Dry Skin Solutions Part One: The Basics

Last week, this blogspot discussed the problems of dry skin – how and why it occurs and the general things we can do to make it better. To recap, if you’re not naturally prone to dry skin, you’re likely to be feeling the effects of your lifestyle, the harsh weather, intrinsic ageing or overcleansing. Symptoms of dry skin can include taut or tight skin, redness, inflammation and itching.

This week, we concentrate on bringing you more detailed solutions in the form of product recommendations.

The first item that ought to be in the skin care cabinet for anyone suffering from dry skin is the Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution. This cleanser has a nourishing effect at the same time as clearing impurities. The magic moisturising ingredient is Safflower Oil, with Hops and Rosemary to help target the moisture. Lemon and Pine Cone Extract provide the cleansing element.

Dermalogica Essential Cleansing Solution is a creamy emulsion-based product, which rinses off easily. Simply pour a small amount into damp hands, apply to your wet face and neck, and smooth it in gentle, circular motions. You then rinse it off.

The next item required in your skin care armoury is Dermalogica Intensive Moisture Balance, a special moisturiser blended specifically for very dry skin or prematurely-ageing skin.

Intensive Moisture Balance works to retexture the skin, and contains antioxidants as well as firming humectants to ward off free radicals from the atmosphere, which can damage cells. It can also prevent loss of moisture from the skin.

This product contains Vitamin A, which helps to smooth dry lines, as well as vital Vitamins C and E and Ginkgo Biloba. Calming Coneflower and Hydrocotyl, plus botanical extracts of Grape Seed and Wild Yam, are the perfect ingredients to target and repair prematurely-aging skin, restoring softness and suppleness.

Twice a day after cleansing, simply smooth the moisturiser onto your damp face using light, upward strokes. For extra protection, why not combine it with a concentrated booster?

Don’t forget, you can try either of these products by buying the fantastic Dermalogica Skin Kit for dry skin. The fashionable case in pink and grey contains handy travel sized bottles of Essential Cleansing Solution and Intensive Moisture Balance, plus extra goodies including Multi-Active Toner and Gentle Cream Exfoliant.

Visit Time Of Life for more advice and product information.

Next week we’ll be bringing you Dry Skin Solutions Part Two: Intensive Care

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