The skin has to deal with all kinds of aggressions from your environment – such as changes in temperature, pollution or the sun – that could dry it up. It is therefore necessary to hydrate and nourish it to strengthen the hydrolipidic film that serves as a barrier against water loss.
Should you feed or moisturize your skin?
By definition, dehydrated skin will need water. Every type of skin must be hydrated, even oily skin! Feel free to make your skin diagnosis to discover your skin type or read our article dedicated to skin types.
Dehydrated skin is recognized by the feeling of tightness, especially after the shower and in winter. This sensation is not constant and the skin often remains smooth and comfortable. If this is your case, a moisturizing body care will be enough to soften your skin. Note that a hydrating milk has a fluid and light texture, so it is suitable for people in a hurry because it penetrates quickly into the epidermis. This means that the clothes will not stick to the skin but it will be hydrated.
For its part, malnourished skin lacks lipids: ceramides and also the lipids forming the hydrolipidic film. In addition to not being able to retain water in the epidermis, dry skin is particularly uncomfortable. They are recognized by the appearance of “crocodile skin” in the legs in particular. This type of dry skin, atopic tendency, therefore needs a specific care rich in nourishing and soothing active ingredients. If you feel tugging just a few hours after applying a product, then your skin is very dry and needs a nourishing body care.
How to choose a really effective body care?
Mineral and esterified oils, unnecessary for the skin and harmful for the environment, are present in most care. The ingredients in your treatment should ideally be of natural origin for better effectiveness on your skin. It is therefore important to look at the composition of your care to moisturize your skin while respecting the environment. The list of ingredients contained in your care is ranked in descending order according to its present quantity. Each ingredient is written in Latin and English the chemical is specified, for example “seed oil”. This allows more transparency on the composition of care and facilitates international understanding.
Vegetable oils and butters are rich in essential fatty acids, which are both nutritious and anti-inflammatory, act optimally on your skin. Some vegetable oils are particularly known for their moisturizing properties such as avocado, flax, jojoba, coconut, sweet almond … In addition to hydrating, flaxseed oil is also rich in omega-3 , which helps soothe irritated skin. Organic shea butter and cocoa butter are two assets rich in nutrients, they are often present in moisturizing care compositions.
How to have softer body skin?
You can make gentle scrubs to remove dead skin and replenish the hydrolipidic film even if you have dry skin. However, be careful not to do more than once a week, great maximum. To smooth your skin naturally, you can mix a splash of olive oil with a teaspoon of sugar and apply it on your body. Then just wait and rinse. This scrub is not suitable for particularly fragile skin.
After being washed with organic soap surgras, because it does not dry the skin, moisturize your body with an organic care. Although it may sometimes seem pointless to use a body treatment after a shower, your skin will be delighted and you will see the results of good hydration in the long term.
Divert care containing SLS that tend to attack and dry especially sensitive skin. In the same way, avoid also those made of palm oil because of its harmful effect on the environment.
Finally, the hydration of the skin also passes through the hydration of the body, so it is important to drink 2 liters of water a day. Remember to drink more in the summer to avoid dehydration caused by sweating.
In conclusion, it is essential to use a body cream really adapted to its needs (hydration or nutrition) by assessing the general comfort of its skin (transient or permanent tugging). However, one must not neglect to choose care that contains a high content of vegetable oils and not filler oils.
At oOlution, we ban all these unnecessary oils and use exclusively vegetable oils bio first cold pressure for maximum efficiency. In addition to this, the wide variety of our active ingredients, including anti-inflammatory and soothing, allows to take care of dry skin, sensitive and atopic tendency, in a perfectly adapted and effective way.