3 Essential Dos for Dry, Stressed Skin
Suffering from dry skin? You’re not alone, over 30% of people suffer with dry skin, however, with the right approach, you can restore your skin's health and radiance. Here are the three essential dos for dry, stressed skin to help you achieve a glowing complexion.
1. Do Hydrate Inside and Out but the key is protection!
Trans Epidermal Water-Loss: The Difference Between Moisturising & Moisture Retention
Over time skin loses its ability to retain hydration and moisture, (that’s called trans epidermal water-loss or ‘TEW’ for short), as skincare innovators, we want to reduce TEW and help the skin behave at its optimal best allowing the skin to retain its OWN moisture levels itself rather than a singular approach to superficially providing the skin with a moisture top up every day (yes, we will supercharge your moisturise levels but we’re working to get your skin to retain it better!).
How Our Active Ingredients Help Moisturise Dry, Stressed Skin. Fast.
Our Super Ferments and Actives such as Fermented Hyaluronic Acid, Micro-Algaes & Prebiotic Inulin, supercharge the skin with biocompatible superfoods that are more easily absorbed than “traditional skincare ingredients”, which mean a faster acting, 360 approach to helping to give you, your best skin, ever!
Use Biome One Serum to pack the skin with Super Ferments and Actives to recharge the skin, lock in moisture and strengthen & protect the all important skin barrier.
2. Do Use Gentle, Moisture-Retaining Cleansers
How Deep Cleansing Can Damage The Skin Barrier
Ever experienced that tight feeling after a deep cleanse? This could be a damaged skin barrier that is struggling to retain hydration & moisture which eventually will lead to premature aging.
Daily cleansing should not lead to removing the outer most layer of the skin, the stratum corneum. This will lead to skin issues such as an impaired skin barrier and skin sensitivity.
How To Mitigate This Damage
Avoid harsh cleansers that strip your skin of its natural oils, as they can exacerbate dryness and irritation.
Opt for a gentle, sulfate-free, fragrance-free, counter preservative cleanser like our Biome One Cleansing Balm that effectively removes dirt and makeup without over-drying your skin. Cleansing should be a soothing and nourishing experience for your skin and your skin should feel supple, soft and smooth after a great cleanse!
3. Do Exfoliate Mindfully
Your skin is an essential organ that’s critical to informing & protecting the body’s ecosystem. If you had inflammation of the gums, would you deeply scrub at it so it got better? Probably not…
So how do we gently exfoliate without causing irritation?
The barrier is critical to skin health and using exfoliators is a good option for removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover, but it should be done extremely mindfully especially when you have dry, stressed skin. Over-exfoliating can worsen the issue by further damaging the skin barrier.
Choose a gentle exfoliant with mild ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxy acids (BHAs). Try our award winning, best-selling Biome One Mask for a visibly glowing skin pick me up in just 15 minutes that won’t impair or damage the skin. Start with a low frequency, such as once a week, and gradually increase, if necessary, as your skin builds tolerance. Always follow exfoliation with a rich moisturizer such as Biome One Rich Cream to replenish lost moisture.
Dry, stressed skin is a common concern, but with the right approach, you can revitalize your complexion. Remember to hydrate your skin inside and out, use gentle cleansers & exfoliate mindfully.