Having dry skin is not really an option for any of us. Why? Aside from the fact that dry skin makes our face look dull and rough, it also tends to be more sensitive because of lack of protective moisture barrier against external elements that can easily irritate the skin. Even a slight change in temperature can lead to itchiness and redness.
Dry skin makes fine lines appear more visible including rough texture and other imperfections. When dry skin is not properly treated, it can lead to more severe problems such as dermatitis.
Dry skin is caused by environmental factors, skin care habits, lifestyle or internal factors. Weather and climate conditions can lead to dry skin. Ever noticed your hands getting very dry inside your air-conditioned office that you regularly need to apply hand cream? Bathing too long with hot water also strips away your skin’s natural moisture. If you really need a hot bath, make it short or try lukewarm water instead. The soap you use is also important. For those with dry skin, it is highly recommended to use fragrance-free soaps or cleansers. And while bathing, avoid scrubbing your skin too hard as you will strip away protective layers and natural oils. Exfoliate once a week if you really cannot escape exfoliation, and if you want to use body scrubs, just do it gently and don’t scrub like you have the skin of some 4-legged mammal. Remember that our skin is even thinner than paper.
Drinking enough water is very important to our body and to our skin’s condition as well. Make sure you drink enough water. The key, don’t wait until your thirsty before you drink water.
Having a healthy diet, as everyone has been telling us, also has an impact on how we look on the outside. Minimize intake of junk food and sugar drinks. Increase your fruits and vegetable diet. Take your daily supplements as there are a lot of nutrients that we need which we cannot ingest completely from our daily diet.
And, of course, having the right skincare products to address dry, dull skin will be of great importance in treating our skin right. I came across Elianto’s Organic Hydra skincare range, a 5-piece collection of products formulated to give superior hydration to all skin types.
Organic Hydra has combined gentle yet effective ingredients to deliver hydration and anti-aging benefits:
Organic Rose Water – maintains the skin’s optimal hydration level to keep the skin supple, soft and smooth. Known for its antibacterial and antiseptic properties, rose water has been a precious ingredient for beauty and skin-healing treatments for centuries.
Organic Hydrosalinol (Salicorne) – provides extreme moisture, helps retain skin moisture, prevents moisture loss and restores the skin’s natural moisture barrier. Organic Salicorne is a plant rich in antioxidants with over 90 kinds of ocean minerals.
Hydrolyzed Collagen – helps fight the aging process, keeps the skin suppler and prevents formation of wrinkles and sagging skin. Hydrolysed Collagen leaves the skin with improved elasticity, tone and texture.
Organic Hydra has 5 products:
Gel Cleanser (RM43/ 150ml) – thoroughly yet gently removes impurities and make-up without irritation while maintaining the skin’s natural moisture. Suitable for all skin types. Oil-free and soap free.
Face Toner (RM55/ 150ml) – cleans, soothes and repairs the skin with its hydration-rich components. Suitable for all skin types.
Serum (RM59/ 50ml) – hydrates the skin and protects against free radicals, prevents and reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and improves skin tone and firmness. Suitable for all skin types.
Moist Gel (RM65/ 150ml) – prevents moisture loss while stimulating collagen production, eliminates dull, flaky skin while reducing the appearance or formation of wrinkles. Works well with make-up and foundation. Suitable for all skin types.
Intensive Mask (RM75/ 50ml) – restores radiance, combats dryness, rejuvenates the skin, plumps up wrinkles and fine lines, improves elasticity, skin tone and texture. Suitable for all skin types.
DAY – Cleanser — Toner — Serum — Moist Gel, and for those who need extra hydration, use the Intensive Mask after moist gel.
NIGHT – Cleanser — Toner — Serum — Moist Gel — Intensive Mask (no need to wash off)
The Organic Hydra range is available at all Elianto outlets across Malaysia.