Follow these 4 simple tips to help prevent dry skin
Dry skin can be a literal pain in the face with some unfortunate side effects that include flaking skin, itching and discomfort, and premature ageing.
Thankfully, there are a few things that are easy to eliminate from your daily routines, once you know what some of the leading causes of dry skin are. After you identify these, you can combat these to restore your skin to its natural balance.
Dry Skin Causes
Some of the main causes include hot water, chemical scents added to skincare products, products that are overly drying and harsh environments such as air-conditioned offices.
While turning off the air conditioning might not be an option, making some of the following changes to your daily routine can, according to dermatologists, help to reduce the occurrence of dry skin.
1. Use A Gentle Face Wash
Some facial cleansers on the market rely on chemicals such as sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) to help create a lather which is problematic for those with dry skin as it is a known skin irritant.
SLS is found ubiquitously in cleaning products from handwashes and shower gels to face washes and shampoos. It’s even used in industrial degreasers!
Those suffering from both dry and sensitive skin need to be extra careful about what they put in contact with their skin to prevent irritation and flare-ups of any pre-existing skin conditions.
Thankfully, NEUÚ products don’t contain any SLS or sodium laureth sulphate (SLES). In fact, all NEUÚ Seaweed Skincare products are free from parabens, mineral oils, petrolatums, PEGs, PPGs, MEA, DEA, TEA, phthalate, silicones and SLES/SLS.
So opting for NEUÚ Face Wash to cleanse your face instead of another daily cleanser containing SLS should help prevent dry skin.
2. Use Unscented Products
Products that have been heavily scented can exacerbate dry skin. Opt for products that don’t contain perfumes to reduce the likelihood of this being a factor in your dry skin condition.
The founder of NEUÚ suffers from dry, sensitive skin which made the decision to exclude additional fragrances from the NEUÚ MEN range an easy one.
The only scents you will get come from the ingredients chosen for their potency, like the nostalgic seaside scent coming from our seaweed extract, or the burst of citrusy freshness from the orange peel oil.
3. Take Shorter Showers & Turn Down The Heat
This may sound like an unusual approach, especially for those who live in colder climates, but hot showers can wreak havoc on those who have dry skin. Extended exposure to hot water can wash away the skin’s natural oils, which leaves skin lacking a certain level of natural protection from external aggravators.
By taking shorter, cooler showers between five and ten minutes you can help to leave your skin’s natural oils intact, and reduce the likelihood of dry skin.
4. Apply Moisturiser After Showering
If your skin is prone to dryness, applying a moisturiser immediately after showering can help the product to absorb into the skin.
To apply this tip correctly, gently pat your skin dry with a fresh towel (instead of rubbing it dry) and apply your moisturiser of choice to your skin while it’s still slightly damp.
NEUÚ Seaweed Skincare was inspired by the incredible properties of hydration and elasticity that seaweed is afforded by nature. NEUÚ Lipid Lock technology in NEUÚ Moisturiser works to restore the skin’s natural lipid barrier, making it a perfect choice to help fight dry skin.