Many people can experience deep down dryness, but dryness can also occur on the surface, so-called surface dryness – caused by an epidermis that is dehydrated and low in moisture. It can occur regardless of skin type and it may be due to the wrong choice of products, lack of protective and moisturising care, an extra cold climate or too much sun. To find out if the skin is surface dry, you can gently squeeze the skin on the cheek or push the tip of the nose slightly upwards. If you immediately see small, fine lines, the skin is most likely surface dry. The skin also feels uncomfortably tight.
If you have a dry skin type, it is important to work with nutritious products. In order to tackle a moisture-poor condition, one should think of both nutrition, but also mainly of moisture. The most important step to cure this condition is to exfoliate the old, dry skin cells. AHA acids such as the glycolic acid removes cell scales and dry skin quickly, leaving your skin feeling silky. Focus on lightweight products that can penetrate deep into the skin and add a moisturiser, and focus your attention on ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, squalane, lipids, antioxidants and vitamins. Complement your regimen with a moisturiser that helps the skin absorb the ingredients and moisturise throughout the day. One tip may also be to replace your usual cleanser with a cleansing milk!