Dry skin is a common condition characterized by a lack of water in the most superficial layer of the skin and lack of natural oils which causes small fine flakes, cracking, dry patches and itchiness. It’s more common in colder winter months, drier climates and in more mature men and women. Basic dry skin prevention such as avoiding harsh soaps, chemicals, overuse of sanitizers. Frequent applications of emollients and moisturizers, as well as gentle exfoliation is key in treating this condition. Most common dry areas are lower legs, hands and arms. Constantly rubbing and scratching the area can cause the skin to become thick and leathery, small red bumps may appear on the skin and can be irritated, open and become infected if scratched.
What products /ingredients can treat dry skin?
Glycolic acid – Found naturally in sugarcane and fruits and is effective on all skin types. Glycolic acid exfoliates and helps to attract moisture to the skin which can leave you feeling hydrated throughout the day.
Aloe Vera – A great moisturizer that absorbs quickly absorbs into the skin and is also ideal for sensitive skin. Aloe also helps to reduce redness and soothes irritated skin and is safe to use on acne prone or sensitive skin.
Lactic acid – If you have very dry skin, lactic acid is a powerhouse ingredient; it’s used in many prescription moisturizers. It’s exfoliating, hydrating and moisturizing is extremely effective in healing dry, cracked skin.
Urea – One of those little–known ingredients used mostly by dermatologists, to dramatically soften the crustiest of skin concerns. Urea is a humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air to hydrate the skin and is used in treating keratosis pilaris.
APS Products for dry skin- APS Micro Exfoliating pads, APS Deep Cleansing, APS Advanced Smoothing Body Butter, APS Body Polishing Treatment, APS Moisture Drench, APS Bacne Kit