Dry skin around or under eyes and anywhere on the face feels taut and uncomfortable. In extreme cases, this results in flaky skin on the face, leaving a rough and dull appearance. Particularly after washing, dry skin on face cries out to be moisturised. Dry skin tends to be fine textured, which is a plus if well cared for, but is also prone to premature fine lines and will benefit greatly from the protection of anti-oxidant, anti-aging skin care.
Facial skin is particularly sensitive and its natural protective balance of oil and moisture can be upset by exposure to a dry atmosphere and the irritant chemicals, harsh detergents, synthetic perfumes and preservatives found in many skin and body care products and make-up. All are known to contribute to dry, flaky skin conditions, dermatitis, inflammation and the flare-ups of eczema.
Products consisting of easily absorbed vitamin-rich plant oils and natural actives provide the skin with the nutrients it needs for repair, balanced hydration and protection against the aging effects of sunlight and pollution.
By also choosing certified organic products with their guarantee of purity and freedom from any potentially irritant chemicals, your skin will thank you for its dry skin relief by looking its best.
Cleanse with a gentle non-drying, detergent-free formula such as award-winning Creamy Coconut Cleanser or Silk-Touch Cleanser to leave your skin clean, comfortable and hydrated. After cleansing, most dry skin will benefit from a little Calming Rose Super Tonic applied with damp cotton pads to soothe and further hydrate. If your skin is prone to inflammation apply Timeless Rose Moisturiser by day as this is particularly good for dry skin and fine lines around the eyes, followed by a couple of drops of Superfruit Concentrate for an antioxidant radiance boost and to further nurture any particularly dry skin areas on face and neck. For dehydrated skin apply Avocado 24hr Replenishing Cream by day fortified with a couple of drops of antioxidant boosting Superfruit Concentrate and repeat sparingly at night until your dry skin condition improves. Whichever moisturiser you choose, apply just enough to be fully absorbed in about 15 minutes and be prepared to reduce the ‘richness’ of application as your skin improves. Effective moisturisation of dry skin is essential before applying make-up for a flawless, dewy finish.
This infographic provides further help on choosing the right moisturiser for your dry skin.
Wash-off gel-to-milk cleanser that is smoothing and hydrating for mature, normal to dry or very sensitive skin. 20g £8, 95g £18£18.00 Trial size from: £8.00Organic cleanser for normal to dry, mature or sensitive skin that can be wiped or washed off. 30ml £7, 200ml £18£18.00 Trial size from: £7.00For dry, sensitive normal, mature or inflamed skin 50ml£15.00Beautiful, antioxidant organic rose day cream for sensitive skin and the eye area. 50ml £23, 15ml £8£23.00 Trial size from: £8.00