What routine should I adopt for my very dry skin?
Having dry skin is never very pleasant: this feeling of discomfort and tightness can be annoying on a daily basis. Skin lacking water loses its radiance: duller, less supple, it instantly looks more tired and marks more easily, inconveniences we could do without! Fortunately, there are solutions to say no to dry skin and regain a healthy epidermis. Let's take stock of the origin of this dehydration, and the daily care products to adopt to replenish the skin's water content and restore its beauty!
Causes and symptoms of very dry and dehydrated skin
Do you know why dry skin can occur? In concrete terms, the skin's balance is linked to the hydrolipidic film. This natural protective barrier, which is found on the surface of the skin, has the role of limiting its water loss by protecting it from external aggressions, whatever they may be. It contains sebum, a fatty secretion produced by the sebaceous glands, which acts as a shield for the skin's surface layers in order to conserve its water supply. If the sebum is not present in sufficient quantity, if this barrier, for one reason or another, is abused and can no longer play its role, the balance of this protection is threatened. Dryness (called xerosis in the jargon) appears, as do the inconveniences that follow!
You may have naturally dry skin (as others may have combination or oily skin types), or dehydration may occur (episodically or for a longer period of time) due to changes in your life or environment. For example, winter temperatures and wind can attack the skin, causing a significant loss of water. Pregnancy and its hormonal upheaval can also lead to dehydration. Swimming enthusiasts may find that their skin becomes drier due to prolonged contact with water and chlorine. The dry air in your office or home can dry out the surface layer of your skin by absorbing its moisture...as can repeated showers, especially if the water is hard! The examples are numerous, and you will have understood, the causes of dehydration in daily life can be multiple, just like the inconveniences which result from it: itching, a feeling of discomfort, tightness, redness, loss of suppleness and elasticity, the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, roughness, cracks... In the worst cases, painful cracks and fissures appear... These signs of dehydration are not deceiving, and are neither aesthetic, nor pleasant!
However, dry skin is not a fatality and can be reversed by implementing a targeted beauty routine and using nutrient-rich, repairing face and body care products!
The THE GENUINE LAPLAND CREAM range: beneficial active ingredients for dry skin
Because we know that dry and dehydrated skin needs comfort and a cocooning sensation, we have created a complete range of products to nourish and protect the skin of the whole family with infinite softness. The effectiveness of these products is enhanced by a few simple daily steps: gentle cleansing of the skin, few long baths or showers, and a good water intake (at least 1.5L per day) which will help to significantly reduce dry skin!
THE GENUINE LAPLAND CREAM is inspired by the beauty secrets of Lappish women by incorporating an extract of three Arctic berries: raspberries, blackberries and Arctic Cranberry. Permanently subjected to a harsh and hostile climate, they are full of vitamins A, C and E, which are particularly interesting for cosmetics. Vitamin A promotes cell renewal and protects the skin against oxidation and external aggression. Vitamin C, which also has an anti-oxidant action, is perfect for giving an instant radiance: with it, say goodbye to a dull complexion! Vitamin E keeps the skin supple and well hydrated, and fights against facial ageing by strengthening the skin barrier.
The combination of these three vitamins constitutes a real shield against the various sources of dryness in everyday life (sun, wind, snow, etc.)
All three arctic Berries are responsibly grown and hand-harvested in the fairy-tale settings of the far north. As with all Polaar products, we take many precautions to harvest and integrate these berries into our products, without impacting the environment and without denaturing them. The berries are therefore extracted cold, using cryogenics (-28°C) so that the fruit retains its fantastic nourishing properties and does not oxidise. The creams are then made in France, with special attention to Our active ingredients .
We have integrated these three arctic Berries into the THE GENUINE LAPLAND CREAM range so that you can benefit from their advantages: their richness in antioxidants and vitamins, and their moisturizing capacity help to repair, protect and nourish the skin in a single step!
H2 An ideal routine for caring for very dry skin
The THE GENUINE LAPLAND CREAM range is available in several treatments (face and body) to provide you with intense hydration and a real moment of cocooning and well-being!
You will find several melting and nourishing products to restore comfort and suppleness to dry skin:
- The Face and Sensitive Areas Cream is one of our bestsellers: this creamy ointment will protect your skin thanks to its rich and enveloping texture. The cream is quickly absorbed and does not leave a greasy or sticky feeling. We have combined the three beneficial arctic Berries with highly moisturising active ingredients, such as Macadamia oil (softening, nourishing and protective), Shea butter (nourishing and protective) and sweet almond oil (softening and soothing). A magical cocktail to pamper your skin in need of moisture!
Polaar Face and Sensitive Areas Cream is available in a 50ml portable format, or in a large format (100ml), ideal for the whole family! Its small metal case in the colours of Lapland, will slip into your bag to remain within reach.
- Lips are often the first to be affected by the cold weather. Thin and fragile, they are overexposed and require specific care. We have therefore created Polaar Lip Balm, enriched with Shea Butter, which protects and nourishes your lips on a daily basis, and repairs chapped and damaged lips from the very first application. An essential moisturising concentrate, to be used as often as necessary.
- Hands are an area of the body particularly prone to dehydration, which is why we have developedThe Genuine Lapland Cream Hand Cream. Arctic raspberries, Arctic Cranberry and Blackberries are combined in this formula with shea butter and highly nourishing beeswax. Its fine texture wraps your hands in a protective and nourishing coat to face external aggressions, and also nourishes rough cuticles in a single step. It penetrates without leaving a sticky sensation, and will quickly become your must-have product during the winter... and the rest of the year! Apply in the morning and evening, or whenever you feel the need!
- The last treatment in our quartet for complete hydration from head to toe: the Body Milk, which will envelop you in a veil of softness. It is enriched with Shea butter for maximum hydration and penetrates without stickiness.
The THE GENUINE LAPLAND CREAM range has been designed to meet the needs of dry and dehydrated skin, and to make up for the lack of water that can be a source of discomfort. These cosmetics are therefore aimed at everyone (men and women), and are suitable for all skin types, even the most sensitive. Tested under dermatological control, they can be used daily by the whole family, young and old!
These Polaar face and body products are also very popular with sportsmen and women, whose skin can be put to the test during their physical activities (tightness due to chlorine for swimmers, skin attacked by sub-zero temperatures for skiers, or by rain, wind and sun for outdoor sportsmen and women, etc.).
As you can see, we can all, at one time or another, have dehydrated skin and feel the discomfort that often goes with it. However, it is possible to say no to dehydration by adopting targeted skin care products, such as those proposed in our range THE GENUINE LAPLAND CREAM. Very nourishing, applied morning and evening, they will help prevent dehydration and repair the affected areas (face, body, hands, lips, etc.) in one step.
You now have all the keys to take care of your dry skin, and make it supple, comfortable and radiant whatever the season!