4 Problems Only People With Really Dry Skin Will Understand

4 Problems Only People With Really Dry Skin Will Understand

Is being a human Pikachu a pro or a con?


Most skincare product advertisements mention its usefulness against oily skin, claiming its power against acne and blackheads. Many prefer dry skin and constantly comment on how lucky these people are. But as someone with extremely dry skin, life isn't always easy for us. In fact, here are four of the most annoying cons of having dry skin.

1. Getting static-y simply by moving

If you live in an place with carpet, be ready to constantly have hair stuck to your face and clothes stuck to you. Want to layer two shirts for more warmth in the winter? Do it at your own risk. It's hard to look good when your hair is stuck to your face 24/7 even with layers of lotion and hair oil.

2. Experiencing the Sahara desert on your face every time you use face wash

There are face washes suitable for all skin types, but for dry skin, sometimes the face wash still does not work. It does a great job cleaning the pores and all that, but is it worth the inevitable skin peeling off afterwards? Even with moisturizer, your face still feels like it's falling off every night.

3. Lotioning multiple times a day out of necessity

Ideally, you'd be able to use those scented body lotions from Bath and Body Works or any lotion procured from anywhere. Unfortunately for people with dry skin, just regular lotion is not enough. Even intensively hydrating lotions from regular brands don't work well at all. Instead, we're stuck with more expensive, dermatologist recommended intense-healing-for-extremely-dry-skin products that leave you feeling like you literally had to lather on oil to stay moisturized.

4. Getting shocked on everything

By everything, I mean really, everything. Water faucet? Check. A light switch? Definitely. Who knew it was even possible to get shocked by a computer THROUGH a backpack? Definitely not me before having that happen to me multiple times in a row. Want to wear that cute and warm fuzzy sweater this winter? Rethink that decision my friend, because you'll end up actually generating electricity on everything you touch.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Podcasts are such an integral part of some of our everyday lives that it can be hard to recall a time at which they didn't exist. Podcasts exist on about every single topic, from dating to celebrity gossip and Harry Potter.

Now more than ever, it's likely you're reeling from the news, and (hopefully) wanting to do something about it in order to educate yourself. Podcasts are one of the best ways to get the most up-to-date information in a conversational, personal way from some of today's top educators, scholars, and theorists.

Keep Reading... Show less

Stop Pitying Me Because I'm Single, I'm Very Happy With My Relationship With Myself

I don't need your opinions on why I'm single and you're not. We are two different people.

I'm so happy for my friends when they get into relationships, but that doesn't mean they get to have control over my love life, and that is what bothers me. For the record, I've been in four relationships, one lasting for three years, so I do understand relationships.

Keep Reading... Show less

13 Books About Race Absolutely Every American Should Read, Especially Now

Books about black lives, from classics to new must-reads.

It's likely you are seeing the current state of the world and wanting to do something about it. Whether you're only beginning to or wanting to deepen your understanding of the black experience, these books are precisely where to start.

Some, like Maya Angelou's "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, are classics you've probably heard of, but may not have picked up yet. Others, like Reni Eddo-Lodge's "Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race," are newer hits.

Keep Reading... Show less

What's Coming To And Leaving Netflix In June For Your Summer Viewing Pleasure

Just in time for another your summer binge-watch list.

Paramount Pictures

The first of the month is now here, which means we will be losing some of our Netflix favorites but gaining some new ones.

Here is a list of TV shows and movies we will be losing and gaining on Netflix during June.

Keep Reading... Show less
Politics and Activism

I Was At The Atlanta George Floyd Protests, Here's What It Was Like Before The Violence Started

What started out as a peaceful protest quickly resulted in destruction, with mixed opinions leading narratives on both sides.

When I heard about the protests happening in my city in honor of George Floyd, a black man who was brutally and fatally detained by police in broad daylight, I was conflicted about the best way for me to support a cause that I was passionate about. The senseless killings of people of color in America had been weighing on me, and I was eager for a way to help, to do my part. I wanted to be out on the ground with my community, having our voices heard. However, there was the issue of the coronavirus, a very real and troublesome threat that is still controlling our daily lives.

Keep Reading... Show less
Health and Wellness

If You Can Eat Crap And Stay Thin You Aren't Healthy, You're Lucky

A high metabolism isn't a get-out-of-jail-free card!

Photo by Tarutoa on Unsplash

Everyone has that one friend — the one who eats to their heart's content but never gains an ounce. Meanwhile, you feel like you gain five pounds just stealing a glance at a hamburger! My childhood best friend was like that, much to my chagrin. Anyone who hadn't witnessed her eat might be tempted to say that she was thin because of her diet, but she would sometimes eat a bag of Sour Patch Kids as a "meal." One time, I watched in awe as she chowed down on a "salad" made up of one part romaine lettuce, two parts shredded cheddar cheese, and two parts French dressing — it was nothing more than a red lake of dressing with bits of green and orange debris floating in it. Clearly our definitions of "salad" were quite different, as were our perceptions of a balanced meal.

Keep Reading... Show less

I Started Dating A Guy Before Quarantine, But Now We Rarely Speak Unless I Double-Text

"He's really nice and cute and I like being around him when we see each other, but he's awful at communication."

Each week Swoonie B will give her advice on anonymous topics submitted by readers. Want to Ask Swoonie B something related to dating and relationships? Fill out this form here — it's anonymous.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments