Dry Skin

Dry skin lacks moisture, which can leave it dull and more prone to wrinkles, skin conditions and allergic reactions. Skin components including lipids and proteins form a barrier to lock in moisture, and if these are damaged, moisture evaporates, and skin becomes dry.

Your skin needs extra moisture to help strengthen and replenish its protective barrier. Look for hydrating friendly products that gently cleanse and nourish your skin's natural moisture.

Take special care of your skin in hot, cold or windy weather to prevent it from getting chapped or irritated.

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Facts about dry skin


Although usually more prevalent during the winter/colder months, dry skin can affect you all year round.


Dryness is a problem caused by environmental factors such as the sun, pollution and humidity, and in some cases, genetics.


Dry skin is not the same as dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is when the body lacks water whereas dry skin is a skin type.


The best way to treat dry skin is to have a consistent routine and moisturise all year round. Although drinking water always helps, for those who suffer from very dry skin, using products designed to treat it is essential.

Your routine

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First step

As the seasons' change, it's important to update your routine to better suit your environment. Using water-based lotions in the summer and oil-based thicker creams in the winter will help combat dry skin.

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Second step

Drink 8 glasses of water a day. This will help to naturally hydrate your skin while flushing out toxins, keeping it supple, maintaining pH balance, and evening out your skin tone.

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Third step

Use gentle soap-free products and avoid long hot showers. It may also help to wear clothing made from natural fibres such as cotton and silk, and avoid polyester, nylon and other synthetic materials. This will help to avoid chafing and itchiness and allow your skin to breathe.