As you are undoubtedly aware we all have different skin types that fit into several categories. No matter what skin type you have it is highly unlikely (unless you are extremely lucky) that you will not run into any problems with your skin. Some people may think dry skin is a blessing and in some respects it is. If you have dry skin you are less likely to have problems associated with excess oil and sebum being produced leading to blemishes and a build up on the skins surface.
However it’s not all plain sailing for people with dry skin, especially during the harsh cold conditions we are facing in Britain at the moment. Dry skin can often crack and leave spots of whitened almost dead skin on the uppermost surface which is difficult to detect by touch. I know this myself as sometimes I will catch a glimpse of myself after coming out of the shower or after leaving cold climes for warmer ones and vice versa and notice a slight build up of dried skin on my face.
The main factors that affect dry skin are weather conditions such as UV rays from the sun, pollution such as smoke and harmful emissions and harsh weather conditions such as heavy rain, snow and strong winds that can have an almost erosive affect on your skin.Don’t worry! There are ways to prevent dry skin conditions affecting you and as with many solutions in life preventive measures pay off.
Be aware of your surroundings – if you are going to go on holiday to an area you are not familiar with do a little research beforehand on what the typical weather conditions will be like during the season when you are visiting.
Also when you are travelling at home keep an eye on the weather to make sure you are wearing the right kind of clothes to keep your skin protected. The MET Office is a great resource for keeping track of the weather over a five day spell.
Use the Right Products for your skin type – Commons problems associated with dry skin types can be remedied with the following products we stock at Skinstation;
- Mild Acne can be tackled with Obagi’s Clenziderm System, suitable for normal or dry skin types
- Moderate acne can be treated with Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Regime
- Visibility of Larger Pores can also be treated with Obagi Nu-derm Gentle Regime
- Dry skin types can also suffer from lines around the eyes which can be treated with Obagi ELASTIderm Eye Treatment.
- Skin care products will help increase your skins resilience against the elements such as Obagi Pro-C Serum