How to moisturise dry skin in 6 steps?


People with dry skin are well aware of these issues: a feeling of tightness, rough skin and a lack of flexibility.

You have dry skin if, when you apply a moisturiser in the morning, you already feel like you have to reapply it by lunchtime. Keeping your face well hydrated seems to be a constant challenge. However, with a few specific moisturising treatments, we promise it's possible to keep your skin silky and hydrated all day long.

1. Cleansing for sensitive skin

Some soaps are such powerful detergents that they can dry out your skin. To avoid this, choose creamy products that cleanse impurities without irritating your skin and that leave it silky smooth. Castanha shower creamhas the texture of a cream, it cleanses the skin while moisturising it and its effect lasts for 6 hours. It contains Castanha oils, an ingredient dervied from Brazil's biodiversity that has moisturising benefits for your skin.

2. Hydrating toner

Toning your skin after cleansing it well should be an essential step in your beauty ritual, especially if you have rather dry skin. Toners usually remove toxins and cell residue and prepare your skin to better absorb cosmetic care products, Chronos hydrating toner with Cell Detox technology is no exception. In addition, it soothes and stimulates hydration of the epidermis for 12 hours.

3. High-tech moisturising care

The essential step for dry skin. Moisturising products create a barrier on the epidermis that limits water evaporation and supplies your skin with ingredients that trap water molecules in the environment, immediately increasing skin hydration. In addition, a good moisturizer should strengthen the skin barrier so that the skin retains its natural moisture, as Chronos moisturisers do.
And if you are concerned about the first signs of ageing, we recommend that you use anti-ageing day and night creams suited to your age. They provide the same benefits and also have an anti-wrinkle action tailored to your needs.

4. Water temperature

We know that it's often harder in cold weather, but try to resist the temptation to take overly hot showers, especially if you clean your face at the same time. Hot water can attack your skin's natural, causing dehydration and making it even drier, and this is true for both body and face. Ideally, the water should be lukewarm, close to your body temperature (up to 37°C).

5. Hydrate from the inside out

There's little point in keeping the surface of your skin well hydrated if you don't drink enough water. The amount you should drink everyday varies and depends on your weight, the outside temperature and your physical activity. But in general, you should drink 35 ml of water per kg per day. For example, a woman weighing 70 kg should drink 2.45 litres (70 x 35). But if she is physically active or lives somewhere hot, this amount should be increased.

6. Always protect your skin

All skin types suffer from sun exposure, but the effect on dry skin is even more intense. Avoid exposure to direct sunlight and use sunscreen every day. Preferably use sun protection adapted to your skin type that also moisturises, like Chronos SPF 30 tinted moisturiser. This product also smooths imperfections and has an antioxidant action.

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