DRY SKIN TIP 2 – Stick to cream based cleansers and moisturisers.
Flick through any gossip or fashion magazine these days and you’re likely to find the latest celebrity diet tips and tricks, most of which would ban cream from your shopping list. But here at Botáni, we’re telling you that cream, and lots of it, is good! Well, when it comes to products for dry skin.
Keeping the skin hydrated is essential when trying to combat dry skin. Hydration, and remaining moist, is what stops your skin from looking as scaly as a reptile and keeps it looking as silky smooth as a seal.
Whilst you may have considered the types of products you use on your skin topically to stop the skin from drying out, one thing you may not have considered is the product’s texture or consistency.
Cream based formulas, such as Botáni’s Olive Soothing Cleanser and Nourishing Active Eye Cream, are designed to moisturise the skin. Particularly important for the eye area (an area lacking in sebaceous oil glands), cream based products replenish moisture the skin has lost or provide moisture that the skin doesn’t already produce.
Not only do cream based products allow the skin to not only remain hydrated on the outside, they allow the skin to lock all-important moisture in. Moisture loss is a major contributor to dry skin, particularly in harsh climates, however it’s easily avoidable through using a cream based skin care product.
Imagine (if you can) that the skin is like a simmering pot of soup. As the temperature rises (much like weather does during the day), moisture begins to bubble up to the surface and evaporate. Now (again, if you can!) that a cream based product is like a lid for that pot. By placing the lid on top, the soup keeps all its moisture and deliciousness in – much like the role of a moisturiser on the skin.
It may be hard for you to digest at first, (considering we’re told to avoid cream in our diet at all costs!) but when it comes to the skin, discover how good creams are for you like our Olive Repair Cream for dry and damaged skin!