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, microbiome friendly products that gently cleanse and moisturise by locking in your skin's natural moisture while boosting it's defences.

Take special care in hot, cold or windy weather to prevent it from getting chapped or irritated.

I live in a city

City life can leave very dry skin dull, sore and irritated. Boost your skin’s natural defenses by moisturising deeply and cleansing carefully. Apply SPF and choose products with antioxidant properties.

I am exposed to central heating or air-conditioning

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 and reduce flaking and itchiness.

I am a regular smoker

Smoking intensifies the symptoms of dry skin as moisture is harder to retain. It accelerates aging, wrinkles and fine lines, intensifies scarring and pigmentation and increases sensitivity to UV rays.

I drink less than 8 glasses of water a day

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.

I wear make-up every day

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.

Your routine

First step

As the seasons' change, it's important to update your routine to better suit your environment. Using water-based lotions in the summer and oil-based thicker creams in the winter will help combat dry skin.

Second step

Drink 8 glasses of water a day. This will help to naturally hydrate your skin while flushing out toxins, keeping it supple, maintaining pH balance, and evening out your skin tone.

Third step

Use gentle soap-free products and avoid long hot showers. Try microbiome friendly products that don't strip your skin of its natural protective barrier. This will boost your skin's defences and lock in natural moisture making it feel more resilient and hydrated. It may also help to wear clothing made from natural fibres such as cotton and silk, and avoid polyester, nylon and other synthetic materials. This will help to avoid chafing and itchiness and allow your skin to breathe.