Why we develop dry skin
Dry skin – what is behind it
The result is that the skin feels taut and scaly and becomes red. The thin areas of the skin or areas without subcutaneous (fatty) tissue and sebaceous glands such as shins, elbows and knees are at particular risk.
SOS in winter – how to protect your skin!
Lips need extra care in winter
Moisturising rituals – how to make dry skin beautiful again
Our tips for combatting dry skin
- Do not use any irritating washing gels or heavily foaming make-up removal products on dry skin. They remove extra moisture from the skin and destroy its natural protective barriers. It is better to use a moisturising shower product such as NIVEA In-Shower Pampering Soft Milk or the In-Shower Body Milk with Honey & Milk, which make your skin smooth and supple whilst showering.
- Also choose rich creams, body lotions and products with urea, hydra IQ and dexpanthenol for your daily care routine, such as NIVEA Repair & Care SOS Body Lotion. This provides intensive care and prevents tightness and dehydration.
- NIVEA Body Milk with Almond Oil also protects the skin from drying out. This rich formula with organic argan oil and organic jojoba oil supports the natural balance of the skin.
- For an even more intensive effect, liberally apply creams like NIVEA Rich Day Cream with a formula of vitamin E and almond oil to your face and use as a mask. Allow to it to absorb for 15 minutes and then carefully remove the excess with a cosmetic cloth or massage it in gently.
- NIVEA Repair & Care Body Lotion or Body Cream.
Natural strength for combatting dry skin
Peeling your skin soft and supple
Homemade scrubs from natural ingredients
Apply scrub in a circular motion
Caring for your skin begins with healthy nutrition – look after your skin from the inside
- You should drink at least two litres of water per day, as a lack of moisture also dries out your skin.
If in doubt, test yourself: Pinch your hand with your thumb and index finger. If, after letting go, the skin returns slowly to its original state, your skin is not being supplied with sufficient moisture.
- Eat nuts! They are a delicious supply of energy and contain lots of healthy fats, minerals and vitamins.
- Oily saltwater fish and dried apricots supply the body with calcium and are anti-ageing aids.
- Carrot and tomato juices are full of healthy vitamins that, with the addition of a little linseed oil, can be absorbed particularly well into the body.
- Having a balanced healthy diet promotes health and strengthens your body’s largest organ: your skin