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.