You may or may not know there’s a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. These terms are often used interchangeably, but they’re distinct from one another and require independent strategies.
Unlike dehydrated skin, which needs water, dry skin requires lipids. The skin’s lipid barrier is critical for keeping dryness and irritants out and locking moisture in. A lack of lipids can cause discomfort and leave the skin looking flaky, cracked and dull.
What Causes my Skin Dryness?
Dry skin is genetically determined, meaning many people who experience dry skin are born with it, and it’s an aspect of their skin they need to manage continually. Although genetics is a key driver of skin dryness, the ageing process leaves the skin drier because we produce fewer lipids and sebum as we get older. Most noticeably for women who have gone through menopause.
Environmental Skin Dryness
While some dry skin is genetic, today more than ever, skin is being exposed to extremely damaging environmental factors, such as pollution, which compromises the skin’s lipids. Low humidity and temperatures also take their toll on the skin’s lipid content, leading to a general decrease, as well as increased sensitivity.
Your Dry Skin Hero – NEW Melting Moisture Masque
As we move into the colder months, Dermalogica has launched the ultimate remedy for skin dryness. Introducing NEW Melting Moisture Masque, a unique shape-shifting formula that nourishes away dry cracks and dullness and helps restore skin’s smooth appearance with intense hydration.
Melting Moisture Masque has been formulated with a low melting point transforming from a balm to oil on contact with the skin., allowing the plant-based butters, waxes and oils to penetrate deeply into the skin for extreme softening and lipid restoration. Moreover, Melting Moisture Masque is designed to be left on the skin, so that the rich, buttery formula can deliver long lasting nourishment.
Melting Moisture Masque is packed with the following nourishing ingredients:
Apply a pea-sized amount of Melting Moisture Masque on a clean skin and massage as it melts into the skin. Tissue off any excess if necessary. Otherwise follow with your SPF during the daytime. If using at night, a moisturiser can be applied over the top of the masque for those skins requiring extra TLC.
Say goodbye to chronically dry skin when you add NEW Melting Moisture Masque to your skincare arsenal!