Skin’s prone to dryness lack softness and suppleness; dryness is often a source of tightness and discomfort. Dry skin is categorised by thin, often dull skin with a refined texture and tight pores, often prone to flakiness, and dry itch. Those with a dry Skin Instant suffer from a significant reduction in moisture levels as well as a lack of intracellular lipids in the epidermis and an impaired hydrolipidic film or barrier function.
Heredity: due to certain skin conditions (atpoic eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis), the skin can become rough, course to the touch and can peel in an abnormal manner.
Age: the reduced secretion of sebum and sweat increases water loss through evaporation.
Medication: certain medications can alter the skins ability to maintain its hydrolipic barrier function and decrease sebum
Aggressive Skincare: ingredients like alcohol, detergent/foaming soaps and retinols can strip the skin of oils exacerbating dry Skin Instants
External attack: lack of water in the epidermis and the alteration of the hydrolipidic film on the surface can be caused by heat or dry cold, soaps which are too detergent, prolonged or repeated contact with water. Skin prones to dryness is essentially dehydrated also.
Rebuild the hydrolipidic film/barrier function
Increase water concentration in the skin
Reduce skins water loss through evaporation
Protect, nourish and cushion the epidermis
Do not cleanse the skin with hard water and harsh foaming agents
Do not use alcohol or retinols
Cleanse the face with a nourishing cleansing milk
Use moisturising treatment serums with collagen and hyaluronic acid
Apply a re-lipidating and nourishing creme on a daily basis
Use a finishing serum with humectants to protect the skin and cushion against environmental aggressions
Use a moisture mist/spritz throughout the day to alleviate feelings of tightness
Use a specific nourishing mask twice a week to plump out fine lines and enhance the resilience of the epidermis against the harmful effects of the environment