Autumn is near and that means extra focus on skincare. When the weather gets cold the humidity decreases, indoors and outdoors. This often results in dry skin if one is not careful. Here are some tips on how to stay hydrated and moisturised when autumn (and winter) arrives:
Dry skin often occur on the face, hands, arms and legs. The characteristics of dry skin is mainly itching, redness, irritation or flaking. Problems with dry skin happen when the seasons change and especially when going from summer to fall/winter. But it is not only the weather that affects your skin. An exessive use of soap or too much sun can dry up the skin as well.
Here are 5 easy tips on how to avoid dry skin:
- Drink water: make sure to stay hydraded from the inside.
- Air out your home and turn down the heat. A hot, humid environment dries out your skin.
- Avoid spending too much time in direct sunlight. Use sunscreen and avoid using solariums.
- Use a mild shampoo and soap when you shower to avoid drying out your skin. Prefferably only shower once a day.
- Moisturise after showering: it helps your skin restore its natural oil/sebum balance.
Dry skin and pH-value
The pH-value is a value that indicates the acid-base balance. The pH-value in humans is between 1-14, where 7 is the neutral point. It is important to use products with the same pH-value as your skin. The use of soap and skincare products with a higher pH-value can dehydrate the skin and cause irritation, dryness and a change in the bacterial flora.
Healthy skin has a pH value between 4.5-7. If you have a pH-value above or below these numbers, it means that your skin is not in balance. Team SIGR recommend using our face moist that has the pH-value 5,0 which is gentle on the skin. The same goes for our body lotion that has the pH-value 4,5.
How to treat dry skin
Apply the products twice a day. You get the best result applying moisture after a shower. Thoroughly apply the lotion to your entire body. When you use your face cream, remember to use a cream made for the face. The skin on your face is thinner and more delicate than on the rest of your body. Our Face Moist contains Glycerine which has moisturising properties as well as tocopherol which helps keep the skin free from harmful bacteria.