Knowing the causes of your dry skin can significantly help you work out how to deal with it. Dry skin is usually caused by a lack of water in the upper layer of the skin called the epidermis. It can cause the skin to feel rough, which can lead to scaling and itching, then the urge to scratch becomes so great, and we cause our skin to feel worse by scratching at it.
Dehydrated skin, whilst we might think it’s the same as dry skin, is actually different. Skin that’s dehydrated is skin that’s lacking it’s natural oils, as opposed to water.
Dry skin can be helped enormously by making sure you’re drinking plenty of water. If you think your skin might be dehydrated rather than dry, it could be because you’re using products that are stripping the skin of its natural oils, such as those that contain alcohol.
Dry skin doesn’t have to make you a slave to the moisturiser and glass of water. Using products designed to nourish the needs of dry skin, like our gentle cream cleanser and day and night time moisturiser, will help to make caring for dry skin a breeze.
Having a skincare consultation with a skin specialist will be helpful for you to ascertain what could be causing your acne and how you could go about managing it or even clearing it up for good.
Our skincare consultant Josie Walsh, offers skin consultations. If you are interested in booking one, please enter your email address in the box below.