What is dry skin?

Dry skin is a condition (which need not be disease-related) where your skin may be red, scaly or itchy. Dry skin can also be a sign of some inflammatory skin conditions, such as dermatitis and eczema, and are most common on your face, hands, arms and legs. The condition is often worse in autumn and winter, and may also worsen with age, when dry skin becomes more likely.

What are the causes of dry skin?

As you get older, the number of sebaceous glands that produce moisturising oil in the skin reduce, as well as your skin’s ability to retain moisture.

Also, it seems that both your skin’s ability to retain moisture and how well it protects your body depend on the amount of fat in the outer layer of your skin: the epidermis.

Genetics will also play a role, so if your relatives suffer from dry skin, then you’re also more likely to develop dry skin. In some extreme cases, fish-like scaling of the skin is sometimes seen (ichthyosis).

In addition, over-using soap and water, living or working in a dry, warm indoor climate, excessive sunbathing and other environmental effects may also have a pronounced influence on how dry your skin may become.

What can I do to prevent dry skin?

  • Try showering just once a day. There is no reason for you to shower more than that. And don’t shower in very hot water.
  • Try to avoid the over-use of soap, and use a mild soap with a skin-friendly pH value – healthy skin has a slightly acidic pH in the range of 4.5-6.0.
  • Dab your skin dry with a soft towel – don’t rub.
  • Apply Marichel Skin Care cream while your skin is still a little damp to lock-in moisture.
  • Make sure you air your home, and turn down your central heating.
  • Don’t over-do the sunbathing, as excessive exposure to the sun’s rays can cause dry skin – as well as wrinkles and skin cancer.

How can I treat dry skin?

You’ll be pleased to hear that there is no reason for you to buy expensive, fragrant moisturising creams. Marichel Skin Care cream is perfume and fragrance-free, is made from 100% natural ingredients, and provides your dry skin with the nourishment it needs to eliminate dry skin, and lock-in moisture. So why not give it a try?