Skin Dryness Symptoms & Causes & Solutions
The difference between hydrating the skin and moisturizing the skin?
People often confuse between skin hydrating and skin moisturizing. Although they are used synonymously, there is a fundamental difference between the two. The essential difference between them is that moisturizing really focuses on the skin barrier itself. Skin moisturizing products work to seal the water inside the skin across the skin barrier, while hydrating the skin is to increase its water content. Thus, the hydrating products work to hydrate the skin, while the moisturizing products work to retain this moisture, and SkinLab products are hydrating and moisturizing at the same time.
What causes dry skin?
- Maximum temperatures
- Excessive exfoliation
- Aggressive detergents
- Air conditioning
- Take a long shower with hot water
Extremely cold or hot temperatures can damage your skin's natural barrier.
Over-exfoliation can damage your skin's natural moisture barrier. It can be even more harmful if you use harsh and abrasive products while exfoliating your skin.
Alkaline substances such as soaps and acids that have a higher pH should be avoided to maintain the skin barrier
Low humidity due to air conditioning units can affect the health of your skin. Lack of moisture damages the moisture barrier of the skin, making it extremely dry.
Take a long shower with hot water:
Paradoxical as it may sound, prolonged showers in hot water can remove the skin's protective barrier. This can lead to a loss of skin's water content and essential oils that keep your skin hydrated. That is why it is ideal to use lukewarm water while showering.
Symptoms of dry skin:
- Skin Scales
- Skin Irritation
- Dry Mouth
- Puffy Eyes
- Increased Sensitivity
- Dull/dark-looking complexion
- Prominent dark circles and shadows around the eyes
- Appearance of fine lines/wrinkles
How do you moisturize your skin?
- Drink enough water
- Use moisturizing skin care products
- Look for hyaluronic acid in hydrating products
- Pamper your skin with face masks
- Exfoliate regularly
- Sunscreen is a must
Drink enough water:
The first step to hydrating your skin is moisturizing your body. It is recommended to drink at least 8 glasses of water every day. Your body may require more, depending on your daily activities and weight.
Use moisturizing skin care products:
It is recommended to use creams containing water if your skin suffers from dryness. Products that penetrate your skin and deliver hydration are essential if your skin is dehydrated.
Look for hyaluronic acid in hydrating products:
Hyaluronic acid plays an important role in hydrating your skin and maintaining its elasticity. Hyaluronic acid's water-related properties help rejuvenate your skin and also prevent premature signs of aging.
Pamper your skin with face masks:
Face masks are full of moisturizing ingredients. Incorporating a hydrating face mask into your daily skincare regimen will keep your skin healthy and hydrated. It can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.
Exfoliating your skin is important to get rid of dry patches, dead cells, etc. that have accumulated due to lack of moisture. Make sure to exfoliate once every 3-4 days. However, remember not to over-exfoliate because too much exfoliation can destroy the skin's natural barrier, leading to moisture loss.
Sunscreen is a must:
Apply a broad spectrum sunscreen to prevent skin damage from UVA and UVB rays every time you go outside on a sunny day. Exposure to sunlight can dry out your skin, causing it to lose moisture and break down collagen and elastin, which are responsible for its strength and elasticity. This can cause early signs of aging
Many people use SkinLab products as part of a daily beauty regimen to moisturize the skin and to combat aging. To compensate the skin for the loss of water due to these factors, browse through the moisturizing products of Skinlab and give your skin the care it deserves to return to more luster