Dry skin on your face can be a worry. One of the problems of having a long winter, like in parts of northern Europe is that skin really gets a hammering from the elements. This is when skin is at risk of drying and dehydration. So what do you do? To help heal dry skin and prevent its return, dermatologists at American Academy of Dermatology recommend the following:
Prevent baths and showers from making dry skin worse. When your skin is dry, be sure to:
- Close the bathroom door
- Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes
- Use warm rather than hot water
- Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser
- Apply enough cleanser to remove dirt and oil, but avoid using so much that you see a thick lather
- Blot your skin gently dry with a towel
- Slather on the moisturizer immediately after drying your skin
Apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Ointments, creams, and lotions (moisturizers) work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need to apply a moisturizer within few minutes of:
- Drying off after a shower or bath
- Washing your face or hands
When it comes to using a moisturiser for really dry skin, we recommend La Biosthetique Douceur Restructurante — Care Cream Very Dry and Sensitive Skin is a face cream naturally and gently relaxes slightly dry, sensitive skin.
This offers relaxation for sensitive skin, with optimum care and repair properties. Douceur Restructurante calms sensitive skin with plant lipids, phytosterols combined with panthenol, medical white oil and Vitamin E. Aftercare with Douceur Restructurante, the sensitive skin is relaxed and instantly calmed because all repair aids are absolutely irritant-free. The secret of the formulation lies in the liquid crystal, lamellar gel network which is directly modelled on the structure of the skin. This ensures that the effect of Douceur Restructurante lasts for a long time on the skin. A truly relaxing product for sensitive skin. This little beauty miracle results in a clear, relaxed complexion – and is completely preservative-free.
In the morning and evening, evenly apply Douceur Restructurante daily after cleansing to face, neck and décolleté.
- Phytosterols: calm and soothe the annoying itchiness.
- Panthenol: boosts the moisture-binding capacity.
- Vitamin E derivative: intensive protection against cell damage by free radicals.
- Medical white oil: protection against external irritants.