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Is Your Skincare Drying Out Your Skin?

Dry skin needs a little extra TLC than other skin types, but are you confident that your skincare routine is providing your skin with the nourishment it needs, rather than drying it out further?

This can be a risk if you’re trying to overcompensate for dry skin by throwing every skincare product you can find at it, as this can strip it of the few natural oils it has.

While natural skincare products are always going to be best for caring for dry skin, you still need to be mindful of their ingredients, to make sure they’re as nourishing as possible for you.

At the same time, you need to avoid other lifestyle habits that could be drying your skin out further, to keep you looking and feeling great.

Nourish Yourself Inside and Outside

Applying the right products to your skin should be just one part of your skincare routine, as you also need to be mindful of what you’re putting inside your body.

For example, not drinking enough water (it’s recommended that everyone drinks at least eight glasses a day) could be stopping your skin from looking as healthy and nourished as it could.

You might feel as though you’re drinking more water than usual, but are you really drinking enough? What’s more, consuming too much alcohol could be dehydrating it further, so be mindful of your intake.

Make sure you’re eating the right types of food too, as the benefits of what you’re putting inside your body will show on the outside. For example, foods such as oily fish, nuts, avocado, cucumbers and other fruits and vegetables have a high water and healthy oil content that can be good for your skin, giving it more of the nutrients it needs to repair and hydrate itself.

When it comes to looking after your skin on the outside, aside from thinking about the skincare products you use, you should also make sure your showers aren’t too hot, as this can lead to your skin drying out further.

It’s important to use the right products in your shower too, such as the Dermikelp® Gentle Cleansing Body Wash, which can be found in the Dermikelp® Body Essentials Starter Kit, available at Natural Beauty Online.

Always Check for Natural Skincare Ingredients

We stock a gorgeous collection of products made from sea kelp. Different varieties contain different nutrients, with the ecklonia maxima found in Dermikelp® products packed with naturally nourishing ingredients that can leave your skin feeling smooth and hydrated, while remaining sensitive to it.

Some chemicals can be extra drying to your skin, so always check the ingredients list of the beauty products you’re buying to make sure you’re looking after it as best as you can. People with especially dry skin should take extra care when using toners on their face, for example.

Always bear your skin type in mind when choosing skincare products - with Dermikelp®, you can be sure that the products you’re using are sensitive to the environment as well as to your skin.

Nourish Your Skin Around the Clock

Most people remember to moisturise their skin in the mornings, but leaving your skin without any extra nourishment overnight could be making it even more dry. Therefore, you should use something like the Dermikelp® Nourishing Moisturising Lotion on it before you go to bed, to keep it hydrated and nourished overnight.

You can find this in the Dermikelp® Body Conditioning Collection, along with other kelp-based products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.

Shop the full skincare collection available at Natural Beauty Online here.