What you’re taking:
Medicines can affect your skins hydration due to high dosages or strong ingredients. Medications for acne can particularly dry your skin out and cause irritation.
To combat this kind of skin dryness, make some small changes in your diet for a big difference. Foods like avocado and pomegranate hydrate for smoother, more nourished skin. Also ensure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day.
An intensive moisturiser can also help, we recommend the Hydro Dynamic Ultimate Moisture to give your skin a rich, nourishing treatment.
It’s an age thing:
As we get older, our skin can become drier than usual. After 30, we start to lose elasticity in the skin and sebum production slows down, making it prone to dryness and other signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles. Ageing is inevitable, and although we can’t make it stop completely, we can help slow it down.
Your drying techniques:
You may be conscious of what you’re washing your face with and the products you’re applying, but have you ever thought about how you’re drying your skin off after? Using dry, scratchy towels can cause dryness and irritate the skin. Invest in some soft, good quality towels, your skin will thank you for it!
The way you use your towel can also affect the skin; always use patting motions when drying yourself instead of harsh, dragging motions which can aggravate and stretch the skin.
For those of us who work in an office, all the dry air can be punishing on our skin, and we need to take precautions to hydrate and nourish our skin. Air conditioning and heaters used in winter are punishing on your skin and can cause dryness and itchiness. When it’s chilly, try not to blast the heater but instead put on another layer of clothing. Otherwise, a humidifier while you sleep can help restore moisture to the air to prevent dry skin.