Dry skin – what is behind it
Healthy skin is full of vitality and elasticity. Yet it is in winter that its moisture balance can fall out of kilter. When it is cold, the sebaceous glands produce less oil and, without this protective lipid layer, it is harder to maintain the moisture levels in the skin. What’s more, the blood vessels under the skin contract and so the supply of oxygen decreases.
The result is that the skin feels taut and scaly and becomes red. The thin areas of the skin or areas without subcutaneous (fatty) tissue and sebaceous glands such as shins, elbows and knees are at particular risk. That is why it is so important to use an effective product for dry skin, to help prevent cracking, soreness or damage. Find out more about the reasons for dry skin here.
Dry skin due to skin ageing
Age also plays an important role in dry skin. As we get older, our sebaceous glands and sweat glands work more slowly and supply the skin with less oil and moisture. It therefore loses its resilience and protection – and gradually dries out. So, the older we get, the drier our skin becomes. And lines and wrinkles can form faster on dry skin. That’s why it’s important not to wait until the first signs of skin ageing appear, such as dryness and wrinkles. As soon as you turn 30, start regularly applying the best moisturiser for dry skin including day cream, night cream and eye cream and looking after your face with face masks. Ensure that your face cream is moisturising and contains anti-ageing ingredients. Find out more about the reasons for dry skin here.