" Product layering is extremely good for dry skin; instantly nourishes and keeps your skin supple, soft and healthy all year round."
With age, your skin tends to be drier, nevertheless, dry skin is a common skin problem across all ages. Dry skin causes tightness, itchiness and flakiness. Although it isn't usually a serious condition, it can be very uncomfortable to have dry skin. What causes dry skin?
The Common Causes of Dry Skin
The sebum production is controlled by testosterone hormone. Men produce ten times or even higher testosterone than women. This is the reason why men tend to have oilier skin than women. With age, the production of testosterone in both men and women declines. As a result, the older people get, the drier their skin is.
Due to hormonal changes, menopausal and post-menopausal women often suffer from skin dehydration, dryness, pigmentation and lack of radiance. The production of collagen, elastin and other skin components in the body are decreased during and after menopause. It weakens the skin barrier and makes skin more prone to damage and ageing.
To strengthen the skin barrier function, mix 4 to 6 drops of Bio-Renewal Face Oil or Chamomile & Cacay Oil and a small amount of moisturising cream in your palm, then gently massage into the skin all over the face and neck. This method of application will instantly comfort dry skin and lessen the appearance of wrinkles, lines and other signs of ageing.
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Poor eating habits and not drinking enough water can cause dehydration and make your skin look dry. It is very important to make sure that you have a balanced diet and drink plenty of water everyday.
3. External Factors
Cold temperature and low humidity can dry out your skin. More people suffer from dry skin in winter. Regular shaving and harsh chemicals in skincare products can dry out your skin too. Benzoyl Peroxide (found in some acne medications) strip away the natural moisture and weaken the barrier function of your skin.
Children and adults who are affected by eczema and psoriasis often suffer from dry skin. When you suffer from cold or flu, your skin also tends to be drier than usual.
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How to Care for Dry Skin
1. Eat Healthy Fats
Healthy fats are good for your body and skin. Some fatty foods help improve the skin condition from within such as:
- Fatty fish, known as the best source of omega 3 fatty acids. Omega 3 6 9 fatty acids help nourish your skin and strengthen its barrier function.
- Avocado. Rich in healthy fats, avocado helps keep your skin supple.
- Nuts. Like avocado, nuts contain healthy fats and vitamin E that help protect your skin from dryness and environmental damage.
2. Drink Water Frequently Throughout The Day
It is equally important for your body and skin that you drink enough water and frequently throughout the day. Women need at least 2 litre of water while men need 2.5 litre per day to avoid dehydration.
3. Skincare Layering
Skincare product layering is extremely good for dry skin. It instantly nourishes your skin and keeps it supple, soft and healthy all year round. Apply face serum, follow with facial oil then lock in the moisture with a moisturising cream. My favourite moisturising cream for dry skin is Nano Gold Nourishing Cream. Formulated with 24-karat nano gold particles, saccharide isomerate, stabilised vitamin E, blue chamomile and frankincense essential oils to replenish skin's moisture, prevent dryness and protect dry skin from signs of ageing.
" Miracle cream! I started using Nano Gold Nourishing Cream when I was in London during the winter season and I found that this cream has great moisturising effects. No smiling lines appeared during my stay in the winter season which I usually have. I live in Asia where the weather is always hot and humid. I continue to use the cream and it works well too. I can say this is an amazing cream. It makes my skin looks dewy and firm." Susy, Singapore learn more >>>
Henry Tianus is a multi-award-winning Anti-Ageing Scientist based in London, UK. Henry Tianus has been listed as The Recognised Institute Practitioner at The Institute of Traditional Herbal Medicine and Aromatherapy (ITHMA), London (UK) since 2005. Henry Tianus's articles have been read by people in more than 100 countries with USA and UK at the top of the list. Join Henry Tianus eNewsletter to receive the latest health and wellbeing tips.
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