Dry Skin

Dry skin needs help

Our skin’s natural protective barrier can become damaged by wind, cold and heated air. It dries out, becoming red, cracked and raw. Using a rich nourishing moisturiser can help build up the protective lipid layer in the skin, prevent dehydration, and maintain a fresh and healthy appearance.

Causes of dry skin

Healthy skin is full of vitality and elasticity. Yet in winter, the skin’s moisture can fall out of balance. When it is cold, the sebaceous glands produce less oil and, without this protective lipid layer, it is harder to maintain moisture levels in the skin. What’s more, the blood vessels under the skin contract and so the supply of oxygen decreases.

The result is that the skin feels tight and scaly and can become red. The thin areas of the skin or areas without subcutaneous (fatty) tissue and sebaceous glands such as shins, elbows and knees are at particular risk.

Find out more about the causes of dry skin here

Dry Skin Remedies

There are a number of causes for dry skin, including cold days, chilly wind, indoor heating and air con on hot days. When you are moving from into a heated room from the cold, or an air conditioned office after being in the heat, the mixed temperatures affect our skin’s moisture levels.

When this happens it is up to us to restore the balance of our moisture levels. Luckily, we have some tips for keeping your skin hydrated and healthy all year.

Read more about remedies for dry skin.

Winter skin care – how to protect your skin!

During the winter months, we start to feel the cold air, wind and indoor heating. All of which can affect the skin’s natural balance of moisture as well as our emotional state.

To moisturise, pamper your skin with NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion. With its combination of selected minerals, moisturising almond oil and vitamin E, it supports the skin’s own protective function and supplies it with effective, long lasting moisture.

Our tips for winter skin care and beating the winter blues

Very Dry Skin

While the level of dryness for dry skin suffers is different for each individual, some people are more sensitive to getting very dry skin.

Very Dry Skin Needs Extra Attention

Dry Skin on our Face

Our face is specifically sensitive to becoming dry, with exposure to not only the elements but perfumes and other cosmetic products.

Read more Dry Skin on the Face
dry lips

Dry lips need extra care in winter

The skin on our lips is thin and sensitive as there are no sebaceous glands that provide a protective lipid film. This is why lips can become particularly dry and cracked in winter.

Find out more about how to fix dry lips here

10 Common Dry Skin Questions

While everyone’s skin is unique, including the severity of their dry skin symptoms, there are still asked questions which we are frequently asked.

10 Common Dry Skin Questions

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Combat dry skin naturally

Caring for your skin begins with healthy nutrition – look after your skin from the inside

  • You should drink at least two litres of water per day, as a lack of moisture also dries out your skin. If in doubt, test yourself: Pinch your hand with your thumb and index finger. If, after letting go, the skin returns slowly to its original state, your skin is not being supplied with sufficient moisture.
  • Eat nuts! They are a delicious supply of energy and contain lots of healthy fats, minerals and vitamins.
  • Oily saltwater fish and dried apricots supply the body with calcium and are anti-ageing aids.
  • Carrot and tomato juices are full of healthy vitamins that, with the addition of a little linseed oil, can be absorbed particularly well into the body.
  • Having a balanced healthy diet promotes health and strengthens your body’s largest organ: your skin.

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