While dry skin affects almost 50%* of us, severe dry skin can lead to unsightly and uncomfortable skin complications which require intense treatment to restore plump, soft and moisture-rich skin.
Dry skin occurs for several reasons, including environmental factors such as humidity, dry cool air and exposure to indoor heating and cooling. Dry skin can also be caused by the use of soaps and harsh skin care products which strip the skin of natural oils and compromise the skin barrier.
An impaired skin barrier can lead to excess moisture loss from the skin. When this occurs, the skin struggles to maintain hydration levels and becomes vulnerable to external bacteria and impurities as they penetrate the skin's barrier and instigate flare ups and inflammation.
Humectants absorb moisture from the air and then deliver that moisture directly to the skin cells. This hydrating action improves the skin’s ability to absorb moisture and nutrients for hydrated, healthy skin. When humectant ingredients such as Sodium PCA are incorporated in skin care products, they essentially "hydrate skin cells by increasing their water content," says board-certified dermatologist, Meghan Feely. Humectants remedy severely dry skin with rich hydrating properties that are easily absorbed for targeted delivery to the skin's cells.
Emollients play a vital skin protection role (in moisturisers) for protecting the skin and preventing moisture loss. Moisturisers condition the skin while emollients such as Liquid Paraffin and Colloidal Oatmeal form an occlusive layer over the skin which holds water and supports the skin barrier.
In addition to supporting water levels, Colloidal Oatmeal soothes the skin with anti-inflammatory action and softens the surface of the skin ultimately relieving itch, dryness and flaking, and promoting skin suppleness.
Moisturisers prevent severe skin dryness and the exacerbation of dry skin symptoms when they combine the actions of emollient, humectant and occlusive ingredients.
Dermavive's Intensive Body Hydrating Oil is a rich and nourishing skin treatment with humectant and emollient actions due to the inclusion of Sodium PCA, Liquid Paraffin and Colloidal Oatmeal. Dermavive Intensive Body Hydrating Oil is recommended for severe dry skin as it actively restores and maintains water levels - relieving the feeling of skin dryness instantly.
Dermavive Intensive Body Hydrating Oil remedies severe dry skin conditions and prevents the occurrence of inflammation and redness. Dermatologically approved, it can be applied to chapped, broken skin without sensitivity or reactivity.
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