BEAUTY Q&A: THE BEST MOISTURISER FOR DRY SKIN AND EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SKIN CARE AND HYDRATION
Dry skin, also known as xerosis, is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages. And while most people are familiar with it, not everyone knows what to do about it. Therefore, as a team of people who know a thing or two on active botanical, natural skin care and nourishment, we’ve put together a list of insightful answers to your most burning dry skin questions – along with some smart tips on how to prevent and treat it. Most importantly, we have also shared some tips on how to shop for the best moisturiser for dry skin.
Q: WHAT IS DRY SKIN?
A: First of all, skin is the protective barrier between your body and the outside world. But when your skin becomes dehydrated, it loses its elasticity, cracks and becomes vulnerable to areas where bacteria and other infections may penetrate. Due to this, the symptoms of dry skin usually include a dull, cracked and rough surface. Furthermore, skin flaking can also occur, causing irritation, rashes, itching, tightness, and even bleeding, in very severe cases.
Q: WHAT CAUSES DRY SKIN?
A:There are many reasons that cause dry skin. Most noteworthy is the exposure to extreme weather conditions. Therefore, sun damage, icy winds, air conditioning and very dry climates can all contribute to the reduction of the skin’s water content. In addition, the use of harsh, abrasive soaps, hot showers or baths and tight clothing also result in the depletion of the oily protective lipid layer on the skin’s surface. Not drinking enough water or drinking too much alcohol can also have a drying effect. Additionally, those who suffer from skin conditions such as eczema and rosacea are also likely to suffer from dry skin.
Q: WHERE IS DRY SKIN USUALLY THE WORST?
A: Dry skin is most often found on the legs, elbows and knees (which have fewer moisturising sebaceous glands). Due to the constant exposure to soaps and changes in temperature, hands and cuticles are also prone to becoming dry, cracked and rough.
Q: WHAT CAN I DO TO TREAT DRY SKIN?
A: First of all, the most effective dry skin treatment is moisturising regularly. Consequently, this will maintain and replenish natural skin lipids and limit dehydration by trapping and sealing water into the skin. The best time to moisturise is just after you’ve had a shower, bath or washed your hands. Gently pat your skin with a soft dry towel, then massage your slightly damp skin with a moisturiser.
Q: ARE THERE ANY OTHER WAYS TO AVOID GETTING DRY SKIN?
A: Furthermore, drinking at least 1.5 litres of water a day is also a very important way to keep dry skin at bay. Also, you should keep baths and showers lukewarm rather than hot, as high temperatures will cause dehydration as well. Use a humidifier in your home or office to add moisture to the air in dry summer and winter weather. And avoid itchy, tight or rough clothing.
Q: WHAT PRODUCTS FOR DRY SKIN DO YOU RECOMMEND?
In conclusion, Malée’s range of all-natural, ultra-nourishing bath and body products are scientifically formulated to combat the cause and appearance of dry skin.
Our intense Moisturising Oil boasts a potent blend of super-concentrated essential oils renowned for their nourishing, restorative and healing properties. Therefore, massage your skin, hands and nails with the oil to hydrate and replenish. Additionally, add a few drops to a lukewarm bath for a luxurious all-over moisturising soak. A versatile luxury oil will work wonders and become your best moisturiser for dry skin.
Malée Nourishing Hand Cream intensely conditions and repairs without being greasy. Squeeze a pea-size amount into the palm of your hand and gently massage your skin. Pay special attention to dry skin on knuckles, cuticles and nails. Try it for FREE here and see dry, weathered and dull hands transform in after one use. A definite best moisturiser for dry skin, especially for your hands.
Scientifically formulated with the rich moisture of a butter and lightness of a lotion, this non-greasy body cream is the perfect way to revitalise dry, dull and ageing skin. A top pick for our best moisturiser for dry skin.
For your best moisturiser for dry skin to work, you need the perfect canvas. Get rid of dead skin cells and create a moisture loving canvas. Malée’s award-winning body scrub contains a gentle yet effective combination of multi-grain natural salt, skin-loving oils and naturally occurring alpha hydroxy acids to buff away dull, dead skin cells and reveal the youthful, radiant and smooth skin beneath. Hence, be sure to give yourself a full body scrub the evening before you leave so your skin is glowing and good to go the following day.
HOW TO DO IT:
To activate the scrub, dampen your hands with a little water to create a rich, milky body lotion. Rub in gentle, circular motions all over your body, concentrating on any problem areas such as elbows, heels and knuckles.