What’s more bothersome than itching, flaking, irritated or peeling dry skin? Affecting both the skin on our faces and the skin on our bodies, it’s often seemingly brought on by very little but can linger in our lives for longer than we’d like. So what are the common causes of dry skin?
It’s important to remember that some people are more susceptible to dry skin than others, and a lot of this may have to do with everything from diet and skin care habits to genetics and preexisting conditions. Some of the common culprits of dry skin can include colder weather and conversely drier air that is typically experienced indoors, overwashing the skin, particularly if you’re using products with harsh ingredients like alcohol and artificial fragrances, spending too much unprotected time in direct sunlight and skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis.
Dry skin care with natural wellness products
When considering products to help treat dry skin like soaps, lotions and body butters, it’s important to choose products that are free of known common irritants that can exacerbate symptoms and flare ups. In cosmetic products, these may include isopropyl alcohol which many people experience as stripping or dehydrating to the skin, SLS/SLES, commonly used as foaming agents, salicylic acid, frequently used in products for blemish prone skin and anything that might be labelled as ‘astringent’ as it can be too harsh for certain skin types.
Choosing natural wellness products can help alleviate dry skin, particularly when you choose products that are made from plant-based and nature-derived ingredients and are mindful of avoiding common irritants.
Products to use for dry skin care
We’re big skin care fans here at Saje and we know all too well that dry skin is a relatively common skin concern that affects many people. However it’s caused, we know that some of the ways you can minimize dry skin on the face we touched on earlier - not overwashing and not washing with products containing irritating ingredients. Most skin care experts recommend washing your face with a gentle cleanser in the morning, particularly if you’ve done a thorough cleanse and skin care routine the night before that may have included removing makeup. Some people prefer to use separate products for their daytime and nighttime skin care routines, with products for deeper hydration being used in the evening. To help ease dry skin on the face, here is one of our go-to products:
Rose Mist: rose is known for its deeply nourishing and quenching properties. Many people find that rose is soothing and able to ease the symptoms of dry skin like peeling or flaking, and that it does so while feeling refreshing on the skin and smelling heavenly. After cleansing and anytime throughout the day that you need a pick-me-up, generously spritz rose mist over the hair, face and body and breathe deeply.