With spring here and summer around the corner, we’re all wanting soft, supple, hydrated skin. So what’s a girl to do if her face is parched and her bod is flaky? Read on for 5 simple ways to banish dry skin. Fast.
1.Ditch the soap
Packed full of harsh foaming agents, fragrances et al, regular old soap is dry skin’s number one enemy. Instead, opt for a dermatologist tested, pH balanced body wash or cleansing bar designed to gently cleanse while sealing in moisture. Cetaphil’s range of cleansers are non-comedogenic and free from common irritants like fragrance and lanolin, making them a good option for all dry skin conditions.
2.Slough it off
To shift dry, dull skin cells and reveal the glowing, fresh complexion underneath, regular exfoliation is key. Whether you choose a chemical or manual exfoliant will depend on your skin and personal preference, but make sure you make exfoliation part of your regime. (Avoiding use on compromised, broken skin).
3.Eat more oily fish
One of the most beautifying foods out there, oily fish does wonders for the complexion. Rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, salmon and co help keep the skin supple and moisturised from within. So dig in!
4.Use a moisturiser developed for dry skins
Dry skins need products that replenish moisture and soothe irritation, without being overly nourishing and pore-clogging. Cetaphil Daily Advance Ultra Hydrating Lotion is an intensely hydrating lotion that can be used top to toe on dry skins, and is even gentle enough for infant skin.
A blend of 5 key ingredients hydrates and replenishes lipids in the skin for up to 24 hours. Light and easily absorbed, the fragrance-free formula leaves skin soft and hydrated, while easing discomfort caused by dryness.
5.Go easy on the aircon
As the weather heats up, try to resist the siren call of the air-conditioning unit as it’ll suck the moisture right out of your skin. During winter, invest in a humidifier to combat the effects of heating. And when it gets hot and sticky, opt for a ceiling fan and wet washer when you can. It’ll also keep down the electricity bill!