For those who have been following this page for sometime know that I was never big on lotions and more than 1-step regimens. I am lazy like that. Last week, I had a taste of one of its repercussions, if I may call it that – a proof of having dry skin. It also did not help that I use a lot of alcohol based sanitizer several times during the day. In fact, I just had my hand sanitized moments before this moisture check.
A reading of 24.7 via this nifty Moisture Checker gadget at the Physiogel event I recently attended tells that my skin is not moisturized enough.
I scored “Low” (20.1-29.9) – Skin barrier needs help as moisture escapes easily. Repair is needed to prevent moisture loss and promote healthy, smoother, younger looking skin. For even better results, make sure you use a hypoallergenic soap-free cleanser.
Apparently, dry and sensitive skin is not a very uncommon problem. In fact, one in three or 35 percent of women have dry skin but don’t realize that they do. Women can easily get dry skin from exposure to the environment. But even if they’re not under harsh weather conditions, other factors such as stress, air conditioning, smoking, bathing in hot water and using soap can contribute to destroying the natural moisture balance of the skin, making it rougher and more sensitive. Skin may also have a dehydrated or shrunken appearance while simultaneously feeling tight and itchy.
Experts know that dry, sensitive skin requires special care and attention. Moisture is more prone to escape and evaporate, leading to dry, dehydrated skin. Most often than not, experts recommend Physiogel moisturizers from Stiefel, a GSK company. Physiogel is formulated with the revolutionary Derma Membrane Structure (DMS) Technology, which resembles the natural building blocks of the skin to effectively help repair the skin barrier and help prevent moisture loss.
Conventional moisturizers may only mask skin dryness to give skin transitory moisture; moisture that can be washed off by rinsing or washing. Physiogel, however, moisturizes by mimicking the natural lipid composition of the skin and keeps it hydrated for up to three days, even with washing or bathing.
I have personally tried used expert-recommended Physiogel in the past and now I think I have to go back to replacing my regular soap (which is very drying) with this. Physiogel is clinically proven to repair and rehydrate dry, sensitive skin and Physiogel Cream and Physiogel Lotion is your first line of defense against skin dryness. Physiogel Cleanser is made for dry, sensitive skin with gentleness that is next to water, with one of the least irritation potentials. It is suitable for use with or without water.
Physiogel is the No. 1 dermatologist-prescribed moisturizer according to Philippine Medical Data Index (PMDI MAT 2012) and is available in leading drugstores and supermarkets nationwide. It is also available in handy 10ml sachets. Ask your dermatologist and pediatrician about Physiogel.
This is the Physiogel advantage: Healthy, moisturized skin through repairing. With Physiogel, you can maintain beautiful, smooth, supple, and soft skin this season and beyond. For more information, visit www.physiogel.ph/ or www.facebook.com/PhysiogelPH.