Dry skin or dehydrated skin?
Dry skin is skin that’s lacking in oil. Dehydrated skinis skin lacking in moisture in the outermost layer of the epidermis.
Dry Skin is more common in winter time, it can be itchy, red and scaly and gets worse with ageing. As people get older, the number of sebaceous glands that give out a type of oil in the skin are reduced, this influences the skin’s ability to hold moisture.
One of the biggest consequences of dry skin is an increase in sensitivity, as dry skin is a precursor to sensitized skin. When skin is dry, it’s depleted of its natural protective lipid barrier. This lowers skin’s defenses against environmental assaults that can cause a sensitized response in skin, such as itching and redness.
Over-use of soap and water, a dry, warm indoor climate, excessive sunbathing and other environmental effects such as strong winds have a great influence on how dry the skin can become.
Some Tips for Dry Skin.
·Dab skin dry – don’t rub.
Apply a moisturizer such as Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance, while skin is still a little damp. Intensive Moisture Balance is an ultra-rich phytonutrient moisturizer designed to combat dry skin and reduce the signs of premature aging. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour. It hydrates, improves elasticity and is an antioxidant defence cream.
Air your home, and turn down the heating.
Avoid too much sun, excessive exposure can cause dry skin, premature ageing and skin cancer. It is important to wear an SPF everyday such as Dermalogica Solar Defence Booster. Solar Defence is a sunscreen supplement specifically formulated to add full spectrum protection to your favorite moisturizer or make-up. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour, and is SPF30.
It is also important to exfoliate the skin regularly to avoid congestion with dead skin cells. Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant can be used on all skin types. This unique Rice-based enzyme powder microfoliates dulling debris and instantly leaves skin noticeably smoother and brighter. Contains no artificial fragrance or colour.
Dermalogica has an extensive range of products to help the conditions of dry and sensitized skin. Speak to your skin professional at Beauty Haven for advice.