Good­bye dry skin

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SUNBIZ -

THE skin is the largest or­gan in the hu­man body and is our first line of de­fence against the harsh en­vi­ron­ment. It also main­tains the body’s tem­per­a­ture and al­lows us to feel sen­sa­tions like heat, cold and touch.

While there is a lot of em­pha­sis given to face care based on nu­mer­ous me­dia ad­ver­tise­ments and prod­ucts in the mar­ket, many of us tend to ne­glect car­ing for our skin in other ar­eas of the body like the arms, legs and feet. This can lead to a com­mon skin dis­or­der known as dry skin. De­pend­ing on the sever­ity, symp­toms in­clude cracked and scaly sur­faces as well as itch­i­ness. Other prob­a­ble causes of dry skin in­clude con­di­tions like eczema, pso­ri­a­sis, use of strong med­i­ca­tion and more fre­quently, di­a­betes.

The ideal so­lu­tion for dry skin is to keep your­self hyr­drated. The ques­tion is, how much wa­ter should you drink? While the golden rule used to be eight glasses a day, new re­search re­veals that the amount of wa­ter re­quired de­pends on one’s weight. Var­i­ous for­mu­las are avail­able on­line to help de­ter­mine one’s op­ti­mum wa­ter needs. The rule of thumb is for women to drink at least 2.2 litres and men, 3 litres a day.

Be­sides wa­ter, it is im­por­tant to mois­turise one’s skin daily. This should ide­ally be prac­tised af­ter bath be­cause this is when the skin ab­sorbs ben­e­fi­cial prop­er­ties (of the cream or lo­tion) the best. If your skin is very dry, use a prod­uct with urea and/or lano­lin. These in­gre­di­ents help the skin to hold wa­ter and seal in the mois­ture. For di­a­bet­ics, tak­ing care of your feet by mois­tur­is­ing daily is nec­es­sary to pre­vent ul­cers and avoid foot am­pu­ta­tions.

For over 20 years, Der­mal Ther­apy has been pro­vid­ing skin­care so­lu­tions via its com­pre­hen­sive range of prod­ucts. Through in­no­va­tive as well as ex­haus­tive re­search and devel­op­ment, its prod­ucts de­liver ut­most ef­fi­cacy. From skin care to foot care, Der­mal Ther­apy has a prod­uct to meet all your dry skin needs from cracked heels to dry lips and dry hands. Its non-greasy for­mula is also easy to ap­ply and locks in mois­ture while pro­tect­ing the skin from harsh en­vi­ron­men­tal con­di­tions. The ef­fi­cacy of the prod­ucts come from a unique com­bi­na­tion of skin nour­ish­ing in­gre­di­ents like urea, shea but­ter, lano­lin, aloe vera and tea tree oil, to name a few.

Der­mal Ther­apy is a brand trusted by fam­i­lies around the world, for it pro­vides fast and ef­fec­tive so­lu­tions that treat com­mon foot and skin con­di­tions with ease. Der­mal Ther­apy prod­ucts are avail­able at Car­ing Phar­macy, Wat­sons and other in­de­pen­dent phar­ma­cies.

For more in­for­ma­tion, email en­quiry.kl@delfi­mar­ket­ or call 03-5123 3301.

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