Breaking Through Dry Skin

Breaking Through Dry Skin

By Nateisha Scott

Combat dryness with the perfect routine.

We all know how a weather shift can really affect the skin and combatting this early in the colder season will save your skin from the onslaught of dryness, itchiness and sore patches you skin has been used to in the past. With the perfect routine, we unravel how to combat dryness.

When talking about dryness we are focusing in on dehydration/hydration.

We all know how a weather shift can really affect the skin and combatting this early in the colder season will save your skin from the onslaught of dryness, itchiness and sore patches you skin has been used to in the past. With the perfect routine, we unravel how to combat dryness.

 

What is DRY skin?

Dry skin becomes prominent when the skin doesn’t retain a sufficient amount of moisture. The skin naturally produces an oil called sebum and when experiencing dry skin, the oils that naturally replenish the skin is minimal, leaving behind dry, itchy or even flaky skin. Often the change in weather can cause dry skin and as the cold winter air means low humidity, the outer layer of the skin reflects the air that is around it, meaning that the skin’s overall moisture is reduced and left craving hydration.

 

 

HOW TO TREAT IT?

The most important resolution for treating dry skin is to retain the moisture. Adding a rich moisturiser into your skincare routine is vital for hydrating the top layers of your skin cells and sealing in the moisture. The Space Anti Age Day Cream is infused with vitamins, antioxidants and hyaluronic acid, the formula was developed to strengthen, revitalise and hydrate the skin all the whilst protecting the skin from environmental damage. Generally, the thicker the moisturiser, the more effective the product on dry skin. Another way of increasing the moisture in your skin is to retain what your body naturally produces. Using lukewarm water instead of hot water when showering will prohibit the water from stripping away the skin’s natural oily layer as well as avoiding alcohol products across your body and skin routine. Combined, these factors will keep your body’s natural oils and adding rich moisturisers immediately after your routine will seal any moisture and add to where your skin needs it.

As Dry Skin can be linked to dead skin, we advise exfoliating the skin to rejuvenate the cells

Your Routine

111SKIN Facial Therapist, Nadya Kostova explains how to combat dryness with the ideal daily routine.

“I would advise cleansing the skin with the NAC Y2 Restorative Cleansing Balm as it is gentle enough for sensitive skin but with the hydrating balm texture it cleans the skin without causing dryness or irritation. Toning isn’t essential with dry skin concerns, but the Antioxidant Energising Essence balances the skin after cleansing but also provides instant hydration with the revitalising ingredients within the essence. I strongly advise a rich moisturiser and both our Space Anti Age Day Cream, and the Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream NAC Y2, as a night-time option works to hydrate the skin as well as restore volume, whilst stimulating cell regeneration”.

Gathering the essentials in your routine is important but added steps such as boosters and masks can work as a greater benefit to eradicating dryness as Nadya advises;

“Hyaluronic acid is great for boosting the skin’s hydration as it holds up to 1000x its weight in water, offering the hydration it needs. The Hyaluronic Acid Aqua Booster increases hydration levels by delivering a concentrated dose of hydrating ingredients deep into the skin’s layers, leaving the skin soft and supple. Adding the Bio Cellulose Facial Treatment Mask into your routine will condition the skin as the fibres instantly lock moisture into the skin enabling a deeper penetration”.

Therefore, continuing with a gentle cleanse, tone, booster and then moisturiser with the right ingredients before finishing off with a mask will ensure your skin is benefiting from as much moisture as it can get.

Space Anti Age Day Cream

Nocturnal Eclipse Recovery Cream