Dry Skin Rescue, how to combat Dry and Dehydrated Skin
Causes of dry skin
Our skin becomes dry and thirsty for moisture all year round due to a variety of environmental means; from living in cities with high pollution levels, drastic temperature changes in winter with central heating, and although it is vital our skin sees natural daylight, excessive amounts of sun exposure or high winds will have a damaging impact on our skin. All of these factors will contribute to impurities leaving our skin dry and dull looking.
Dry skin or dehydrated skin?
We need to differentiate between the skin type “dry skin” and the skin condition “dehydrated skin”. “Dry skin” results from the skin not having or producing enough sebum or natural oils, as opposed to the “normal skin type”, where the oils produced are just right, and “oily skin type”, where too much oil or sebum is produced by the skin naturally. Oily skin is more often experienced by younger people starting in their teens, while the more we age, the drier our skin becomes.
The dehydrated skin condition is instead caused by not having enough water in the top layer of the skin, the so-called stratum corneum.
Can dehydrated skin be caused by not drinking enough water?
Our hydration intake has a huge effect on our skin’s elasticity, natural lustre and healthy shine.
In order to keep our hydration intake up, it is paramount that we drink enough water as we know, but often forget. The best way to do this is to sip lukewarm to hot water throughout the day, rather than sudden bursts of large quantities of ice-cold water, as your body will then struggle to digest and will create toxic build up as well as leaving your skin dry. By drinking warm water throughout the day, it will help to improve circulation and eliminate toxins from the body and encourage the natural flow of the lymph system.
Can any other liquid intake help avoid dehydrated skin?
Other ways to hydrate are by eating more liquid-based foods: soups and stews. Herbal teas are great or just pop a sprig of rosemary, thyme or sage in boiled water and you will have a flavoured hot drink. This way, you will also absorb the natural essential oils from the herbs and will benefit from their healing properties at the same time! On long summer days, try infusing drinking water by simply adding a few slices of orange and a couple of basil leaves or other soft herbs for a refreshing drink. When you absorb sufficient water, your entire body will cleanse and you will notice your skin, hair, eyes and lips will look and feel healthier. Blemishes on your face will start to clear and your whole body will become less dry and you will see a natural glow on your skin. You will also feel fresher and more energised!
Other tips to avoid dehydrated skin.
There are also things that we recommend not to do, in order to avoid dehydrated skin:
- Avoiding caffeine and alcoholic beverages is important. Remember that caffeine is contained in teas as well, except for herbal teas.
- Using an exfoliant on the skin that is too abrasive can irritate the skin. You will be able to feel when a scrub becomes too harsh on your skin. We suggest to try a small sample before committing to a full size, when picking your face exfoliant.
What Terre Verdi products we offer to combat dry skin.
We offer a few products to keep dry skin at bay, both for the morning, during the day, and for the evening routine for face, as well as we have a couple of solutions for the body as well.
What we recommend in the morning to avoid dry skin.
After waking up in the morning, you naturally wash your face, it is the first thing that most of us do. Firstly, we recommend not to use harsh soaps, but only mild cleansers. As soon as we finish patting dry, our NeroliPom Moisturiser can be applied in circular motions. This will ensure that the moisture will be locked in the skin for longer, as well as will help protect from the damaging environmental exposure.
How to combat dry skin throughout the day.
Our Rosa Damascena flower water AcquaDiRosa Balancing Mist is wonderful for hydrating the skin, and it is soothing and calming. It can be used as an hydrating mist, by spraying directly on the face whenever you feel the need of extra hydration. This delicate alcohol-free organic rose water can be used after cleansing, it removes dirt, grime and also residual make up, and re-balances the skin’s PH, leaving it ready to be moisturised.
What we suggest to use in the evening to fight dry skin.
Our FranChouliPom Nourishing Facial Serum intensely hydrates, protects and restores dry or maturing skin. Applied right after cleansing and toning in the evening, it will help lock the moisture overnight and will leave the skin feeling supple and well nourished. Its unique blend of active ingredients includes antioxidant-rich organic argan and pomegranate oils combined with frankincense and neroli essential oils.
Pomegranate Oil is abundant in a rare source of essential fatty acid helping to tackle free radicals.
Argan Oil contains a rich blend of omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and linoleic acids, which all work in harmony to moisturise skin and soften dry patches.
What beauty treatment do we offer to help keep dry skin patches away?
Our ArganShea Multitasking Cream will feed and nourish thirsty skin.
This deeply nourishing and uplifting hero of a cream can be applied to dry skin areas, and also as a cleansing balm to remove make-up, dirt and impurities, or apply to skin before bed for an overnight hydrating mask. Its skin-reviving properties will boost and rejuvenate complexion. It can be used on face, but it is also recommended for hands, elbows, legs, and any other dry area of the body.
This rejuvenating skin treat is blended with active ingredients and essential oils.
Deeply enriching and moisturising shea butter is combined with the formidable powers of Argan Oil, healing Calendula Oil, uplifting Neroli oil and reviving Sweet Orange Oil.
Is the body’s skin also in need of specific products to combat dryness?
Yes, the body needs specific products as well to fight signs of dryness. Right after the shower or bath, the skin of the body needs to be replenished of the lost lipids or oils, and the PH of the skin restored.
For a luxurious whole bodily nourishment we recommend to try our FranChouliPom Body Oil, concentrating on drier areas of the skin. This body oil is designed to keep the skin look fabulous: supple, nourished and taut. Use daily on your body to prevent and fight dryness, lines and stretch marks. It can also be used as massage oil for longer treatments.
These products are all certified organic by Soil Association COSMOS, and Cruelty Free approved. They are all 100% natural and vegan.
To summarise our thoughts on dry skin and dehydrated skin.
As we know, our hydration intake is key to staying alive and is the most fundamental basic act of keeping the biggest organ of our bodies (the skin) flowing at its very best. Due to all the modern damaging environmental exposures, impurities and toxins, it is important to support our skin along the way, and here we have selected our most moisture boosting organic certified products.
These products by Terre Verdi are beautifully hand crafted and blended using carefully selected and well sourced oils and ingredients. They are deeply nourishing, enriching and supportive for dry skin, and with their powers they will help heal long-term dryness, lock in moisture, leaving your skin feeling and looking at its absolute optimum, inside and out!