Have you got very dry and irritable skin? Or perhaps your skin is exposed and chapped. …read moreSee less
If so, it’s time to look to the Aveeno Skin Relief range to calm and hydrate your troubled skin. These gentle yet effective products, infused with Aveeno’s natural Prebiotic Triple Oat Complex, are designed to cleanse and hydrate your skin, leaving it feeling clean, soothed and fresh.
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Are Aveeno products emollients?
Some Aveeno products work as emollients, including the Aveeno Dermexa emollients and the Baby Soothing Relief emollients.
Emollients work by forming a protective barrier over the skin, locking moisture in and keeping irritants out.
This helps to not only hydrate your dry skin, but protect it from detergents, soaps, and other irritants that can aggravate dry skin conditions like eczema or dermatitis.
How can emollients help me to manage dry skin and eczema?
Emollients and moisturisers help to ease your eczema symptoms by hydrating your skin, helping to keep your skin soft and controlling your flare-ups.
Emollients work by forming a protective layer over your skin which helps to keep moisture from escaping, hydrating your skin from the inside out.
Some emollients also contain ingredients which can protect your skin from irritants like soap or detergents, taking a two-pronged approach to managing your eczema flare-ups.
What causes dry skin?
When your skin is dry you may experience scaly or flaky skin or skin that has fine lines or cracks.
If you touch your skin, it may feel rough and sensitive or even a little painful.
There are many factors that can cause dry skin from the weather to spending too long in the shower Whenever we leave the house, our skin is exposed to the elements, from UV rays to freezing temperatures.
Our skin is at particular risk during the winter months, as temperatures plummet and humidity is reduced, which dries out our skin.
Again, in winter, we are more likely to turn up the thermostat or light the fire, which may feel lovely after a day out in the cold, but sources of heat in our homes reduce the moisture in the air, which can cause our skin to lose hydration.
Taking hot showers and baths with harsh soaps or detergents, can damage our skin through dehydration and stripping the skin of its natural oils.
Spending lots of time in chlorinated water, such as swimming pools and hot tubs can also strip our skin, leaving it dry.
Why do I have dry skin?
There are lots of reasons why you might have dry skin.
Some people have dry skin due to skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more, but others find that their environment affects their skin.
For example, if you work in a profession where you have to wash or scrub your hand regularly, this can dry out your skin.
Your skin can also become irritated by soaps, detergents, sanitisers, and other cleaning agents.
Other reasons why your skin can become dry or flaky can include hormonal changes and taking long, hot baths or showers.