Flaky, scaly and itchy, does this describe your skin? Do you feel like your skin is constantly craving hydration? If this sounds like you, then you likely have dry skin. It’s time for another installment of our Skin Profiles and today we’re discussing the ins and outs of dry skin and how to help provide it with more moisture!
For those with dry skin it is usually the result of under-active sebaceous glands that produce the oil which lubricates and moisturizes the skin. Although you don’t want to have you’re skin being overly oily, your skin needs oils to keep it healthy, hydrated and protected. Moisture in your skin has the ability to evaporate but the oil on your skin helps hold the moisture and stop it from evaporating. Due to the lack of oils, dry skin can become coarse, tight, dull in color, and can often lead to fine lines and wrinkles appearing earlier than they should! Beyond just your oil production, you can develop dry skin from many different factors! Skin can become dry from over exposure to sun and wind, harsh soaps, poor diet, lack of fluid intake, medication, environmental factors and aging. As you age so does your skin and the body’s renewal begins to slow down. With the decrease in renewal, older skin cells are not replaced as often as they used to be and they can linger on your complexion making your skin appear flaky.
Treating dry skin goes beyond slathering on heaping amounts of moisturizing cream; you will need to incorporate multiple hydrating products into your daily beauty routine. Just as your skin can lose moisture and become dry you can add moisture and help restore it to a healthy state! Using a mild, soap-free cleanser is very important prevent stripping away the oils that you do have and causing your skin to become even drier. The Hydra Dew® Gentle Cleansing Mousse is ideal for dry skin because it helps wash away make-up and daily debris without disturbing the skin’s natural protective barrier. It contains Codium Tomentosum, a super hydrating seaweed that is known to help increase moisture by 50% long term and it also helps nourish and provide powerful antioxidant benefits. With dry skin you will of course need a fabulous moisturizer and the Hydra Dew® Moisturizing Day Cream is ideal as it helps repair and restore moisture. This cream is rich in Marine Moisture Factor from seaweed which helps restore the skins natural hydro-lipid layer. It also helps to boost intercellular moisture and ensures long-term hydration. Natural oils of sunflower, sesame and almond provide antioxidant protection while Water Lily and the Amino Acid, Proline helps reduce stress and reinforce the skin’s natural defenses. This fantastic moisturizer will help your skin feel soft and hydrated all day long!
To really give your skin an intense boost of moisture you can apply the Hydra Dew® Illuminating Cream Mask before bed and it will work overnight to help bring moisture and balance to your complexion. This deep acting moisture formula, rich in Marine Moisture Factor from seaweed also contains Water Lily and the Amino Acid, Proline to help reduce redness and irritation. Your skin will be transformed from dry and dull to dewy and beautiful! Expert tip – you can also layer this over the Hydra Dew® Moisturizing Day Cream on your cheeks and brow bones; natural light reflecting minerals help skin look beautiful illuminated under any light!
Having trouble with your dry skin? Tell us about it in the comments below!