The Ultimate Guide For Dry Skin

What Causes Skin Dryness?
Like all skin types, dry skin is genetic. It is characterized by an inadequate supply of and lipids. Without these essential materials, the skin loses its ability to produce and retain sufficient moisture. On the surface, this deficiency presents as dry, flaky skin and a lackluster complexion.
 

             

The skin also becomes thinner and drier with age. Over time, the skin’s stores of hyaluronic acid diminish as a result of the body’s natural aging processes. This naturally-occurring substance, which attracts and retains moisture, is crucial for keeping skin soft and supple.

"Dry skin" is often confused with dehydration, but they are really quite different. While dehydration is preventable and easily treated, dry skin is a skin type that requires ongoing care to maintain. You may be stuck with dry skin, but the right skin care routine can make a world of difference.


Warm not Hot

When you turn the temperature up too high and wash off with hot water, this can strip your skin of essential oils, which can cause it to feel drier. That’s why it’s prudent to make the switch to rinsing in lukewarm water. Do so when you’re cleansing your complexion as well as when you’re in the shower.

So bring down the temperature and don't linger too long. We recommend short, warm showers or baths that last no longer than 5 to 10 minutes. Afterward, gently pat dry and moisturize your body.

 

Winter is coming

             

Dry winter air also adds to skin dryness. During winter months, there is less moisture in the air, which causes the moisture in your skin to evaporate more quickly. To compensate, Harvard Health recommends using a humidifier and setting it to around 60%, which is sufficient to replenish lost moisture in your skin’s top layer.

 

Shave Smartly.

Shaving can irritate dry skin. As you shave unwanted hair, you're also scraping off natural oils. The best time to shave is after you shower, cause hairs are softer and more pliable after bathing, making shaving easier.

Always use a shaving cream or gel, and shave in the direction the hair is growing to protect your skin.

Make sure the razor is sharp. A dull razor blade can cause additional irritation. Change your razor blades often. If you are using a blade you've used before, soak it in rubbing alcohol to clean it.


Look for organic Ingredients

               

Like extreme temperatures, harsh cosmetic ingredients can impact the skin’s moisture barrier, causing dryness and irritation. To protect your skin, avoid products that include chemical ingredients like parabens, petrolatum, mineral oils, propylene glycol or sodium lauryl sulfate. We recommend to look for a product that is natural and organic to protect your skin.

 

Apply the moist

Moisturizers are a no-brainer for dry skin care. Oil-based ointments, creams and lotions that are rich in essential fatty acids compensating for dry skin’s lack of oil and lipids. They lubricate the skin’s surface as well as fortify the skin’s moisture barrier, helping to replenish and seal in much-needed moisture.

When you’ve just hopped out of the shower or finished washing your face, don’t towel off is the best time to apply moisturizer is after cleansing, when your skin is still damp.

            

Choose an oil-rich cream that will replenish moisture and repair your skin’s lipid barrier. Our body cream and Body lotion are enriched with cold-pressed coconut oil, cocoa butter and a combination of natural botanical extracts, both are specifically formulated to nourish and moisturize skin, enhance its flexibility and provide long-lasting hydration.