Adopting suitable habits and using special treatments are often enough to restore comfort and suppleness to your skin:
• Avoid hot baths. Opt instead for quick showers under warm water.
• After washing, dry yourself carefully by patting your skin rather than rubbing it.
• Use a mild cleanser suited to dry skin (emollient-rich) when washing, and avoid soap.
• Moisturise each day and each time you wash your face and body, using a cream specifically formulated for dry skin.
• Always remove your make-up before going to bed, and if possible use a nourishing make-up remover (oil or milk).
• Drink at least 1.5 litres of water per day.
• Do not overheat your home or workplace in the wintertime. If need be, use an air humidifier.
• Wear gloves when cleaning.
• Eat a balanced diet. In particular, vary your oil consumption (olive, rapeseed, walnut, grape seed, etc.) to ensure you get the right amounts of essential fatty acids.
• Never go out in the sun without protection.
If your skin stays dry despite these precautions, or if your skin dryness is caused by eczema or psoriasis, see your skin specialist who will prescribe an appropriate treatment.