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beauty Q of the week: HELP, MY SKIN IS ALWAYS SO DRY!

Nikki Yazxhi

how to relieve dry skin


A: Simple changed to your skincare routine and using a product especially formulated for your skin type / condition can make all the difference.

To keep your skin super-smooth, soft and supple, here’s what the experts recommend:

1. Stop baths and showers from making dry skin worse…

When your skin is dry, be sure to:
* Limit your time in the shower or bath to 5 or 10 minutes
* Use warm rather than hot water
* Wash with a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser {bellaMUMMA recommends Physiogel Daily Moisture Body Wash – it’s a gentle, soap-free body wash that cleanses, softens and hydrates skin. It is dermatologically tested and free from fragrances, preservatives and colours.
* Apply enough cleanser to remove dirt and oil, but avoid using so much that you see a thick lather
* Blot your skin gently dry with a towel
* Slather on the moisturiser immediately after drying your skin

2. Apply your moisturiser immediately after washing…

Creams and lotions work by trapping existing moisture in your skin. To trap this much-needed moisture, you need to apply a moisturiser within few minutes of gently drying off {by patting the skin, not rubbing} after a shower or bath, or washing your face or hands. {bellaMUMMA recommends Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Lotion is a face and body lotion that nourishes and repairs dry, sensitive skin. It contains Physiogel BioMimic Technology which mimics the protective lipid layer of the skin by helping it to repair and retain moisture. If you prefer a cream, try Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Cream.}

dry skin

3. Use an ointment or cream rather than a lotion…

Ointments and creams are more effective and less irritating than lotions. Look for a cream or ointment that contains an oil such as olive oil or jojoba oil. Shea butter also works well. Other ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum.
Tip: Carry a non-greasy hand cream with you, and apply it after each hand washing. This will greatly help relieve dry skin. {bellaMUMMA recommends Physiogel Daily Moisture Therapy Intensive Cream is an intensive, hydrating cream designed for extra-dry skin. Formulated to protect and repair the skin’s moisture barrier, the cream is suitable for dry areas of the body such as elbows, knees, hands and feet. The cream is dermatologically tested and free from fragrances, preservatives and artificial colours.}

4. Wear lip balm…

Choose a lip balm that feels good on your lips. Some healing lip balms can irritate your lips. If your lips sting or tingle after you apply the lip balm, switch to one that does not cause this reaction.

5. Use only gentle, unscented skin care products…

Some skin care products are too harsh for dry, sensitive skin. When your skin is dry, stop using skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). Avoiding these products will help your skin retain its natural oils. {bellaMUMMA recommends Physiogel’s Daily Moisture Therapy range –  which is clinically tested by dermatologists and free from fragrances, preservatives and colours – so each product quenches your skin, without irritating it.}

6. Choose non-irritating clothes and laundry detergent…

When our skin is dry and raw even clothes and laundry detergent can be irritating. To avoid this wear cotton or silk under your clothing made of wool or another material that feels rough, and only use laundry detergents labeled “hypoallergenic”.

8. Add moisture to the air…

Plug in a humidifier. If you can check your home heating system, find out if you have a humidifier on the system — and whether it’s working.

+ stay tuned for more dry skin tips and insider information & if you have a beauty question? CLICK HERE

For more information on the entire Physiogel range, visit www.physiogel.com.au

This post was done in collaboration with Physiogel.
{*bellaMUMMA only collaborates with brands and products she would recommend to her friends!}


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