Dry skin can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, which can be resolved by medical treatment, however, it is during this treatment that customers require skin care products, to combat the already aggravated areas of the body. As we age, our skin also becomes dryer. Therefore a customer whom has previously had normal or oily skin in recent years may find that those areas are now dry and will therefore require a new regime of products.
Another common cause of dry skin is aggressive chemicals which can strip away the natural balance of the skin. Such chemicals include those found in soap powder, perfumed soaps and using products not specific to the individual customers type of skin. The main resolution when dealing with dry skin is to use products which are ph balanced and products which will not negatively react with one another.
It is still possible to use the three step daily regime and there are many products on the market to assist. As many natural ingredients as possible will be most beneficial.
Firstly, cleansers should be gentle, with added moisturiser to re-hydrate the skin, and any soaps used should be perfume free. A gentle cream cleanser would be more appropriate, containing fruit bases for example pineapple, peach or melon.
Secondly, toning can simply be achieved by splashing the face in cold water, or gently wiping the skin with rose water.
Finally, moisturising is the most essential aspect of dry skin care as this re-hydrates the skin to act as a protective shield. Again non perfumed products are recommended as not to irritate delicate skin. Products for example cocoa butter, shea butter, after sun and olive extracts are the most recommended for dry skin use.
For bodily dry skin care it is recommended to bathe in a moisturising cream bath or oil bath, or when showering to use moisturising based gels and lotions. Once the skin is dried, by patting the skin, smother inner hydrating moisturiser, paying particular attention to knees, elbows and upper arms as these are the most common areas affected by dry skin.
Products aside, a well balanced diet, including oily fish, green vegetables and fruit provides the body with all the necessary vitamins and minerals needed for healthy skin. Drinking water and reducing solar exposure to a minimum is also beneficial.