Dealing with dry skin

If you’ve had just about enough of having dry skin, we totally get it. Having dull, flaky skin isn’t fun, but luckily, it can be managed. Here’s how.

 

What exactly is dry skin?

 

If your skin feels tight and has a flaky texture, it’s probably dry. Dry skin often has a dull complexion and may feel sensitive and itchy with certain products. Severely dehydrated skin can also develop fine lines and discoloured patches over time.

What causes it?

Dry skin can be caused by anything from extremely hot or cold weather, a lack of moisture in the air, dehydration and harsh soaps or moisturisers. More serious causes include skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea and eczema, which can be diagnosed and treated by a dermatologist.

How can I manage it?

Treating dry skin is about finding a skincare routine that works for your skin’s specific needs. Incorporate a nourishing cleanser like the Manuka Natural Creamy Cleanser, which removes dirt and dead skin, without over-drying your face. Follow this up with the Manuka Natural Rich Day Creme, which is enriched with plant oils and hyaluronic acid to help protect and nourish your skin throughout the day. Don’t forget your SPF to protect against those harmful UVA and UVB rays.

The Restorative Rich Night Creme helps return that much needed moisture overnight, so you can look forward to waking up to glowing skin.

While dry skin may be really frustrating to deal with, it is manageable with the right natural products and a good routine. However, if you suspect your dry skin may be caused by an underlying condition, then we suggest visiting your dermatologist to specialised care.