My skin feels dry and tight. What can I do?

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Do you also sometimes suffer from dry, tight skin? In the colder winter months, for instance, or after a nice warm shower or a swim? Dry, tight skin can be very annoying and can even start to itch or feel irritated. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to make your skin feel a lot more comfortable.

What causes dry, tight skin?

Dry skin can have several causes. Some people naturally have dry skin. Their skin doesn't produce enough oil and becomes dry and tight. As we age, our skin produces less oil and therefore becomes drier. Long, warm showers or baths can also cause dry skin. They literally rinse off the skin's own oily layer. You may also experience dry skin more often in winter. When the heating is on, the air in your home or at work may be drier.

The characteristics of extremely dry skin

The first step is to recognise the symptoms of dry skin. This will then allow you to treat and hydrate your skin in the best possible way. Dry skin can manifest itself in several ways:

  • A tight feeling
  • Rough skin
  • White flaking
  • Dry patches
  • Sensitive skin
  • Dry rash

Dos and don'ts for dry skin

Dry and tight skin can be very annoying. Your skin may become itchy or irritated, fine lines will appear more quickly, and your make-up won't stay put. Fortunately, there are some simple things you can do to make your skin feel a lot more comfortable. What to do against extremely dry skin These are our dos and don'ts.

Drink plenty of water to rehydrate

Yes, we know it’s a cliché, but drinking plenty of water is extremely important for the health of your entire body... and therefore also for your skin. When you have dry skin, your body needs moisture to be able to repair it. The active ingredients in moisturising products help your skin retain moisture better, but your body needs moisture in the first place in order to do this. So try to drink 8 glasses of water every day!

Your shower ritual affects your (dry) skin

Did you know that your shower ritual has a big impact on your (dry) skin? If you like taking nice, long, hot showers, we have some bad news for you: the hotter the water, the worse it affects your skin. This is why it is a good idea to turn the temperature down a little and keep your showers as short as possible. Also try to be very gentle with your skin. Exfoliating your entire body and face every day is a real no-go! It stops your skin from restoring itself. The way you dry yourself also affects your skin. If you tend to rub your body with a towel, this is very bad for your skin. Try to gently pat your skin dry.

Remember to moisturise

Dry, tight skin requires the right nourishing products to strengthen the natural skin barrier and provide extra hydration. Let’s take a look at our best moisturisers.

  • Remescar Hyaluronic Acid Serum hydrates skin for up to 7 days. It's a real hydration bomb: exactly what your dry skin needs. Such intense hydration makes your skin plumper and firmer and restores a more youthful appearance.
  • Strengthen the skin’s barrier throughout the day with Remescar Day Cream. This hydrating day cream nourishes the skin and prevents and reduces visible signs of ageing. The cream's SPF 20 also protects you against sun exposure. So it effectively kills two birds with one stone.
  • We all like a treat for the eyes every now and then, don't we? And here you can take this quite literally, because your eye contours also need extra hydration. Remescar Eye Cream is the perfect solution for this. This product hydrates and conditions the eye contour area and prevents and reduces fine lines around the eyes.
  • Put your skin to work at night, too, with Remescar Night Cream. This cream repairs, hydrates and nourishes the skin while you sleep. So you can wake up refreshed with radiant skin in the morning.

Pay attention to the humidity level in your environment

Dry air can make dry skin more sensitive and even irritate your skin. Try to keep the air in your home sufficiently humid, for example by turning down the temperature a bit. This can be a challenge, especially in winter, but you can use some tricks to humidify the air in your home.

  • Use a humidifier in your home
  • Shower with the door open
  • Dry your laundry in the living room
  • Put a bowl of water on the radiator
  • Keep a bucket of water in your home

Keep as far away from heat sources as possible

Try to avoid extreme heat sources, such as stoves and fireplaces, as much as possible, no matter how lovely and warm they are. The heat causes the skin to lose extra moisture and get too dry. This causes dry, tight skin.

Achieve a healthy & hydrated skin with Remescar

There, now you have lots of tips to try. The main thing is to hydrate your skin from both the inside and outside and to avoid very hot and dry places. If you tried all these tips and still suffer from extremely dry skin, the best thing to do is to pay your dermatologist a visit.

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