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HOW TO TREAT DRY SKIN | The Body Shop®

HOW TO TREAT
DRY SKIN

Learn what causes dry skin, and find the right skincare
to help keep it hydrated.

WHAT IS DRY SKIN?

Your skin is your body’s first defence against the elements, such as weather and water. Dry skin is a very common skin condition that can be marked by scaling, itching, and cracking, and can develop on any part of the body. Skin can begin to feel rough and tight, and even start to redden and become more sensitive.

Some people are born with dry skin, while external triggers, ageing and hormonal changes can also be a factor. Since the face is more exposed to the elements and the environment, it’s important to find the right skincare routine to care for dry skin, with gentle formulas that won’t strip away its natural barrier.

WHAT CAUSES DRY SKIN?

Dry skin is caused by many factors, such as weather conditions or water hardness. Perhaps you have naturally dry skin, or are exposed to extreme cold and wind or medications that contribute to a loss of moisture. Additionally, harsh soaps, certain fabrics, extended hot showers, and lack of hydration can contribute to dry skin.

TOP 5 CAUSES OF DRY SKIN

• Environmental triggers like harsh weather conditions and UV rays
• Diet and not drinking enough water
• Ageing and hormonal changes
• Certain medications
• Harsh soaps, over-washing and the wrong skincare

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INTRODUCING OUR DRY SKIN SOLUTIONS

Our Vitamin E skincare range is a skincare icon. One of our bestselling ranges, it helps moisturise and protect skin from factors like stress, late nights and harsh weather, boosted with hyaluronic acid.

To revitalise skin, replenish moisture and revive radiance, our Oils of Life™ skincare range was created by infusing 3 precious seed oils from around the world, known for their revitalising properties on skin – black cumin seed oil from Egypt, camellia seed oil from China and rosehip seed oil from Chile.

THE DRY SKIN ROUTINE

1. Remove make-up with the Camomile Cleansing Oil
A nourishing oil formula to gently remove make-up.

2. Cleanse with the Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Cleansing Oil-In-Gel
Care while you cleanse with this rich gel-to-milk cleanser.

3. Prep skin with the Vitamin E Hydrating Toner
Helps remove traces of make-up and prepare skin for moisturiser.

4. Replenish & activate with the Vitamin E Aqua Boost Essence Lotion
Replenishes skin’s moisture with a lightweight, gellified texture.

5. Treat & massage with the Oils of Life™ Intensely Revitalising Facial Oil and Twin-Ball Facial Massager
Intensely revitalise skin and help improve its circulation with a massage.

6. Care for your eyes with the Oils of Life™ Eye Cream Gel and Precision Eye Massager
Revitalise the delicate eye contour with this lightweight cream-gel and soothing massager.

7. Protect by day with the Vitamin E Intense Moisture Cream
A rich, non-greasy cream to lock in moisture for all-day hydration.

8. Protect by night with the Vitamin E Serum-in-Oil
A lightweight, non-greasy serum-in-oil to moisturise skin overnight.

9. Treat 2-3 times a week with the Vitamin E Sink In Moisture Sleeping Mask or Ethiopian Honey Deep Nourishing Mask
Replenish dry skin with a deeply hydrating mask when desired.

THE BENEFITS OF HYALURONIC ACID

A wonderful ingredient from nature, hyaluronic acid is the star ingredient in our iconic Vitamin E Moisture Cream and new Vitamin E Gel Moisture Cream formulas. It generates a film on top of the natural skin barrier, creating a kind of reservoir on top and within the skin’s surface to improve natural moisture levels for up to 48 hours. We salvage leftover wheat stalks from French wheat grain harvests. These are then included in the biofermentation process to help deliver 100% natural origin hyaluronic acid.

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