One of our biggest skin problems is dryness, or dry patches. When you’re wondering why, no matter what products you’re using to moisturise, your skin is partial to a bit of flakiness, here are the three big reasons that could be causing your skin havoc:
Fragrance has a tendency to irritate dry skin or make it worse, so avoid deodorants and skin care products that are filled with fragrance. Check ingredients labels for the word fragrance. Body lotions and creams are common items that may do more harm than good when packed with perfumes. Look for formulas that contain ingredients like honey and vanilla, and bean-based butters like cocoa and shea, for hydration that coats skin in delicious, nondrying scents.
Soaps — Nothing strips skin of moisture faster than cleansing, so carefully choosing face washes, body washes, and laundry detergents is essential for keeping skin moist. Stay away from harsh detergents — and even fabric softeners — if you have dry skin. Instead, look for gentle laundry soaps and use a mild soap.
Genetics — Chalk it up to another thing you can blame on your mom and dad: Researchers now say that dry skin can be inherited. Experts at the University of Dundee, in Scotland, have found that mutations in genes that control the production of the protein filaggrin, which plays a role in forming and hydrating the skin barrier, can cause several skin conditions. People with these mutations suffer drier skin and have a greater chance of developing eczema.
If you’ve always had dry skin, or if it runs in your family, it’s essential that you’re diligent with daily moisturisation. Look for ceramides and lipids in moisturizers, which help build and reinforce the skin barrier.
Guinot Baume NutriLogic — Nourishing Body Balm is a gentle and soothing body balm. This balm helps to nurture the skin with lipids and essential fatty acids. Leaves skin feeling soft, supple and hydrated. It is ideal for hard to treat areas like elbows and knees and perfect for dry skin.
Features & Benefits:
- Soothes and softens skin.
- Nourishes skin with lipids and essential fatty acids.
- Skin feels supple and hydrated.
- Improves skin’s resiliency.
How to use:
Apply Guinot Baume NutriLogic to body, concentrating on areas of dryness.
Shea Butter, Sweet Almond, Pro Ceramides, Liposkin.