Although we think dry and dehydrated skin may be the same thing, they are different and if treated correctly can lead you on the path to achieving that happy skin glow. Here we look at what dry skin is, its causes and the perfect products to tackle dry skin.
Dry Skin vs. Dehydrated Skin
An easy way to think of it is, dry skin lacks oil and is a skin type, dehydrated skin lacks water and is a type of skin condition. Treating them differently is important. If you’ve realized you’ve got dehydrated skin, read our blog post here.
With dry skin, not enough natural oils or lipids are being produced. Your skin will appear more flaky, rough or scaly, you might experience redness, itchiness or irritation and may suffer from skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis.
Causes of Dry Skin
Dry skin is often caused by genetics and hormones but can be exacerbated by external factors such as; over-cleansing or exfoliating, extreme temperatures, harsh weather, medications and harsh chemicals that strip and deplete your skin’s natural oils.
With Time Our Skin Becomes Drier
As we age we produce less collagen and lipids. Lipids play an important role in maintaining moisture balance, meaning the ability to retain moisture decreases, along with collagen and elastin fibres that support the structure of our skin. When all these elements fade, our complexion appears dull and dry. Using dry skincare that helps to deeply moisturize the skin, will help your skin to appear plump, soft and younger-looking.
How to Treat Dry Skin
How to moisturize dry skin is important. Moisturizing with products that are high in oils is extremely beneficial for those with dry skin as they help to repair barrier function and reduce inflammation. Here are the top products to moisturize dry skin naturally.
Dry Skin Saviours For Your Face
Getting the basics right is the first step. Cleanse, mist and moisturize day and night with our 3 Step System for dry skin. It includes our Cream Cleanser and Hydrating Moisturizer with deeply hydrating ingredients such as Rosehip, Macadamia and Avocado Oils, plus our Balancing Rose Mist to hydrate and protects. Face Oils are a must for dry skin.
Our Noni Glow Face Oil is a powerful yet delicate treatment oil that is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids to deeply nourish and hydrate. Formulated specifically for the delicate under-eye area, our Noni Radiant Eye Oil is lightweight and fast-absorbing it delivers the right amount of hydration. Using oils that work harmoniously with your skins’ natural oil production can leave you with a healthy, luminous glow. Super hydrating and easy to use our Noni Glow Face Balm glides nourishing Coconut, Rosehip, and Sunflower Seed Oil and luxurious Shea and Cupuacu Butter onto your face for deeper hydration. Having a lip balm on hand that contains nourishing and soothing ingredients like our Noni Lip Treatment is the way to combat dry lips.
Dry Skin Saviours For Your Body
“I use this oil daily all over my body – It’s a must-have beauty product for me! I used to suffer from really dry skin on my legs especially. This oil has completely transformed my skin and now it’s super hydrated and glowing all over.”
Follow with our Enriched Body Lotion or Noni Glow Body Balm. The Enriched Body Lotion is the bathroom staple. Providing complete nourishment with certified organic Jojoba, Macadamia and Rosehip Oils,as well as Cocoa Butter to provide essential fatty acids to replenish and moisturize your skin. The Noni Glow Body Balm is the moisturizer for on-the-go. A rich source of natural oils Coconut Sunflower and Rosehip and butters Cupuacu and Shea to help combat dry skin whenever you need.
Try our Hand Wash that helps soften and protect against dryness. Follow with our Daily Hand Cream formulated with Rosehip, Olive and Macadamia Nut oils to nourish and soothe dry hands. Pop one on your desk, nightstand or in your bag to reapply throughout the day.
- Avoid products that are going to strip your skin of its natural oil such as products that contain harsh chemicals and toxins and synthetic fragrances.
- Use exfoliators to shed dry, dead skin cells and help enhance the absorption of oils and the rest of your routine. You can even create your own nourishing lip scrub.
- Lukewarm showers or baths. Too hot and it will disrupt your skin’s natural balance and could lead to inflammation. Apply your body moisturizers while your skin is still damp straight after washing to help it absorb deeper into your skin. Remember to gently pat dry your skin rather than rubbing.
Don’t let dry skin dull your glow! Follow these tips and use gentle, oil-based products that work harmoniously with your natural sebum production to be on your way to a smoother and softer complexion in no time.