Hey you may have dry skin to very dry skin
Dry to very dry skin lacks moisture, which can leave it dull, flaky and more prone to wrinkles, skin conditions and allergic reactions. Skin components including lipids and proteins form a barrier to lock in moisture, and if these are damaged, moisture evaporates, and skin becomes dry.
Your skin needs extra moisture to help strengthen and replenish its protective barrier. Look for hydrating friendly products that gently cleanse and nourish your skin's natural moisture.
Take special care in hot, cold or windy weather to prevent it from getting chapped or irritated.
City life can leave very dry skin dull. Boost your skin’s natural defenses by moisturising deeply and cleansing carefully. Apply SPF and choose products with antioxidant properties.
Being exposed to central heating can dry out the inner and outer layers of skin. Deep moisturising can help keep your skin in optimal condition.
Smoking intensifies the symptoms of dry skin as moisture is harder to retain. It accelerates aging, wrinkles and fine lines and increases sensitivity to UV rays.
Drinking water is essential for overall health, and specifically for hydrating our skin. We recommend drinking adequate amounts of water daily to keep your skin healthy from the inside, out.
Be sure to remove all traces of make-up daily, and thoroughly cleanse and moisturise your skin, avoiding harsh products than can disturb its natural balance and barriers, or cause irritation.
Facts about dry skin
Although usually more prevalent during the winter/colder months, dry skin can affect you all year round.
Dryness is a problem caused by environmental factors such as the sun, pollution and humidity, and in some cases, genetics.
Dry skin is not the same as dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is when the body lacks water whereas dry skin is a skin type.
The best way to treat dry skin is to have a consistent routine and moisturise all year round. Although drinking water always helps, for those who suffer from very dry skin, using products designed to treat it is essential.