If your skin is feeling tight, itchy or inflamed, flaky or even showing signs of cracking, dryness may be to blame. Dry skin is a common problem but why does it happen?
Dry Winter Skin
The colder months of the year can be brutal on your skin. Outdoors, the wind dries it out and indoors its battered by artificial heating. The key is to increase the use of your moisturiser daily, and possibly look at a moisturiser that offers stronger hydration with more emolients for the cooler months.
Frequent hot showers and baths can lead to dry skin. Cooler or lukewarm showers even just a few times a week can help to keep your skin hydrated and help your hair stay strong and shiny.
Overwashing can especially be problematic for your hands. When you do clean your hands, avoid harsh soaps and if you are working with wet things, such as washing dishes be sure to apply a moisturiser afterward.
Maturing skin needs some extra assistance when it comes to avoiding dryness. Anti Ageing serums such as Boost Your Youth can rejuvenate dry skin whilst also boosting the production of collagen and elastin.
While they are powerful at combating acne, certain anti acne medications can also cause dry skin. Ensure you are using an oil free moisturiser in partnership with anti acne medications, like our citrus based moisturiser Hydrate Your Skin.