When we talk about dry skin, we are really describing how our skin feels and looks on the outside. This is because the outer epidermal layer is the only portion of skin that ever becomes dry. Dryness occurs when there is a disruption in the spaces between your epidermal cells, leading to evaporation of moisture.
While many people experience dry skin in the winter months, warm climates with low humidity levels can also cause dryness. For that matter, people who live in humid climates but spend most of their time indoors with air conditioning will often experience dry, flaky skin. When the air has a low moisture content, the moisture in your skin will evaporate faster and cause dryness. While adding moisture to the air is certainly a way to help your dry skin, this technique isn’t practical for every environment. Luckily, there are other ways to repair your dry skin while still enjoying the outdoors.
So how do you combat dry skin during the summer? The answer is simple; if loss of lipids is causing your dry skin, replace them with an animal oil such as lanolin. Though mineral or vegetable oils give temporary aid, these oils stay on the skin surface and can be easily washed off. Animal oils are able to mix with natural skin oils and readily penetrate between cells to restore the true lipid barrier in a natural fashion.
Theraderm Extreme Dry Skin Therapy, Body Restoration Crème and Enriched Facial Moisturizer each contain high concentrations of the finest purity grade lanolin. Use these products daily to prevent dryness.