Dry skin is a common condition that everyone experiences at some point in their life. It occurs when the most superficial layer of our skin, the epidermis, doesn’t produce or is lacking the water that it needs to keep the skin hydrated, moisturized, and plump. And because our skin is the largest organ of our body, it can be especially tricky to keep hydrated.
Dry skin can be caused by a variety of factors: from dry summer weather, handwashing, allergies, environmental toxins, or even autoimmune diseases. Whatever the causing factor is, it brings on scaly or flaky dry patches, and is often associated with redness, inflammation, and itching. It can be hard to care for dry skin, especially when there are so many factors that explain why your skin is drying up. However, we have some tips and tricks for tackling dry skin when you need it the most.
- Hydrate and repair with LUV CBG. CBG can be especially helpful for skin renewal, cell regeneration, smoothing, dryness, redness, and itching. Apply a full dropper of oil to the affected areas of the skin in the morning and before bedtime. You can even mix a full dropper in with your favorite moisturizer for an extra boost of locked-in hydration.
- Try Vitamin E oil - it’s essential for skin to stay moisturized. Use a dropper of Vitamin E oil after each shower/bath, in the morning and night, by gently rubbing it into problem skin areas.
- Make sure to use sunblock. Since the UV is stronger in the summer, make sure to use at least an SPF 30+ when you’re exposed to the sun. This is often overlooked, but if exposed without sunblock, your skin can suffer skin damage including excess dryness, redness and itching.
- Choose non-irritating clothes and laundry detergents to avoid skin irritation that causes redness and drying.
- Avoid products that contain alcohol or fragrance as they can strip the skin of its natural oils.
- Limit the heat of your showers and baths. Hot water can be damaging to your skin, and strip the natural oils that your body needs to retain moisture. Instead of high heat, opt for lukewarm water and try to reduce the length of your showers. Try finishing with a cold shower to close your pores and give your immune system a boost.