Here's Why Your Skin Feels so Dry - 5 Causes of Dry Skin

What causes dry skin - Why does my Skin Feel So Dry

Dry itchy skin is caused by the loss of hydration on the skin surface combined with increased transepidermal water loss, which is the amount of water that passively evaporates through skin to the external environment due to factors like

  • Skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis or rosacea
  • Reduced sebum brought on by the aging process
  • Dry weather or excessive time with dry air indoors 
  • Dehydration not drinking enough water
  • Chronic conditions like, diabetes or kidney disease 

Solutions to get rid of Dry Itchy Skin

  1. Use a gentle cleanser like our creamy African Black Soap Body wash with Colloidal Oats. Colloidal oatmeal locks in moisture, giving your skin a chance to rehydrate. It also softens your skin and soothes itching. Its anti-inflammatory properties and helps balance your skin's natural pH level
  2. Use moisturisers that are hydrating and emollient. Don't be afraid to layer a cream or lotion with a heavier balm or butter to lock in moisture. Our Nourishing Body Cream and Whipped Body Butter are a great duo for locking in moisture during the cold dry season. They are rich in natural shea butter, cocoa butter, rice bran oil and colloidal oats.
  3. Apply a shea butter based moisturiser consistently. Think of it as therapy for your skin. Shea butter contains unique anti-inflammatory properties that protect and repair the skin barrier. A strong healthy skin barrier repair is smooth, hydrated and glows. Daily use of moisturisers rich in shea butter will protect and repair your skin over time

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