Characteristics Dry skin loses moisture easily and has a lower sebum production, specifically after using face wash. People with dry skin suffer from flakiness, redness mild inflammation and sometimes itchiness as the protective oils low. Weather changes, vitamin deficiencies, sunlight exposure all contribute to dryness.
Recommended skincare Deeply nourishing and moisturising products are essential that rebuild and replenish the skin barrier. Perfume-free skincare can also be beneficial as the skin may be sensitised from the lack of moisture. Skincare containing aloe vera, glycerin and hyaluronic acid are great ingredients for dry skin. Oils are also great at sealing moisture and providing the skin with nutrients.
Tip! Water dries skin, so using gentle toners and cleansing milks can be beneficial to keep moisture levels intact. A gentle exfoliating mask 1-2 times a week will remove dead skin cells and will minimise build up of flakiness.