Dry Skin

Your skin tenses fast and feels irritated? Then you belong to the people with dry skin. You can learn how to best take care of your dry skin here.

What does dry skin actually mean?

Dry spots and a tense feeling

Dry skin manifests itself mainly through tightness or dry patches. This makes your skin feel rough and sometimes itchy. Feelings of tension or dry patches can occur at any time. For example, this can happen during cold weather or after a long sunbath. However, this does not necessarily mean that you have dry skin. Only if the mentioned characteristics are persistent, you have dry or even very dry skin. Unlike normal skin, in dry skin the natural oil and moisture regulation of the skin is disturbed. In fact, as the years go by, our skin loses more and more moisture. This is due to the natural aging process, which causes the production of various substances to slow down. If you already suffer from dry skin at a young age, it is important to use a good moisturizer. Otherwise, the aging process of your skin may accelerate.

What causes dry skin?

Dry skin can have very different reasons. If you usually tend to have normal skin and dry patches appear only occasionally, external influences such as heat, cold or sun rays are usually to blame. 

But if your skin is permanently tight and flaky, there are usually different reasons for it. The sebaceous and sweat glands, which are located in the lower layers of the skin, then no longer produce enough fat and water. Their natural protective film has become defective and permeable. External influences such as the sun, cold or bacteria can then easily take their toll.

Reasons for dry skin

Diminished production of sebum and moisture occurs, for example, when you get older, during hormonal fluctuations or stress. Also various medications or the wrong care products can be a trigger. Conventional cosmetics in particular often contain substances that dry out your skin instead of supplying it with moisture. This cannot happen to you with natural cosmetics. These provide your skin with plenty of moisture and support it in rebuilding its natural protective barrier. 

In addition to external factors or incorrect care, dry skin can also simply be hereditary. Especially then, it is important to use a moisturizer on a regular basis. Thus, protecting your skin from moisture loss and helping it stay young longer.

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What care does dry skin need?

Generally, it is still believed that dry skin needs, above all, a lot of moisture. However, this is only part of the truth. Since with dry skin the protective barrier of your skin is disturbed and it is no longer able to store moisture, it also needs fat. Products that are lipid-replenishing ensure that your skin is able to retain moisture better again. Thus, a mixture of oil and moisture is ideal for dry skin. So all you need is a moisturizer with replenishing ingredients. Be careful not to use substances that dry out your skin. These can be found in many conventional cosmetic products. With natural cosmetics you are actually always on the right side, because here no substances such as PEG or PPG are contained. These substances damage your skin barrier and dry it out more and more with regular use. A moisturizer for dry skin can be rich. Especially in the evening, you can use an intensive care or a serum in addition to the cream, which supplies your skin with hydration and has a moisturizing effect. However, you must be careful not to overprotect your skin. The goal is to rebuild your skin's natural protective barrier. The ideal moisturizer will support your skin in its own regeneration process and leave it looking beautifully radiant and plump again.

How can I support my skin additionally?

In the long run, it does your skin no favors if you only treat it externally. Although moisturizing with replenishing properties is important to support your natural protective barrier, that is only part of the battle. How our skin looks is not only related to external influences, but also to internal ones. For example, diet plays a big role in maintaining healthy skin with a beautiful glow. Make sure to eat more foods with beta-carotene (carrots), zinc, vitamin H, and omega-3 and -6 fatty acids. These substances strengthen from within as a natural protective barrier. Also, make sure to drink enough water every day. That doesn't mean that drinking 5 liters of water will fully rehydrate your skin. But too little water is definitely not good for dry skin. Besides that, you should also protect your skin from external influences. Prolonged sunbathing dries out your skin just as much as too much cold or heated air in winter. Therefore, after a long sunbath or in winter, you should pay closer attention to the care of your skin.

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