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Dry January? Not for your skin!

Have you been sticking to your "Dry January" New Year Resolution?

A month without alcohol proves many benefits, including helping clear out toxins within the body, reduce spots and skin conditions such as dermatitis, rosacea or psoriasis may improve significantly if usually exacerbated by alcohol.

This January, we are looking at how to combat your skin concerns, starting with dry skin! Many of us suffer from skin that feels dry, but did you know that dry and dehydrated skin aren't the same? Simply, dryness is a skin type and dehydration is a skin condition.

Dry skin is a skin type that lacks oil in your skin’s outer layer). If you have dry skin, you might experience symptoms such as tightness, fine lines, dullness and flaking. People with dry skin are also often prone to conditions such as eczema.

If you’re suffering from dry skin, adding oil to your routine such as DMK’s Seba E is a must. Seba-E combined with Herb & Mineral Mist imitates the skin’s natural oils to re-establish hydration and revitalise the skin. It features a blend of nourishing ingredients such as vitamin E, soybean oil, oat kernel oil, magnolia flower oil and rose oil. An essential fatty acid supplement such as DMK’s EFA Ultra is also helpful.

Unlike dry skin which lacks oil, dehydrated skin is a temporary condition that is caused by a lack of water in the skin. Any skin type can experience dehydration, even oily skin. Dehydration is often caused by environmental factors such as artificial heating and cooling, hormones and using the wrong skincare. Some signs that your skin is dehydrated include dullness, pronounced fine lines, feeling like your skin is oily and dry at the same time, feeling uncomfortable, even after moisturising and unusual shininess.

If your skin is dehydrated, you will need to show it some love by using humectant ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and beta-glucan.


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