Caring for dry skin
 Dry skin is very sensitive to various stimuli: chemical, mechanical, thermal. It reduced water content, reduced its own production of moisture, so this leather is fast becoming a fading after 40 years. But this critical mark may vary depending upon climatic conditions, food and cosmetic care.


To cleanse dry skin at any age using milky lotion or cream, as well as special cleanser on a soft cream base. It is recommended to cosmeticians biphasic means for clarification: the fat phase removes make-up water - the remnants of the fat phase and pollution. If you suffer from excessive skin sensitivity and irritation there are areas, that before washing or cleansing of the skin is recommended to apply any cosmetic oil or the so-called cold creams   very thick consistency, the basis of which is very thick, with a high content of fatty phase. Only then use cleanser.

Carefully read the label on a cosmetic product: in cosmetics for dry skin, it is desirable not to use substances such as sodium laureth-and lauretsulfonat as these chemical components are destroying natural hydro-lipid layer of the skin surface, which protects it from aggressive external influences. Preferred components of cleansing agents for dry skin: oils - apricot, peach, almond, olive, corn, sea minerals, chitosan, hyaluronic acid, vitamins, amino acids.


Basis moisturizing agents for dry skin should be soft and dense, well absorbed and at the same time to create an invisible protective film on the skin surface. As components are important substances having high hygroscopicity, i.e. the ability to retain large amounts of water: urea, glycerin, seaweed extracts, polysaccharides, hyaluronic acid, linoleic and linolenic acid. Necessary protective film on the skin surface is naturally formed all the same vegetable oils and waxes. Some cosmetic preparations have minimal composition, for example, contain urea as a humectant, as reducing epidermal - linoleic acid and vitamin E as an antioxidant. But even he is able to provide the necessary care.


The nourishing cream for dry skin should prevail fat phase, is recommended primarily vitamins A and E, beeswax, cocoa butter, seaweed polysaccharides, amino acids, placenta extract, ceramides. Often in the composition of cosmetic creams can find exclusive extracts of plants that are grown specifically for the production of cosmetics and have unique nutritional and regenerating properties, for example, extracts of edelweiss, camellias and exotic cacti.


Daytime summer creams should have no less protection factor SPF 10. needed antioxidants are separate vitamins A, C, E, beta-carotene, ubiquinone, complex grape extract, ginkgo biloba, green tea, licorice. Latest and plant extracts that protect the skin from the harmful effects of bad environment: Sunflower extract, ivy, horsetail, willow, mimosa and ginseng.

Some tips:

1.   Be careful when visiting the solarium - do not exceed the session, use special cosmetics for tanning, they will help protect and restore the skin after the procedure.

2.   Choose cosmetics shower with strong moisturizing components.

3.   Never use hot water for procedures only warm!

4.   After visiting the bath or sauna use products that restore the skin's structure, as these procedures much dry up the skin.

5.   Drink at least two liters of fluid per day.

6.   Use of dietary supplements with linoleic acid to compensate for the natural deficiency of this component in the dry skin.

7.   A large number of linoleic acid is also found in fish and seafood.
Author: Olga Zorina