As autumn sets in each year, dry skin becomes a popular topic. The onset of colder weather and central heating being switched back on, can leave skin feeling drier and tighter. Of course, if you have a dry skin type, then this affects you all year round, so that’s why we have created some simple tips below to combat dry skin.
What is dry skin?
Dry skin is classified as skin that appears dull, flaky with dry patches, fine lines and tight pores. You may find your skin feels tight and itchy. Dry skin struggles to retain water in its uppermost layers to keep it looking and feeling healthily hydrated.
Dry skin is a type, not to be confused with dehydrated skin, a state that occurs when the body lacks water. Dehydrated skin can affect anyone, even those with oily skin, and commonly manifests in dullness and fine lines.
What causes dry skin?
Unfortunately, if you tend to suffer from dry skin there are many situations that can make it worse. Central heating is a big culprit as it heats the air, removing the moisture which increases the water loss from the skin. Colder weather can also have an effect on dry skin, which is why this time of year can see many people suffering from dry skin and not only dry skin types.
The best skincare for dry skin…
There is so much you can do to help ease dry skin! Check out some of our top tips below.
When cleansing your skin, we recommend the Revitalising Cleanser as it gently cleanses without stripping or drying the skin. Packed full of Grapeseed Oil & Green Tea Extract that act as antioxidants protecting the skin against environmental damage whilst anti-inflammatory Chamomile calms, soothes and reduces redness.
Regular, gentle exfoliation will also help to gently buff away dead skin cells on the surface and help to leave skin looking brighter. It also helps the products applied afterwards to penetrate and absorb more effectively. Check out the Revitalising Facial Exfoliator as it is packed full of moisturising Shea Butter and Vitamin E to smooth and polish the skins complexion without stripping and aggravating skin.
A great pick me up for dry skin is the Revitalising Toner. This is a great multi-use product as it not only revitalises and refreshes the skin, but the Vitamin C also helps to hydrate, increasing the skin’s ability to retain moisture and leaves skin calm and soothed. Anti-inflammatory, soothing Cucumber and Pro Vitamin B5 heals and deeply moisturises skin.
When it comes to keeping skin hydrated and moisturised, there are a few products that can help. The Revitalising Day Moisturiser with SPF30 is a triple action advanced moisturiser packed full of nutrients to protect and hydrate even the most sensitive skin. Botanical B Glucans & Pentavitin™ provide instant and long-lasting hydration that locks in moisture for 12 hours. Antioxidant Aloe Vera helps to repair and soothe dry and sensitive skin, whilst encapsulated SPF30 provides UV protection.
If you suffer from ageing, dry and sensitive skin then the Advanced Time Delay Day Cream SPF30 helps to boost skins moisture levels throughout the day, whilst fighting signs of aging. Containing SKINICIAN’s unique Regenacall™, HydraAdvance™, along with Vitamin E and the holy grail Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate and protect whilst encapsulated SPF30 protects from UV rays.
Advanced Restoring Night Cream increases production of collagen and elastin whilst you sleep, plumping and firming the skin. Clinically proven Regenacall™, Botanical B-Glucans and Vitamin E hydrate and protect leaving your skin looking hydrated and younger.
A great way to give skin an instant hit of hydration is the Revitalising Repair Mask which is a creamy face mask that helps to dramatically reduce inflammation, calm skin, restore radiance and repair damage caused by the environment and free radicals. Shea butter promotes healing of the skin’s barrier function, hydrating, soothing and calming skin to promote radiance. This mask can be used two to three times per week and really helps to leave dull, tired skin look glowing.
Let’s not forget the eyes. The Ageless Peptide Eye Complex is a powerful eye cream which instantly hydrates the eye area, whilst reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Packed with Hyaluronic Spherical Technology to instantly fill lines and wrinkles, Dermapep™ to stimulate collage production and Vitamin C to brighten skin and increase collagen production.
There are lots of amazing SKINICIAN products you can use to help reduce the appearance of dry skin! Why not book yourself into a SKINICIAN salon for a professional facial? The experts will be able to help target and treat your specific concerns, guaranteeing maximum results.