How to care of dry to very dry skin?
Before turning to a skincare product that could meet one of your skin conditions or beauty concerns, learn to know your skin and determine your skin type.
Skin type or skin condition?
Skin type and skin condition are two different things that will help you to choose your skincare better, the products that will best meet your beauty concerns.
Every woman's skin type is directly linked to her genetic heritage and does not change over time. We can distinguish four different skin types: oily skin, combination skin (may be combined as combination to oily skin type), normal skin, and dry skin.
However, with age the sebaceous glands work less and cause all skin types to have a tendency towards dry skin.
A skin condition is directly linked to internal or external factors: hormones, stress, smoking, pollution, diet, etc. While a change in your skin type is highly unlikely, the condition of your skin may change according to your environment, age and lifestyle and make you want to adapt your beauty routine depending on the condition identified: lack of moisture, a dull complexion, loss of firmness, etc.
How do you recognise dry to very dry skin?
Dry skin is characterised by its lack of water and lipids. Dry skin therefore needs a specific beauty regime.
Unlike combination to oily skin, dry skin has a lipid imbalance. The hydrolipid film is not thick enough, the epidermis is permeable, the skin no longer provides a barrier function in the face of external aggressors (cold, wind, pollution) and no longer controls transepidermal water loss.
Faced with a destructured stratum corneum and a lack of lipids, the intercellular cement no longer does its job, it becomes ineffective. Feelings of discomfort and tightness then arise. The complexion is dull; the skin is fine and rough.
You may sometimes have a few doubts when finding your skin type. In order to be 100% sure of your skin type, there is nothing better than a beauty consultation with a professional in a beauty salon or spa. Looked after by skincare that suits it, your skin will visibly thank you for it.
The signs of dry to very dry skin:
- Feelings of discomfort and tightness
- A dull complexion
- Fine and easily irritated skin
How should you take care of dry to very dry skin?
A good diagnosis and a real understanding of your skin will help you to choose the PAYOT skincare suitable for your skin type, products that will improve its condition and reveal all its beauty.
On a daily basis, supply it with a natural nourishing cocktail to repair, reinforce the hydrolipid barrier and boost lipid production in the skin. Head towards skincare that is:
- Moisturising, nourishing and protective. These products repair the skin deep down, boosting lipid production in the skin.
- In parallel, the hydrolipid film and stratum corneum are rebuilt, leaving the skin stronger. Its comfort, softness and luminosity are restored.
A skincare routine tailored to dry to very dry skin
Cleansing your dry skin: yes to luscious, comfortable textures!
Don't forget the make-up removal step, which is essential in maintaining beautiful, healthy skin. For dry to very dry skin, prioritise luscious, comfortable and enveloping textures removed with a cotton pad or a tissue and avoid products that are rinsed off with water, which are often too harsh and cause feelings of tightness.
Reinforced protection for dry skin
For everyday action, apply rich and protective textures to repair the most weakened skin lacking in comfort.
Once or twice a week, bathe your skin in repairing moisture with a dedicated mask, Hydra 24 Masque, not forgetting to gently exfoliate to optimise the results of the other products in your beauty routine.