Dry, Dehydrated and Downright Parched!
Dry skin has areas of flakiness, particularly around the nose and cheek area. The skin is also prone to very fine lines, but don't worry, these are only dryness lines and do tend to disappear when you apply a nourishing product to the area. Dry skin can also feel uncomfortably tight after cleansing.
Causes of Dry Skin
Dry skin is caused by a lack of natural oil (sebum) and moisture in the skin. Unfortunately, due to this lack of protective oil the skin does show signs of ageing sooner than other skin types. Your skin is made up of around 70% water, but as the skin cells travel up through the dermis and epidermis towards the surface much of that water content evaporates. If too much water evaporates the skin becomes parched and as a consequence the natural oils are depleted and less water is held in the skin.
Dry Skin Triggers
You may have a natural predisposition to dry skin but it can also be triggered by some of the following:
Do watch out for harsh products such as anti-ageing treatments and products targeted to soothe breakouts. These strong products can be real culprits.
Extremes of Temperatures
Extreme hot or cold water can injure skin cells, causing skin to dehydrate and cause surface capillaries. Please be very wary of facial treatments that involve any extremes of temperature, they really aren't necessary and can cause a whole lot of problems!
Finding The Perfect Potion To Treat Your Skin
To find out which products are best suited to this skin type just click on Skin Type III/Dry Skin.