin moisturized.


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Problem not on your face, but rather on your body? (Especially in places like elbows and knees!) We've got a solution for that too. Add in an exfoliator to your routine to encourage cell turnover and get rid of dead skin cells that can make ashy skin look worse. We recommend our Beauty By Earth Sugar Scrub. Follow it up with one of your favorite body lotions or a moisturizing cream.

Finally, protect your skin from the environment.

Ashy skin is often caused by environmental factors, so you need to make sure you're using products that will protect your skin from the wind and cold weather. We recommend our Beauty By Earth All-Natural Lip balm and our Beauty By Earth Mineral sunscreen lotion to do just that!

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By following these tips, you'll be on your way to nipping ashy, cracked skin in the bud for an overall better skin tone. And if you want to treat dry skin in the future, make sure you're following a skin care routine that's tailored for your specific skin type. (Especially if you have sensitive skin!)



Do you have any tips for getting rid of ashy skin? Let us know in the comments below!

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