So many factors influence the moisture content of our skin. In summer we often enjoy too much sun, which is extremely aging and drying, and in winter we bump up the thermostat to keep toasty warm, cuddling up in front of the cozy fireplace while enjoying a glass of wine.
A Few Common Causes of Dry Skin
- Extreme heat
- Extreme cold
- Central heating with low humidity
- Hormonal changes
- Certain medical conditions
- The sun
- Using harsh perfumed soaps
- Commercial products
Tips to Improve the Moisture Content of Your Skin
- Limit your time in the sun, slather on the suntan lotion regularly
- Use a humidifier in winter and set it to 60%
- Opt for a lukewarm bath or shower instead of a scalding hot one
- Use natural soaps free of parabens and harsh chemicals
- Moisturise immediately after your shower or bath
- Soak in an oatmeal bath
- Wear gloves when working with household cleaning products
- Use gentle natural products free of harsh chemicals
- Wear lip balm
- Don’t sit by the fireplace
- Mix a few drops of olive oil and grapeseed oil into your bathwater
A good skincare routine is very important. Use a hydrating face oil or face fluid or a moisturising masque to replenish moisture. Look for products that contain some of the following ingredients as they will replenish, nourish and restore the moisture of your skin in the most natural way.
Ingredients you want to see in your skin care products
Macadamia is filled with essential fatty acids and its chemical profile resembles the sebum in our skin. It contains oleic acid which is very hydrating for the skin. The phytosterols in it fight inflammation and the linoleic fatty acids are excellent in helping the skin to retain moisture.
Shea butter has very strong moisturising properties that help with the skin’s collagen production. Shea butter also contains oleic acid that protects and hydrates the skin.
Restores dehydrated skin, fights premature aging.
Hydrates the skin and increases ceramide and collagen production.
Moisturises and nourishes the skin.
Wonderfully hydrating, preventing moisture loss.
Vitamin C Rich Kakadu Plum
Filled with vitamin C, a very strong antioxidant, Kakadu Plum helps to keep you looking youthful, aiding in collagen production.
Rich in Vitamins C and E as well as beta carotene, aloe nourishes and hydrates the skin.
Kaolin regulates moisture in the skin, cleanses, repairs and rejuvenates.
It soothes the skin and helps to maintain the skin’s normal pH levels. Is excellent in the treatment of dry itchy skin.
Rich in oleic acid and vitamins A, B, D and E as well as omega 3,6 and 9. Camellia nourishes the skin and is excellent for dehydrated sun damaged aged skin.
Contains vitamin E, C and D as well as beta carotene and vitamin A. it fights free radicals, regenerates the skin and hydrates dry cracked skin.
Sea Buckthorn Berry Oil
High in vitamin E, this oil is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory and promotes skin hydration, skin elasticity as well as aids in skin regeneration.
Camellia Oleifera Seed Oil
This oil has excellent moisture retaining properties, penetrating deeply into the skin leaving it hydrated. It is filled with vitamins A, B, E and essential fatty acids.
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Known for its anti-aging properties this wonderful oil will help regenerate the skin, fade scars, help fade redness and sooth dry skin.
Our Products to Try
Fortunately, all the ingredients above can be found in our products here at Stem Organics! Click here to see which products are best for your dry skin. Used regularly, you will notice a huge difference and you can say goodbye to dry, itchy skin!
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