For young & supple skin

For young & supple skin

Dry skin also known as Xerosis is caused by ageing, genetics, heredity factors, sun damage, lack of hydration and moisture, etc. If left untreated,...

Dry skin also known as Xerosis is caused by ageing, genetics, heredity factors, sun damage, lack of hydration and moisture, etc. If left untreated, dry skin can crack and become infected. Dry skins are vulnerable to early wrinkles with rough, reddish patches. Daily and appropriate care is essential. The secret of a good skin lies in the right kind of care. In dry skins, the oil-producing glands are less active. Seasonal changes also influence the skin. A dry skin lacks both oil and moisture.

Moisture: It is most important to dry skin. It helps to keep the skin soft, smooth and supple. In fact, habitual lack of moisture can lead to visible ageing signs on the skin, like lines, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and firmness. When skin is properly moisturised, it is able to naturally exfoliate the built-up dead skin, which allows younger skin to reveal itself and help a well-formulated moisturiser absorb better.

Hydration: Normal hydration also allows skin to preserve and sustain the natural substances it relies on to keep it healthy-looking and visibly protected from negative environmental influences. There are various natural ingredients, which provides moisturising to skin.

Coconut oil: It contains saturated fatty acids that have emollient properties which significantly improves skin hydration and increase the number of lipids on the outer parts of the skin making it smooth and soft.

Oatmeal bath: Oatmeal extracts contain anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties which can treat dry skin. It can be used by adding powdered oatmeal to a bath or using creams that contain oatmeal to hydrate dry skin.

Protect the skin from moisture-loss due to sun exposure. Apply a sunscreen, before going out in the sun.

Nourishment: It is imperative for dry skin, as it not only lubricates the skin, but helps it to hold moisture better. It also softens the skin. After cleansing at night, apply nourishing cream on face and massage it with upward and outward movements, for 3 to 4 minutes. Wipe off excess cream with moist cotton wool before bedtime. The skin around the eyes is thin and delicate. It acquires lines and wrinkles easily. Apply an under-eye cream wipe it off after 15 minutes, with moist cotton wool. Or, daily apply pure almond oil sparingly and massage lightly, using only the ring finger, for one minute under each eye. Massage in one direction only.

The skin on the lips is also thin and lacks oil producing glands. It becomes dry and chaps easily. After cleansing, apply almond oil or almond cream on the lips daily and leave it on all night. Sun-protective lip balms are also useful. For skin on the body, arms and legs, apply warm sesame seed oil before bath, massaging it into the skin. Use a mild glycerin soap. Immediately after your bath, apply a body lotion while the skin is still damp. This helps to seal in moisture.

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