When dealing with dry skin, our first instinct is often to apply the thickest cream and hope for the best.
In truth, this could do more harm than good to your skin!
Although it is particularly common in the winter months when the humidity is the lowest, dry skin can appear all year round.
In summer, air conditioning, sunlight, salt water and chlorine can lead to scaly, firm skin.
The warmer weather can also cause your skin to dry out from the inside out. Therefore, it is especially important to increase fluid intake when you are on vacation or live in a hot country.
That said, drinking gallons of water is not a panacea for really dry skin that loses moisture because its protective barrier is not working properly.
If you drink about 2 liters of water daily (in addition to consuming water-rich foods such as cucumbers and watermelons), the essential functions of the skin are retained, but this is the biggest difference with dehydrated and non-dry skin, skin.
Oily creams are not only uncomfortable to use, they can also lead to congestion and breakouts if your skin is more dehydrated than dry.
Avoid heavy ingredients such as silicone and mineral oils in favor of moisturizers that actively support the natural barrier of the skin.
Our moisturizing day cream Avocado & Jojoba contains jojoba oil, which is similar in composition to the natural oils of the skin, and plenty of water to ensure long-lasting hydration without a greasy or suffocating feeling.
Although a peeling with a hard peeling can damage the skin barrier, this exacerbates the dryness. If you skip the peeling altogether, your skin care will no longer work effectively.
A peel once or twice a week with a gentle peel like our Kukui & Jojoba Bead Skin Brightening Exfoliator helps remove dead skin cells so that other products can sink in properly.
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