Regardless of skin tone, dry skin is a problem we all face influenced by climate conditions, hormonal changes, or skin conditions.
Melanin-rich skin tends to be more susceptible to dry skin as it has a lower level of ceramides, lipids (fats) that forms a protective layer limiting the loss of moisture and protects against visible damage from environmental stressors. Lower ceramide content causes a defective skin barrier function, resulting in the capacity to retain water.
Problem: Dry, itchy, flaky, irritated skin. Your skin may also look dull or ashy.
Solution: Treat by moisturizing the skin to keep water from escaping such as plant oils and butters. Avoid things that dry the skin such as hot, long showers, soaps and detergents.
Less sebum, an oily substance produced by the body to retain moisture to the skin, leads to dry skin. Dry skin lacks the necessary lipids (fats) needed to retain moisture and build a protective shield against external influences. Leading to a compromised barrier function.
Melanin rich skin tones tends to be more susceptible to dry skin as it lacks ceramides, fatty molecules that make up the outer barrier of your skin, preventing water loss.
SOOTHE is recommended to moisten skin with gentle, soothing ingredients that hydrate and provide relief to dry skin.