Friday, 12 September 2014

Fight The Flake: Best Skincare Products to Combat Dry Skin

We all suffer from dry skin at some point, whether its dry hands and face from the cold winter months, or dry legs from long days spent in the sunshine, it’s not a huge issue but it is something you should look to banish in order to keep your skin looking young and feeling smooth and supple.

This post written by the team at Mrs Pharamcy, a leading UK-based online chemist, talks you through ways to keep your skin healthy and hydrated as well as an insight into some of the best products available to help you combat your dry skin.

To kick start your journey to healthier skin, here are a few things you can do to improve your skin’s condition:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat foods rich in omega-3 such as fish and nuts
  • Limit your hot showers; hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils. Take shorter, warm showers instead
  • Use a gentle cleanser once a day to carefully clean your skin of any impurities
Moisturise your skin as soon as you get out of the shower. The best time to apply moisturiser is when your skin is still moist, simply pat yourself dry with a clean towel before applying, this way your skin is still damp and will absorb more of the moisturiser

You’ll also need a good quality moisturiser that works for you - the first stage of looking for a moisturiser that will help dry skin is to check what’s in the products you’re buying. There are certain ingredients that are excellent for dry skin such as ceramides, dimethicone and glycerine - these soothe the skin and help it to retain water. Lanolin, petroleum jelly and mineral oils do a similar job but these help you hold onto the water the skin absorbs when you take a shower or bath.

There are an unending number of products on the market designed to target dry skin, here are a few handpicked products perfect for hydrating your skin:




Eau Thermale Avène XeraCalm A.D



The French dermo-cosmetic brand is well best known for its use of Avène Thermal spring water which is clinically proven to soothe skin and reduce irritation. A relatively new addition to the Avène collection is the XeraCalm AD range, which includes a balm, cream and cleansing oil and has been specifically designed to relieve moderate dryness as well as soothing the skin. Formulated with fewer ingredients as possible, its fragrance and paraben free, making it safe for babies, children and adults.

QV Moisturising Cream

QV Cream helps to seal in the skin’s natural moisture by acting as a protective barrier, it also has squalene in it which is a natural ingredient found within the oil in our skin. The whole range is designed for those areas that are prone to dryness such as your hands, elbows and knees and the best part is its fragrance free and ideal for sensitive skin.



Eucerin Daily Replenishing Lotion

The Eucerin range is packed full of specialised products for dry skin, this moisturising lotion is ideal for daily use, containing sunflower oil, it nourishes your skin and much like the QV cream, it helps maintain your skin’s natural barrier. Eucerin also have a replenishing, night face cream, if your skin often feels tight this one would be a perfect choice for you. Eucerin are currently giving away free samples, and you can pick between three products depending on your skin’s needs. You’ll also find the entire Eucerin range online at Mistrys Pharmacy.

The most important thing to remember when it comes to combatting dry skin issues is that once you’ve got it under control, you must stick to your skincare regime to keep your skin looking and feeling great!





*Guest post by Mistrys Pharmacy

29 comments:

  1. I suffer from dry skin during the colder months. I've used Avène Thermal products for years which really helps.

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  2. I need to go and check some of these products out as I have such dry skin at the moment!

    Hannah Heartss x

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  3. I need to up my water intake again, my skin also gets bad in the winter. I never knew that about showers.

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  4. I have very dry skin, so your advice is really useful. I will check out these products.

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  5. A great post honey! I have used the Avene cleanser and thermal spring water spray for months and I absolutely love both of them for my dry slightly sensitive skin. xx I'd recommend them to everyone.

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  6. I suffer from dry hands and like the sound of the QV cream x

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  7. I used the Avene water spray on flights and it is a great product. So I am sure the other products in the range must be good too

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  8. I get dry skin in the winter but I really do love my hot showers and baths. I must cool them down!

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  9. I have seen most of them always wanted to try the Eau Thermale Avène

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  10. I find dry hands have been much more of a problem since my son is out of nappies, as I'm now washing my hands with him after bathroom trips. Of course we could just be more like men.... and hardly ever wash our hands! ;-)

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  11. I love ETA products, wanna try the QV cream now. :)

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  12. I'm terrible at drinking water in fact anything really. We don't have a shower and the boiler is broken so hot water is not an issue!

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  13. Great tips! I don't personally suffer from dry skin but I'm sure this post will help lots of people out! :)

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  14. Great tips here! I don't suffer with dry skin, however my skin is very dehydrated so that can be a bit of a nightmare to sort out x

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  15. Great tips! At the moment I have dry skin only on my legs, so I still take my hot showers and I do moisturize my skin morning and evening. That's why go through so many body butters :P

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  16. Fantastic tips. Thank you. My skin is awful at the moment -.-

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  17. I am so bad with the long, hot showers. I know I'm not doing my skin any favours.

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  18. I love Eucerin Daily Replenishing Lotion, it works quite well. I just need to remember to use it daily, which I don't=(

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  19. Great tips. I use most of them to keep dry skin at bay.
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  20. Great tips! I'm terrible for drinking water I hate it but I know it's so good for me!

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  21. I notice the difference when I remember to drink lots of water!

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  22. I love Eucerin and Avene products. I must remember to drink more water though

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  23. My skin feels so dry at the moment I'll have to give these a try...

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  24. Fabulous tips here I'll have to look into some of these products and increase my nuts/seeds/fish x

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  25. My skin gets really dry and I even get atopic rash when it's winter. Me and winter, we don't understand each other.

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  26. I love avenue products - they suit my skin beautifully

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  27. I suffer terribly with dry skin, and now the winter's coming it will only get worse. Thanks for sharing these products

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  28. I have incredibly dry skin, so some really useful tips here. But I can't take a warm shower. It just has to be hot :(

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