Your risk of suffering from dry skin increases as you age.
Every person’s experience of dry skin is completely unique. However, the biology which causes dry skin it is not. Dry skin refers to a lack of natural oils in your skin, called sebum. Oily skin types make too much sebum. Dry skin types make too little sebum.
Sebum is required to lock moisture in and to keep pollution out. This is called the skin’s barrier function. A good barrier function makes for healthy, hydrated, supple, age-resistant skin. A poor barrier function makes for dry, dull, rough, textured, older-than-your years skin. Skin with an impaired barrier function is also more prone to developing age spots.
Why do you have dry skin?
You can have dry skin for a number of reasons:
- Genetic – a family history of dry skin
- Your hormone balance has changed
- You are using the wrong skincare
- Your diet is unbalanced
The risk of developing dry skin increases with age. Years ago, you may have been told that your skin is oily, but this may no longer be the case, as natural sebum production slows down with age.
Why is dry skin bad?
- Fine lines appear deeper and wrinkles are more pronounced.
- Chronic dryness may lead to persistent irritation, redness and inflammation.
- Skin tends to become sensitive, leading to horribly uncomfortable feeling skin.
- Skincare, makeup and suncare are difficult to use effectively on chronically dry skin.
- Skin may appear rough, uneven, patchy, dull and sallow.
Take action now to avoid. Be sure you’re using skincare that is right for you.
Don’t believe these common dry skin myths:
1. Choose only pH-balanced cleansers
Healthy skin is slightly acidic, and so should be your cleanser. Most cleansers, including soaps, are alkaline. They destroy the skin’s natural acid mantle, causing the skin to become sensitive and flaky, and contributing to dehydration.
2. Use a gentle cleanser
Most cleansers contain chemicals that are harmful to your skin, such as SLS and SLES, also used as industrial degreasers. Needless to say, stay away from these products and use products containing natural ingredients instead.
3. Use moisturisers rich in natural oils
Replenishing your skins natural oils helps repair your skin’s natural barrier function, sealing in more moisture, and fixing problems related to dry skin.
4. Use skincare that is rich in antioxidants
Dry skin lacks antioxidants and a natural protective barrier. Supplementing your skin with antioxidant-rich ingredients assists with fending off free radicals, such as traffic-related particles that causes dark spots.
griffin+row is based on the premise that skincare is about skin health care – it is not a fashion item. griffin+row is determined to stay true to the purpose of giving you only the very best daily care for your skin, with a regime that is time- and cost-effective.
What do you get when you ask a PhD-qualified research scientist to develop a naturally effective skincare system?
The result is griffin+row, a synergistic blend of the purest plant extracts chosen for their antioxidant and regenerative properties. Developed from the ground up to address the visible signs of skin ageing, including dry skin and skin dehydration.
Why 28 days? – At griffin+row, we would like to give you better skin tomorrow. The reality is that there is no quick fix – transforming your skin takes time and effort, as many underlying causes need to be addressed.
Our skincare takes time to become effective, as skin cells take around 28 days to renew. Within two weeks, people will generally start to see change, but results will get even better over time. Our skincare is not a quick fix, as it supports skin’s natural functions at each level, and provides it with nutrition to slow down ageing.