Dry facial skin, can leave you feeling like you don't look as youthful as you would like to. It can be irritating and in some cases your skin may be flaky or crack when you make facial expressions. Let's talk about what causes dry skin and the steps you can take to improve it. Read on to also discover our expert tips on how to use the best serum for dry skin effectively.
What Causes You to Have Dry Skin?
There are external and internal factors that can contribute to dry skin. Commonly however, it's a skin type that is specific to you.
Your skin is made up of numerous layers, with the stratum corneum being the outer most layer of the epidermis. It serves an important function as a protective barrier for your skin. The stratum corneum aids in hydration and when it becomes compromised, dry skin can be the result.
Factors that may contribute to dry skin include:
- An immune response (Atopy),
- Nutritional deficit,
- An existing skin condition,
- Specific diseases (diabetes, thyroid, malnourishment, Kidney),
- Environment (climate, sun exposure, humidity),
- Some medications,
- Skin products containing ingredients that dry out your skin
You may have been diagnosed with eczema, ichthyosis (a skin disorder), xerosis; a more severe form of xeroderma (or normal dry skin), or asteatosis (sebum shortage).
Some people experience patches of dry skin while others have dry facial skin on the whole. Evidence provides that xerosis can be improved with the right skin products and we believe we have the best serum for dry skin to deeply nourish and improve the condition of your skin.
If your symptoms persist, we recommend consulting the appropriate health professional.
Some Possible Symptoms of Dry Skin
The most common problem of all dry skin issues is itchiness. Here are some other indications of dry skin:
- Coarseness / grainy
- Red & irritated
- Loss of luminosity.
Now you have armed yourself with knowledge of what causes dry skin and if your symptoms indicate you have a dry skin problem, we can now focus on a solution so your skin can look and feel better.
The Best Serum for Dry Skin by Botani
To repair dry skin you'll want to tackle it on more than one front. It's important to ensure your skin retains water and that you also address the other reasons you have dry skin.
Botani has a unique range of soothing skincare and today, we will focus on the best serum for dry skin. In this case, we recommend our Olive Skin Serum as it will tackle dryness and provide you with fast relief.
How to Use the Botani Dry Skin Serum for Best results
To apply the Botani Olive Skin Serum to gain its full effect, you'll want to ensure your skin is clean and ready, for you to apply the dry skin serum. We recommend the following products in combination to combat dry skin.
Always avoid products that strip your skin and take steps to improve your diet and lifestyle to compliment your efforts to improve your dry skin.
Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin
Your skincare routine does not need to be complex to obtain great results. Follow these simple steps and see the results.
Morning: After cleansing, mix 2 to 3 drops of the dry skin serum into the Olive Repair Cream apply when the skin is clean and moist.
Night: After cleansing, apply 2 to 3 drops to your face prior to bedtime.
See also our dry skin tips.
Dry Skin Resources:
- The Australasian College of Dermatologists. ACD A-Z of Skin - Xerosis (dermcoll.edu.au)
- Uhoda E, Debatisse B, Paquet P, PiÃ©rard-Franchimont C, PiÃ©rard GE. La peau dite sÃ¨che du patient diabÃ©tique
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- Murphrey MB, Miao JH, Zito PM. Histology, Stratum Corneum.
. In: StatPearls . Treasure Island (FL): StatPearls Publishing; 2023 Jan-. Available from: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513299/
- Moniaga CS, Tominaga M, Takamori K. Mechanisms and Management of Itch in Dry Skin. Acta Derm Venereol. 2020 Jan 15;100(2):adv00024. doi: 10.2340/00015555-3344. PMID: 31940044; PMCID: PMC9129002.