My skin is dry - what can I do?
March 16, 2021
2 min read
Your skin tissues are made up of water, proteins, and fats. When your skin losses water or fats, it becomes rough, itchy, and dry.
Ideally, your skin produces just enough sebum and has just enough water in its tissues to stay glowy and plump. However, disruptions can occur.
Eliminate skin-drying agents
Caffeine and alcohol can deplete your skin of water by speeding up kidney function, causing your body to excrete more water than it should.
Some people who eat a high sugar diet may also experience dry skin when they consume large amounts of carbohydrates, as these foods spike blood sugar levels. High blood sugar levels pull moisture from the skin.
Chlorinated water can also dry up your skin. Chlorine doesn’t kill only the harmful bacteria in the water, but it also kills the good bacteria residing on your skin. Besides, chlorine may strip away the protective layer of sebum on your skin.
Increase your skin’s natural capacity to retain water.
Hyaluronic acid is a molecule responsible for keeping connective tissues, bones, and skin moisturised. One molecule of hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water. Unfortunately, topical hyaluronic acid isn’t sufficient, as it can’t penetrate deep into your skin. So you look for a triple hyaluronic serum like HA Intensifier by SkinCeuticals This has the ability to penetrate deeper in to the skin.
Along with applying hyaluronic acid topically, you can encourage your own body’s hyaluronic acid production by drinking bone broth. Leafy greens and certain fruits also contain hyaluronic acid, though in lesser amounts.
Look also for ingredients like Omegas use topically and also include in your diet. Triple lipid restore by SkinCeuticals is an excellent cream to address the symptoms of dry skin. KCeutic by Dermaceutic is another great option.
Read the labels of your soaps and shower gels
Most personal hygiene products manufactured nowadays are stripped of glycerin, an ingredient that prevents your skin from drying up. Most personal hygiene products substitute high-quality fats for synthetic ingredients that are cheaper and have a longer shelf life.
When buying soaps and other personal hygiene products, look for brands that use fats, glycerine, aloevera and natural fragrances from plant extracts instead of artificial sources.
Avoid fabric softeners and strongly scented washing powders.
Yope organic personal care products, produce less lather so are very gentle for use on people suffering from dry skin. They leave the skin clean without harming the moisture barrier.
How dry skin is treated
Although everyone’s skin gets dry sometimes, symptoms such as flakiness, cracks in the skin, and bleeding could indicate an underlying condition such as eczema or psoriasis. Keep your skin well moisturised. Avoid very hot water. Protect from extreme weather conditions.
Skinade is a science backed skincare drink which contains good quality skin friendly ingredients that are absorbed well, due to the fact that they come in a liquid formulation.
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