Dry skin is rough to the touch, dull, produces less sebum and gives an uncomfortable feeling of tightness. Therefore, it requires properly selected care. This is especially important during a pandemic, when the epidermis is in daily contact with disinfectants, including biocides. How to properly care for dry skin?
What is dry skin?
People with dry skin are often itchy, tight and red. This type of epidermis is highly sensitive to external factors, including mechanical damage, solar radiation or some cosmetic ingredients. Too little sebum and disturbances in the structure of the lipid layer make dry skin less able to bind and retain water in the epidermis. All this means that wrinkles appear faster and all minor wounds heal longer. It is also much thinner, which makes the blood vessels visible.about:blank
Dry skin is extremely prone to dryness. Factors that have a negative impact on the condition of its hydration include:
- hormonal disorders,
- improperly selected care, including cosmetics that disrupt the pH of the skin, with a drying effect,
- washing the skin too often,
- chronic stress,
- unhealthy lifestyle, including smoking
- hard water,
- dried air (especially during the heating season),
- some chronic diseases, including diabetes or atopic dermatitis,
- taking certain medications, e.g. from the group of diuretics,
- frequent disinfection of the epidermis with biocides.
The key rule in the care of dry skin is the selection of appropriate cosmetics that will ensure the correct level of hydration and will allow you to forget about the feeling of tightening and peeling of the epidermis. Dermocosmetics brand Cerko meet the needs of the dried skin and can be used every day.
Five steps in the care of dry skin
Gentle cleansing of the skin
One of the most common mistakes in the care of dry skin is daily cleansing with cosmetics of too "aggressive" composition, which may cause irritation and deepen drying. We are talking here primarily about fragrances and irritants, which are a common cause of skin allergies. Many people still use traditional soaps that disrupt the lipid layer of the epidermis and cause redness. Cerkopil hypoallergenic face wash gel is safe for everyday use, it gently and effectively cleanses the skin. In addition, it moisturizes it and soothes irritations. This emollient dermocosmetic contains an innovative amino acid surfactant with a low irritating potential. For this reason, it can be used by people with sensitive and atopic skin, as well as with low tolerance to standard cosmetics.about:blank
It is worth supplementing the care of dry skin with the hypoallergenic Cerkopil body wash gel, which provides an appropriate protective barrier even when the epidermis is too dry. Its innovative composition soothes irritations and replenishes the level of hydration.
Proper drying of the skin
The method of drying the skin of the body and face immediately after washing is also important in everyday care. It is recommended to use towels made of delicate materials, mainly cotton. It is important not to rub the epidermis, which can cause irritation and redness. Excess water should be drained from the skin by applying a towel to it.
Proper skin washing temperature
Too high a bath or shower temperature has a negative effect on dry skin. It weakens the hydrolipid layer, making the dermis quickly lose its physiological hydration and is more prone to damage and drying.
Regular hydration and lubrication of the epidermis
People with dry skin should take special care of systematic hydration. Both in the morning and in the evening, after a gentle cleansing of the skin, apply a properly selected dermocosmetic, e.g. emollient for daily skin care, Cerkobaza. The ingredients of the preparation grease, moisturize and reduce the discomfort associated with drying. Cercobase strengthens the natural protective layer of the epidermis, reduces roughness, smoothes and tones the skin, making it look supple and radiant. It can be used by people prone to allergies, atopy , with a reduced degree of hydration, and supplementary in local steroid therapy, as well as in the course of psoriasis and some metabolic diseases.about:blank
Moisturizing the skin "from the inside"
To supplement the care of dry skin, it is necessary to systematically replenish fluids "from the inside". For this purpose, it is recommended to drink about 2 liters of non-carbonated mineral water daily. This will allow you to rebuild the hydrolipid barrier and enhance the action of dermo-cosmetics.
Knowing the basic rules of care for dry, dehydrated and irritable skin, you can take care of its proper hydration at home. This allows you to forget about the feeling of tightening, peeling of the epidermis and faster formation of wrinkles.