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How to care for dry skin - tips from Vegan Fox

6 factors that cause dry skin

If you have dry skin, the question is "how do I treat dry skin?" is probably on your agenda. More often than not, you will feel that your skin loses the moisture reserves it has accumulated in the top layer of the skin relatively quickly. Dry skin is most noticeable on the hands and feet - especially during the cold months of the year, during the heating season. And yet, it is the skin on the face that is most often in direct contact with wind, rain, water and pollution from the outside environment, so it needs special care.

Of course, dry skin can affect anyone. And yet, certain risk factors increase the chances of experiencing irritation sooner or later:

  • Age - as you get older, your skin starts to produce less natural oils;
  • Heredity - if you have a family history of eczema or dermatitis, you are more likely to have it in your life;
  • health condition, including medication taken
  • vitamin deficiencies and dietary habits - for example, if your body lacks zinc, iron, vitamin D or vitamin A, your skin can literally "dry out";
  • Dry skin is more common in autumn and winter;
  • Washing habits - frequent bathing or hot showers increase the risks.

The treatment of dry skin depends largely on the cause, but in most cases it will be enough to use the right products for your skin type.

What are the symptoms of dry skin?

Dry skin symptoms can be mild or severe. It is most common during the cold season, when the air temperature drops and the heating season starts. But not only. Irritation caused by dry skin can also occur:

  • when travelling to areas with lower humidity levels;
  • on long flights where you have to experience dry air in the plane;
  • coming into contact with chlorine in a swimming pool;
  • prolonged exposure to the sun;
  • using alkaline soap;
  • dehydration.

The good news is that dry skin most often responds well to changes in lifestyle and habits. For example, avoiding hot showers or baths can help your skin to improve its appearance and health on a daily basis. But if you still feel like you're not coping and your skin condition is getting worse, see a dermatologist.

You should see a doctor if:

  • Your skin texture is very rough or scaly;
  • the skin has become excessively itchy;
  • have frequent skin infections;
  • the skin peels and cracks;
  • It seems like you've tried almost every tool available to treat dry skin, but nothing works.

How to care for dry skin?

Dry skin requires special care and attention - not only in the choice of skincare products, but also in adapting habits. Choose the healthiest lifestyle possible for your skin, including:

  1. Gently wash your face at least 2 times a day. Apply a moisturising cream to damp skin. If you use make-up, choose cream or oil-based products.
  2. Use a moisturising cream 2x a day, containing natural extracts, butters, oils and fragrance-free.
  3. limit the time you spend in the bath or shower. A long, hot shower or bath removes the natural oils in the top layer of the skin, so 5-10 minutes a day and warm water will suffice.
  4. consider using a humidifier. Especially during the heating season, warm and dry air can dry out the skin, causing increased itching and flaking.
  5. choose natural fabrics for skin contact. Natural fibres such as cotton, linen will allow your skin to breathe without irritating it, and use detergents without dyes or fragrances.
How to care for dry skin - tips from Vegan Fox

Cleanse and moisturise dry complexions with natural, rich products to help skin regenerate and boost its natural defences. Fortify dry skin with the Dry Skin Cleansing Foam, which includes:

  • Aloe Vera extract to moisturise, soothe and firm the skin;
  • lactic acid, which smooths and softens rough, flaky skin;
  • fruit sugars, which attract moisture to the skin;
  • glycine, which promotes collagen synthesis in the skin.

Apply the intensely hydrating Hyaluronic Acid Serum on damp skin to promote skin renewal and prevent dryness. Finish your skincare ritual with the Deeply Moisturising Facial Cream for dry skin, enriched with:

  • natural oils of sweet almond and jojoba to soften the skin;
  • shea butter, which softens and smooths dry skin and reduces puffiness;
  • Cocoa butter, which heals rough and particularly dry skin, relieves itching and allows the skin to heal after damage;
  • Vitamins C and E, which improve the skin's barrier function and help reduce the loss of natural oils.

Healthy wellbeing starts with taking care of yourself!

In Love,
Maija Rieksta-Riekstiņa
Vegan Fox creator and manager