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Dry skin needs help

Care for your dry skin to make it smooth again.
Our skin’s natural protective barrier is damaged by wind, cold and heated air. It dries out, becomes cracked and raw. Rich nourishing moisturiser builds up the protective lipid layer and prevents dehydration. This is how your skin maintains its fresh and healthy appearance.

Why we develop dry skin

Dry skin – what is behind it

Healthy skin is full of vitality and elasticity. Yet it is in winter that its moisture balance can fall out of kilter. When it is cold, the sebaceous glands produce less oil and, without this protective lipid layer, it is harder to maintain the moisture levels in the skin. What’s more, the blood vessels under the skin contract and so the supply of oxygen decreases. 
The result is that the skin feels taut and scaly and becomes red. The thin areas of the skin or areas without subcutaneous (fatty) tissue and sebaceous glands such as shins, elbows and knees are at particular risk.

Moisturising rituals – how to make dry skin beautiful again

Rich care for dry skin

Caring for your skin begins with healthy nutrition – look after your skin from the inside

  • You should drink at least two litres of water per day, as a lack of moisture also dries out your skin. 
    If in doubt, test yourself: Pinch your hand with your thumb and index finger. If, after letting go, the skin returns slowly to its original state, your skin is not being supplied with sufficient moisture. 
  • Eat nuts! They are a delicious supply of energy and contain lots of healthy fats, minerals and vitamins. 
  • Oily saltwater fish and dried apricots supply the body with calcium and are anti-ageing aids
  • Carrot and tomato juices are full of healthy vitamins that, with the addition of a little linseed oil, can be absorbed particularly well into the body.
  • Having a balanced healthy diet promotes health and strengthens your body’s largest organ: your skin.

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