Extra Oil isn’t the Answer to your Dry Skin, Here is What is.

Extra Oil isn’t the Answer to your Dry Skin, Here is What is.

When it comes to sensitive skin challenges, dry skin often lags behind acne and hyperpigmentation. But those who suffer with dry skin can tell you about the discomfort of:

  • The itchiness
  • Tightness of the skin
  • Premature wrinkles and fine lines
  • Cracking which can lead to skin infections and the overall lack of that coveted glow

Some may suffer from dry skin periodically, for instance when it is very hot, or due to medications they might be taking while for others it may pop up seemingly out of the blue. And yet, even with all that, there is another confusing thing that happens with dry skin. It can be both oily and dry.

When skin lacks moisture, it may produce extra sebum (oil) to compensate. This can lead to other problems, including clogged pores that result in pimples. This is why simply adding oil may not necessarily correct your dry skin. This is what will.

1. Moisturising

  • Dry skin is thirsty, give it some moisture with a product like the Clabane intense moisture lotion. What makes this one special is that it not only adds moisture but locks it in thanks to both Urea and Hyaluronic acid.
  • The Eczema care cream with Vitamin E and Shea butter isn’t only good for skin with Eczema. It is a non-greasy moisturiser for anyone suffering with dry skin. Since we wash our hands often throughout the day, they are prone to getting dry. A dollop of this cream will keep hands moisturised.
  • If your skin is acne free then you can add a rich oil to your moisturising regimen. The Clabane organics natural skin care oil contains Coconut oil, Argan oil, Olive oil and Jojoba seed oil.
  • If you have both dry skin and acne, then you must treat both conditions gently. An acne clearing cream like this one which is oil free, has Niacinamide and Hyaluronic acid can manage acne without causing your skin to further dry out. Steer clear of acne clearing products that contain products like alcohol which could make dry skin even worse.
  • When treating dry skin, you may notice that some parts of the body are drier than others and that no matter how much you moisturise them, they never seem to feel supple. That is; the heels, hands, the feet, elbows and knees. The MD cracked skin softening cream was created to specifically address drying in those areas.

2. Cleansing Skin Gently

With dry skin, the last thing you need is harsh soap that will further strip your skin of moisture. Some people opt to wash face with just water or with a gentle cleanser once a day.

A mild soap, or gentle mousse cleanser can also be recruited to cleanse the skin. Plus, long hot showers are a no no if you are managing dry skin.

3. Lifestyle changes

Dehydrated skin like dry skin will cause skin to be itchy, dry and dull. But unlike dry skin which results from a lack of oil, dehydrated skin results from a lack of water. Lifestyle changes will help you if you are struggling with dehydrated skin.

Reducing coffee or alcohol intake and adding more water to your diet will improve dehydrated skin. In addition, increasing your intake of fatty acids in your diet by eating foods like fish, avocado and eggs will enrich your skin from within.

If dry skin doesn’t improve with these remedies, book a consult with a dermatologist