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Dry Skin

Definition: Type of skin that suffers from an alteration in cellular cohesion, a deficiency in natural moisturizing factors (NMF) and a deficiency in the production of fatty substances. This lack of hydrolipidic film exposes the epidermis to external aggressions and causes water loss. Dry skin, often on face, hands and legs, is identified by tension, a tight skin texture, sensations of discomfort, its “crocodile skin” effect, flakes, tingling, lack of suppleness, redness, irritation, cracks, a dull appearance, and fine, rough skin.
Internal and external causes: Heredity, climatic changes, too aggressive care, certain medical treatments (anti-cholesterol…), certain skin pathologies and general diseases (eczema, nutritional deficiencies, psoriasis, etc…)
How to reduce or eliminate: Use products enriched with lipid-replenishing and occlusive agents (ceramides, squalane, vegetable oils, vegetable butters, vegetable waxes, etc.).
Preventative steps to take: Drink enough water (1.5 liters per day); choose non-aggressive products; avoid overheated environments; pat your skin on the face dry without rubbing; just use a lotion or hydrosol in the morning during the cleansing stage.

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