SKINCARE 101: WHAT EVERY DRY SKIN PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW!


Moisturizing is important for dry skin. Image: JGI/Jamie Grill/Getty Images

Has your skin ever appeared rough, like your skin hasn’t been watered for years? Or maybe you encountered flaky skin or itchiness? If you have or are currently experiencing one, you have come to the right place! Read on to learn more about the origin of dry skin, the symptoms, causes, and how to combat your dry skin problems.


ORIGIN OF DRY SKIN


For those that are not familiar with or want to learn more about dry skin, here’s your guide to Skincare 101: Dry Skin Edition.


Dry skin happens due to an inadequate supply of sebum and lipids. When this happens, your skin will lose its strength to produce and maintain sufficient moisture that your skin needs.As a result, you will experience dry and flaky skin.


As you grow older, your skin becomes drier and thinner. The Hyaluronic Acids that are store in your skin will lessen as you age. Your skin’s hydration will be in trouble.

Do not get confused with dehydration. Dry skin is different from dehydrated skin. Dehydrated skin is easily treated and preventable. On the other hand, dry skin can be genetic and requires continuous efforts to maintain the skin’s moisture.



It’s important to know your skin type so that you know what measures you can take to prevent it. Image: Shutterstock


SYMPTOMS OF DRY SKIN

If you are wondering or having difficulty recognizing the symptoms of dry skin,do scroll down to read more about the symptoms!


Here are the significant symptoms of dry skin:

  • Barely noticeable pores.

  • Cracked skin.

  • Dull skin.

  • Fine lines (around eyes and lips) .

  • Itchiness.

  • Redness

  • Rough surface

  • Skin flaking, peeling or scaling

  • Tight skin after washing with water.


  • If your dry skin is severe, you should see a doctor.



    WHAT AFFECTS DRY SKIN?


    Age, environment, genetic or even health can be the root of your dry skin problem. So, it’s different for everyone.


    Here are the environmental factors that you may relate to:


  • Lack of fat in your diet: Incorporate fatty acids such as dairy, canola oil, eggs, meat and seafood in your diet. It can provide a healthy skin and health to your body.

  • Harsh detergent, shampoos and soaps: These products harm your skin by getting rid of natural oil and they remove out all your skin’s moisture. Wear hand gloves when you are washing the dishes as it contains irritating chemicals that can make your skin dry.

  • Heat: It can make your skin dry. Always keep a moisturizer with you.

  • Hot showers or baths: Avoid hot water as your skin can become dry afterward. Even showering for long periods can damage the skin’s surface. Use warm water instead.

  • Over-washing: Do not over wash your face as it can increase the dryness of your skin.

  • Skin conditions: Eczema or Psoriasis can be the cause of dry skin.

  • Swimming pools: Chlorine in pools can dry out your skin.

  • Weather: Different humidity and temperature can make your skin drier. Winter can impact those that are prone to dry skin.




  • Following a daytime & night-time skincare routine without a skip is important. Image:Good House Keeping website


    HOW TO COMBAT DRY SKIN?


    Now, let’s move on to how you can combat dry skin.


    When it comes to your daily skincare routine, it is best to split into a daytime and night-time routine. This will allow your skin to breathe in between the time. Both routines are essential: to repair, rejuvenate and prevent dry skin and skin damage.


    But first you must identify what type of skin do you have. This will make it easier for you to know which skincare products are suitable for your skin and which skincare routine you should follow.


    Daytime Skincare Routine for Dry Skin


    1. Moisturising Cleanser:

  • The most important thing to do after waking up from your sleep is to WASH YOUR FACE! If you wish to have a glowing and toned skin, do not skip this step.

  • Opt for cleansers like cream cleansers, cleansing milks and cleansing oils. You can also choose a cleanser that includes emollients as it will clean any build-up and dirt on your face. Gentle cleanser works best for dry skin! .


  • 2. Toner:


  • After washing your face with a cleanser, use a toner that contains hydrating formula such as Glycerine and Hyaluronic Acid. This will help moisturise your dry skin.

  • Apply toner onto a clean cotton ball or pad to hydrate and soothe your dry skin

  • Avoid toners that include Astringents(alcohol or witch hazel) as it will make your skin drier than usual. .


  • 3. Antioxidant Serum:

  • An antioxidant serum is filled with many health benefits such as relieving inflammations and preventing aging.

  • Hyaluronic Acids are known to secure moisture.

  • Vitamin B3 and Peptides will make your skin look supple

  • Meanwhile, Vitamin E and Ferulic Acid nourish your skin to stay youthful.


  • 4. Moisturize with SPF:

  • Choosing the right moisturizer is crucial for dry skin.

  • People with dry skin are recommended to use a moisturizer in the form of a soft cream. For best results, use moisturizer that has an SPF of at least 30.

  • You are recommended to use RehLa’s Daily UV Skin Défense SPF 50! It is a lightweight non-comedogenic sunscreen that can protect your skin from the early signs of aging.


  • Night-time Skincare Routine for Dry Skin


    1. Facial Cleanser:

  • Cleanse your face with your choice of facial cleanser. Impurities and dirt that you accumulated over the day will be removed as you cleanse your face. Therefore, will leave your skin feeling fresh.

  • You are recommended to use RehLa’s Facial Cleanser! It will gently remove excess of oil, dirt and debris without over-drying or stripping your skin.


  • 2. Toner:

  • Adding a toner to your night-time skincare routine will do you miracles.

  • Niacinamide and Alpha Hydroxy Acid(AHA) in toners will help prevent hyperpigmentation and balanced skin tones.

  • Additional hydration will help you combat dry skin. Go for toner that has exfoliating acids.


  • 3. Retinol Serum:

  • Retinol Serum will help your skin get rid of damage and dark spots on your skin. Not to forget, it will increase hydration and calm your dry skin.

  • You are encouraged to use Retinol Serum during the night as it will be less effective during the daytime.

  • Choose a gentle Retinol Serum that has no side effects of irritation and inflammation.


  • 4. Eye Cream:


  • Eye Cream treats dark circles and puffy eyes.

  • Don’t forget to choose an eye cream that is designed for night-time.


  • 5. Hydrating Moisturizer:


  • Overnight treatment with a moisturizer that includes Hyaluronic Acid, Glycolic Acid and Vitamin C will make your skin look more youthful in the morning.

  • Occlusive in moisturizer such as Beeswax, Lanolin, Mineral oil, Olive Oil and Shea Butter will help block the evaporation of water. You can look for these ingredients in  balms and thick creams.

  • You are recommended  to use Rehla's Hydrating Moisturizer ! It is rich in antioxidants, will nourish and protect your skin from free radicals.


  • Suggestion: If your skin type is dry, you are recommended to use skincare products that can hydrate your skin. With RehLa’s skincare set, you’ll have no problem achieving a healthy and moisture skin. Formulated using mainly pineapple extract and natural oils, added with no traces of alcohol and fragrance, RehLa’s Skincare Set is a great solution to help combat your dry skin!


    RehLa’s Skincare Set consists of:


  • Hydrating Facial Cleanser

  • Hydra Intense Face Serum

  • Hydrating and Nourishing Face Oil

  • Hydra Essential Moisturizer

  • Daily UV Skin Défense SPF 50


  • Additional Tips


    Avoid harsh and irritating ingredients such as:

  • Alcohol Denat

  • Citrus Oils

  • Lavender

  • Menthol

  • Peppermint

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulphate

  • Witch Hazel

  • These ingredients above will destroy your skin’s natural protective skin barrier .


    Remember to stick to the daily daytime and night-time skincare routine if you wish to have a moisture and healthy skin! Any skincare regime will indeed take time and continuous efforts. However, please be patient and remain diligent. By following these steps and tips above, you will lock your skin moisture and keep your skin feeling hydrated and healthy! .