Ouch! For how long has taking a shower become painful?
The syndrome of itchy and tight skin in the middle of winter is making a comeback with tingling under your clothes and on your face. You have stinging upper lips and pink cheeks from the heat of the house. We're not going to lie, it hurts.
Dry skin is coming back with more or less unfortunate impacts.
Do you think this is irredeemable and that that feeling of tingles and pulls will last all winter?
Put this belief out of your mind and read this dedicated article. Learn how to distinguish dry skin from dehydrated skin, understand the causes of this dryness and your action levers to remedy it. And above all, find sustainable and effective solutions with Saeve skin care products to accompany you during this period.
If the present is dry, the future is rich and humid.
How do I know if I have a dry skin?
When we talk about dry skin, we must be careful to distinguish between two types of situations: the usual aspect with chronic and installed dry skin and the current moment with dehydrated skin due to a particular context.
Skin with a tendency to become dehydrated will react to cold, heat, diet or particular friction. On the other hand, dry skin is permanently dry. Those affected have been uncomfortable for years.
Dermatological and cosmetic support will therefore be temporary for the former (dehydrated skin), but regular for the latter (dry skin).
In the case of dehydration, the skin feels tight and slightly tingly. It sometimes reddens. A few fine lines may appear in specific areas, such as the corners of the eyes and the tops of the lips. It may tend to bump due to a lack of suppleness. This skin is sorely lacking in hydration, therefore water. This skin needs to drink.
For the dry skin category, the skin is striated and rough. It is often reactive to anything that can stimulate its lack of sebum, and therefore of "oil". It can flake, peel and create red and hot areas like scabs. It is therefore much more sensitive to external seasonal conditions than skin lacking in moisture. This skin needs to be nourished.
What causes dry skin?
Focus on temperature variations
This is precisely what interests us in this post. Our skin is not subject to the summer sun, but to temperature fluctuations during the winter. During the cold seasons, the body fights against the cold and therefore concentrates its heat on the vital organs. The skin is therefore left behind and the production of sebum is strongly affected. In addition, it is easy to switch from the cold, dry air outside to the warm, dry atmosphere of the house. This is a permanent over-adaptation for the skin. Outside, it must produce sebum to protect itself against the cold. Inside, it sweats its water reserves to acclimatize. At some point, the skin barrier becomes tired, and the imbalance is felt through dehydration.
Hormonal changes for women play an important role in the thinness of the skin. The decrease in estrogen acts directly on the production of collagen and elastin. The natural production of hyaluronic acid, a sensor and preservative of tissue water, also tends to become scarcer. This phenomenon is part of life. It needs to be accompanied so that degradation does not occur too quickly, particularly in the installation of wrinkles. We understand that hormonal treatments can also have an impact on skin dryness. Mature skin needs all our attention to prevent it from drying out.
Unfortunately, certain chronic treatments can have an impact on the quality of the skin, both in terms of thickness and sebum production. These include dermatological treatments for acne, as well as heavier treatments such as chemotherapy. In these cases, use rich nourishing creams regularly and assiduously. Obviously, never stop your treatment without a doctor's advice, even if your skin reacts.
Specific skin conditions
Some of us are subject to specific dermatological problems such as xerosis, eczema or psoriasis. In these cases, it is necessary to go further than simply apply creams. While this will help relieve the symptoms, it is imperative to seek professional help to understand what is going on.
What can be done about dry skin?
• Be careful in the shower
It is an undeniable fact that hot water and steam baths are not your friends. Your skin is immediately affected by the ambient heat. Prefer showers with tempered water and limit baths to once a week in normally warm water.
• Manage the temperature at home
At home, do not overheat the rooms. Adjust the radiators, especially in the bedrooms where the heat should not exceed 19 to 20°. Dress to fight the cold. It's better for our planet.
And if you live in a building where the heating is unfortunately not adjustable, do not hesitate to use humidifiers so that the air is not completely dry.
Hydration, my love
We can't say it enough. The best way to bring water to the body is to drink water. Drink about 1.5L of water a day, without including herbal teas and coffee. This will not only benefit your body's oxygenation, but also its hydration needs. This also applies to your tendons, your connective tissue, your eyes, etc.
No more alcohol-based products
There are many products on the market that contain alcohol. Lotions, toners and make-up removers often contain this substance as a preservative. However,
alcohol burns and dries.
Think also of the perfumes which are made on bases of alcohol. Prefer to perfume your clothes and avoid projecting perfume on your neck and
Micro-nutrition to the rescue
Taking food supplements can help.If you have chronically dry skin, take omega-3 and 6 supplements such as fish oil, chia oil or borage oil.
If, on the contrary, you suffer from skin dehydration, turn to Omega 7 with sea buckthorn oil. Take hyaluronic acid cures.
For dryness related to advancing age, think about collagen, with a minimum of 3 months of intake.
Consult a nutritionist or a naturopath before taking any long-term food supplements.
What about Saeve?
Our absolute weapon hides in our favorite line. Often sold out because of its effectiveness, it is Hydra Malva, the comfort of thirsty skin!
With this specific range, we have focused on deep hydration. In each of our products, there is our Immunox® patent. This is the perfect combination of fresh organic Birch sap with its moisturizing, soothing and remineralizing properties and the immortal organic Chaga mushroom with its anti-aging properties.
In addition to this marvel of nature, which has been widely proven in vitro as in real Life, we have decided to take advantage of the virtues of Wood Mallow. In phytotherapy, it is used for its emollient action. It contains mucilage, which, when in contact with the body's moisture, softens ENT (ears, nose, throat) or intestinal inflammations. It is also known as vulnerary. That is to say that it supports the cicatrization of wounds.
Thus, your skin gives you a THANK YOU for the relief you get when you apply your daily care products.
If you suffer from severe dryness, don't hesitate to use the Intense Quenching Rich Cream. This magical ointment contains an extract of white willow and sweet almond oil, capable of soothing tightness and heat. Use it in the heart of winter when the harshness of your skin is at its peak and find a nourished and plumped skin. If your skin lacks moisture and is sensitive to redness, apply the Soothing Quenching Cream. With its fluid texture, it is suitable for those who hate to feel some cream on their face. Its lightness does not detract from its effectiveness, as it also contains hazelnut oil, whose molecular weight is similar to that of the skin's sebum.
Our best seller, the 24hr Soothing Moisturizing Botanical Serum is our champion to answer some urgency case! It contains an essential active ingredient for skin hydration: pure hyaluronic acid of plant origin. In 30 minutes, it provides 44.1% hydration and plumps up the skin like a fresh apple.
And if you're in a moisture crunch, consider the Soothing Rehydrating Infusion Mask. The mask is the express formula for thirsty and completely depleted skin. We invite you to read the article "Face Mask, a targeted care product that cannot be ignored" to understand its usefulness.
To put it clearly, if you want to regain a luminous and harmonious skin, but above all, calm and full of beneficial water, you need Hydra Malva in these grey times.
Fountain, know that I will not need to draw water from you anymore...