A lack of water in the topmost layer of the epidermis causes dry skin or xeroderma. According to the American Skin Association, the skin owes its softness to its water content, and the lipids prevent its evaporation. The glands in the skin also help, and the skin has natural factors that help moisturize. But all these can be compromised by external factors like temperature and humidity and internal factors like hormones and diseases.
Gade et al. (2022) state that dry skin presents with a scaly, flaky, tight appearance, and rough texture. It can also be itchy, which causes wounds and excoriations. These symptoms are burdens to the people who experience them, so they look for solutions to the main problem.
There are many ways to treat dry skin like taking shorter baths, preventing bathing using warm water, and using humidifiers during dry seasons, However, the most popular way of managing dry skin nowadays is by using moisturizers.
Moisturizers available in the market contain humectants, emollients, and occlusives. Humectants attract and bind water, emollients trap water, while occlusives seal the water in the skin and prevent water loss. All of these are effective, but some ingredients, like fragrances, can irritate the skin. So, what should you use?
Several natural oils and extracts also possess the same properties without causing adverse effects on the skin. Products from CANhaveTODAY are 100% natural, vegan, safe, and effective for dry skin. Each ingredient is well-researched and scientifically proven to have biological activities.
All our products can help prevent and manage dry skin, and they have more activities and properties that promote healthy and nourished skin. Read our blog to find out more about the ingredients we use in our products.