No matter what time of year it is, some of us always seem to be suffering from dry, sensitive skin. Whether it's due to constant allergies and sensitivities from harsh chemicals in products, or if it just seems like your skin has an unquenchable thirst, no matter how much moisturiser you slather on, here are some tips to ensure you protect your dry, sensitive skin all year round:
Discover what irritates your skin
There are many causes for dry and sensitive skin and it’s important to understand what makes your skin tick. How often do you grab a product off the shelf and put it on your face or body, not really sure of what’s being absorbed? From daily makeup to harsh cleansers, many of us aren’t completely sure what's causing our skin to flare up and dry out.
Dry skin and sensitive skin usually go hand in hand. Generally speaking, sensitive skin refers to skin that can easily and quickly break out in rashes (most commonly eczema and dermatitis) where the skin becomes red, itches and burns or stings. These reactions can be caused by a number of things, including the products you use, the weather or even a combination of smaller factors, such as stress and diet. This means that it’s important to not only find what’s causing the reaction to soothe and reduce inflammation but to help protect it for any future reactions. While reactions most noticeably occur on the face, they can break out across the whole body, too. This can happen to both men and women of all ages and reactions can last from a few days to a few months - or even longer!
If you're prone to sensitivities, you need to find natural products to help restore and protect your skin. A good place to start is to look for a soft cleanser and lotion that's free from harsh chemicals to avoid causing itchy or irritated skin while also helping soothe and calm any problems you might be experiencing. While there’s the temptation to skip moisturising your skin when you’re facing a rash or cracked skin, it’s actually better to make sure you give it that extra layer of protection a moisturiser provides.
Your skin is always thirsty – remember to hydrate it!
We don’t just mean drink more water, but that’s always a great way to help keep skin looking fresh and youthful, so drink up! Your skin is the body’s biggest organ, and every day it’s subject to more than the harsh chemicals we put on it ourselves. From sunlight damage to environmental pollutants, every day is a battle zone for people with dry and sensitive skin. It’s important you give it that extra layer of armour to help it survive.
Never skip moisturising! It takes just one minute each morning and night, but it’s so easy to simply forget about it. Let’s break that habit now. For a simple solution, the Natralus Intensive Skin Therapy Moisturising Lotion is perfect for dry, sensitive skin from head to toe with organic paw paw, organic aloe vera and Vitamin E making 95% of the soft moisturiser. The main ingredient in most other moisturisers is water, meaning this incredibly light but powerful moisturiser is sure to protect and soothe your skin. Enriched with shea butter for added moisture and suppleness, and chamomile to help soothe your skin, this moisturiser goes on light and absorbs quickly with enough natural goodness to keep your skin well hydrated all day long.
Despite misconceptions, even acne-prone skin needs to be moisturised. The lightness of the Natralus Intensive Skin Therapy Moisturising Lotion means it’s useful for people with acne and dry skin, completely changing the game for anyone who has previously been overwhelmed looking for the right skincare. Natralus has found a balance knowing that even people with dry or sensitive skin get breakouts. Try it - your skin will thank you!
Perfect for rashes, dry and weather-damaged skin, the Natralus Intensive Skin Therapy Moisturising Lotion helps to minimise peeling from sun damage and helps encourage the healing of burns and grazes. Proving to be a wonder product, it’s also great to keep a tube to hand to help soothe the occasional shaving rash for both him and her.
Everyone runs a different lifestyle, and it’s essential that you find a routine that works for you. Different parts of your skin need different love too, and it’s important to pay attention to what you need.
Just like you need to make sure you use the right moisturiser for your face and body, you need to make sure you’re washing yourself with the right product. The Natural Gentle Wash offers a soft and non-drying way for you to do this. It's made to be pH balanced to help your skin become softer and soothed while still thoroughly washed. It's soap and sulphate free and contains no harsh detergents, making it suitable for anyone who suffers from dry skin conditions including eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis. The non-irritating cleanser is also suitable to use over the whole body as well as the face, keeping your routine simple and easy to remember.
In your skincare journey, don’t forget your lips, which are also often left out to dry in the harsh Australian climate. To keep your precious lips ready for that perfect peck, Natralus has Australia’s favourite paw paw lip cream, Essential Paw Paw Ointment, which is sure to help replenish moisture levels and provide extra protection. Hot tip – it’s also great for small rashes and helps to relieve the itching of insect bites, too!
Don’t give up!
The quest to find the right skincare for dry and sensitive skin can seem like a long one as you find the perfect balance. Have peace of mind using Natralus products - all are made using natural and certified organic ingredients and are dermatologically tested to reduce inflammation and encourage protection. They'll give you the skin you’ve always dreamed of!
Don’t hide under makeup or long sleeves anymore by letting your skin be controlled by your sensitivities and dryness. Take control and help give yourself the luscious, supple and soft skin you deserve.