Do I Have It…?
Does your skin feel uncomfortable and taut particularly after bathing or shaving?
Does your skin appear rough/dull and is it prone to wrinkles and lines?
Does your skin flake easily and peel and occasionally have a chapped or cracked appearance?
…If it does then you have Dry Skin.
What causes it?
In the case of dry skin, skin cells are being shed too quickly. This can be due to an inability to retain moisture as well as the insufficient production of sebum. Rather than being shed individually these come off in clumps that can look like white flakes.
How Can I stop it?
Repeated application of moisturiser increases the water content and helps to normalise cell turnover. This is why it is important to use a moisturiser on the skin. Use a gentle face wash and only use a facial scrub once a week. The key to the prevention of dry skin is hydration, so make sure you drink plenty of water and moisturise twice daily with a good moisturiser containing humectants – substances that attract water and help to retain the water in your skin.
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