Dry skin doesn’t just produce wrinkles. As it gets more and more chapped, dry skin becomes deeply uncomfortable and sometimes painful. This nearly ubiquitous skin condition is caused by a combination of environmental, biological, and chemical factors.
To combat dry skin, it’s critical to add moisture through facial serums, rejuvenating clay masks, daytime SPF moisturizers, and nighttime creams. What’s frequently overlooked? The importance of choosing the best soap for dry skin. In the following post, we’ll unpack the key causes and the best types of soap for dry skin. Read on to learn more.
1.) Cold weather
Sunburn, heat, and summertime rays have long been known as wrinkle-creating culprits. As a result, we all have big glasses, wide-brimmed hats, and broad-spectrum sunscreen stashed somewhere in our homes. It may surprise you to learn that cold weather is just, if not more, detrimental to your skin.
Lower temperatures also mean low relative humidity, which sucks the moisture out of your face. When people migrate inside to keep warm during winter, indoor heating similarly removes moisture from your skin.
Exposure to cold weather means long-term, possibly permanent skin damage through frostnip and frostbite. While we already know about summer’s UV rays, we might not realize the winter sun emits UV rays between 10 am and 2 pm. Moreover, snow reflects 80 percent of the sun’s rays, putting you at greater risk for sunburn and dry skin.
The wind has a mechanism of heat and moisture loss called convection. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, wind exposure causes the outer layer of skin to dry out, weaken, and force the fragmented skin cells to fall off. It also can effectively remove the sunscreen you put on your face. Once that outer layer of your skin is impacted, UV rays will more easily penetrate and cause long-term damage.
3.) Dry climates
Drier locations evaporate the moisture from your skin, just like cold weather and wind. The temperature swings in dry climates can be dramatic; the humidity is almost always low. As a result, your body produces less sebum, the waxy oil that coats your skin and seals in moisture.
Mountainous regions, like where Bella Virtu calls home in Colorado, have higher altitudes, thinner atmospheres, and less moisture in the air. All of these factors cause dry skin.
Protect Your Face from the Elements. Discover Bella Virtu’s Soap for Dry Skin.
Choosing the right soap for dry skin can make a world of difference. At Bella Virtu, we’ve created the best bar soap for dry skin, leveraging natural ingredients like coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, cocoa butter, lavender essential oil, and rosemary leaf oil. Learn more about our Rosemary & Lavender Cleansing Bar.