From time to time everyone can suffer with dry skin, especially if they work in a dehydrating environment or are exposed to extreme weather. Dry skin can also be hereditary, and occur naturally when the skin has a finer pore size. Although it's a common skin complaint, dry skin can feel tight and uncomfortable, but with a little care and attention it can easily be improved.
Our skincare advice and recommendations
Buff away dead skin cells and impurities with Gentle Face Exfoliator. With moisturising cocoa butter, purifying eucalyptus and fine jojoba beads, this gentle yet effective exfoliator reveals smoother, more radiant-looking skin.
Use our Instant Boost™ Skin Tonic, formulated with hydrating aloe vera, after cleansing to add a fine veil of moisture and boost skin’s radiance.
For an extra nourishing boost 1-3 times a week, in the evening after cleansing and toning, you can also apply a generous layer of Superskin™ Overnight Mask. It’s the ideal beauty sleep treat for dry skin, as it’s supercharged with buriti, borage, rosehip and cranberry seed oils to intensely nourish and lock moisture onto skin, plus the additional benefit of Persian silk tree extract to brighten and even skin tone and pomegranate flower extract to firm.
Use a rich moisturiser made with natural plant oils twice a day after cleansing and toning to keep skin feeling comfortable and soft.
Try Skin Repair™ Moisturiser Dry/sensitive to help protect against dryness. Rich in naturally active skin-nourishing ingredients, including avocado oil, borage oil, echinacea, hops and natural source antioxidant vitamin E, this non-greasy formula instantly hydrates to leave skin feeling soft and smooth.
The skin around the eyes is particularly fragile, so use an eye cream to work on this delicate area. Morning and evening, gently pat a pea-size amount of Superskin™ Eye Cream around the eye contour after cleansing and toning, but before moisturising. With a luxuriously hydrating formula, it’s enriched with our Superskin™ botanical blend of rosehip, borage and cranberry seed oils, plus powerful naturally active ingredients to visibly lift and firm the eye contour, leaving eyes looking brighter, refreshed and wide awake.
If your skin is very easily irritated or needs a moisturising boost, try Superskin™ Moisturiser unfragranced for sensitive skin. Rich in omega-3, GLA and antioxidants, it's enriched with firming pomegranate flower and cranberry, borage and rosehip seed oils to help nourish and lock moisture onto skin.
Other top tips
- Eating a diet rich in fish or taking a fish oil supplement will help ensure your body is getting the good fats it needs, which in turn can help ease the symptoms of dry skin.
- If you spend a lot of time in a dehydrating environment, such as an air-conditioned or heated office, or on an aircraft, make sure you drink lots of water to stay hydrated. It may also help to keep bowls of water on your desk or in your bedroom at night, or buy a small humidifier, to ensure the air is moist rather than dry.
- Avoid using very hot water when showering or bathing, as this can further aggravate dry skin.