At one point all of us will suffer from the dreaded dry skin, that annoying itch and uncomfortable stiffness can really get on our nerves, and some of us are afflicted by it more than others. Thankfully we don’t have to let it get to a point when it starts to flake and crack, by understanding the problem we can get on top of it.
At Poko, we’ve developed an entire range of nourishing CBD infused products to make your dry skin a thing of the past. See how we’ve done it and how we can help you.
What causes dry skin?
Dry skin happens when there’s not enough moisture or oil in the skin to keep it feeling soft. Our skin is an incredibly complex (and also our largest) organ and there are lots of common causes for dry skin. Let’s take a look at the biggest ones.
Can the seasons cause dry skin?
Ever notice that your dry skin is more severe in winter or that you have drier skin at the peak of summer?
That’s because a lot of us hop between temperature extremities in these seasons. Running inside on a freezing cold winter day and huddling up beside a crackling fire or stepping into an air-conditioned shop on a searing summer day can feel great, but it can wreak havoc on our skin.
Dry winter days often have a drop in humidity which dries out our skin and cracks can form. Keeping our skin moisturised and soft year round is a great way to fight dry skin.
Does our age make dry skin more likely?
Ageing is something that every skincare regime tries to fight against, from crows feet to wrinkles and discolouration it seems unfair to add dry skin into the mix. Naturally, as we age our skin’s oil production decreases and our skin dries out. Luckily, this one is easily fixed. If we’re not making enough oil in our skin, we can just add some with a product. Pick up a soothing cream and slip it into your daily routine and watch your dry skin fade away.
Will hand washing and sanitising prevent dry skin?
Washing our hands is good for us, right? Yes, absolutely, but too much of a good thing can actually be bad. Soaps and sanitisers are designed to be used on our hands, but if we use it too much then we can actually damage our skin. These can strip our hands of the natural oils and cause cracks. Please don’t stop washing your hands, we don’t want another pandemic, but try to use a cream afterwards.
How can you treat dry skin?
So, now that we have looked at some of the most common causes of dry skin, how can we naturally treat it?
CBD and dry skin. Does it work?
CBD, or Cannabidiol if you want to get scientific, is a compound found in the hemp plant known for its powerful skin-loving properties. It restores balance, adds resilience and can help nourish dry skin.
CBD is an all-natural product making it a go-to ingredient for so many of us when choosing our skincare products. It contains potent and powerful antioxidant properties, which can help to brighten skin, as well as treat the area of dry skin area. Even those of us with sensitive skin can benefit from amazing CBD moisturisers and oils.
Fact - studies have found that CBD moisturisers and oils can help improve your dry skin. They’re fast-acting when applied directly to the skin and even better, they contain enriching ingredients.
Hello aloe vera
CBD isn’t the only natural ingredient that us skincare fanatics turn to. Aloe vera is one of those magical ingredients that work wonders on our skin, especially on dry skin. Its antibacterial properties prevents flaky skin and stops it from getting itchy. Remember when we said that dry skin is caused by a lack of moisture? Aloe vera is 99% water so it’s incredible at hydrating your skin.
Best products for dry and sensitive skin
Sensitive skin can be so tough to deal with, it can prevent us from treating skin issues and it can be just plain uncomfortable.
Oat silk might just be the answer to your dry and sensitive skin issues. This little known ingredient has got powerful anti-inflammatory properties and it can even soothe and calm rashes.
Poko Ultra Hydrating Moisturiser has both oat silk and aloe vera and is combined with CBD to help hydrate your skin and treat the natural fine lines and wrinkles. This moisturiser is rich and creamy and absorbs quickly into your skin.
Can tea tree oil help with dry skin?
It makes sense, if your skin has lost, or is not producing enough oil, well, you need to replace the missing oil. Okay so that might seem like we’re oversimplifying the problem, but it’s honestly not too complicated.
When added to your skincare products, tea tree oil can make quite an impact, relieving itchy skin caused by dryness. Teaming up CBD, fruit extracts and tea tree oil in the moisturising Poko Soothing Serum can be the ideal combination for dry skin.
The skin-calming serum when applied twice daily, in the morning and night and can deliver fantastic results. Combine it with the Poko Ultra Hydrating moisturiser to achieve the maximum effect.
Using Baobab and Moringa oils to treat dry skin
Haven’t heard of baobab or moringa oils, you’re not alone. These little-known, vitamin-rich oils provide hydration and help replenish your skin following moisture loss.
Combining both oils alongside the CBD is the luxurious facial oil from Poko. This handy little package repairs the skin’s natural moisture barrier and helps fight the signs of ageing one nourishing drop at a time. This hero oil slips easily into your daily skincare routine, by applying a small number of drops daily, directly to your face and neck. You can even add to your moisturiser or foundation. This CBD oil is exactly what you need to treat dry skin and restore your hydration and glow.
Will apricot kernel oil soothe my dry skin?
Ever notice that a ripe apricot is juicy and quenching? What about adding that feeling to a skincare product? Apricot kernel oil is bursting with 3 types of omega fatty acid, so when we incorporate it into a skincare product with CBD we can really tackle our dry skin issues and leave us feeling soft and supple.
The regenerating collagen moisture from Poko is the CBD moisturiser that your dry skin is crying out for. The addition of collagen helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines and targets skin dullness and dehydration all at the same time. Wow.
Of course, when your skin is dry, rehydrating by increasing the amount of water you are drinking is essential. This along with your Poko skincare products and new routine you’ll ease your tight, itchy and dry skin in no time.
Turn to Poko to help with your dry skin
Not only are Poko products vegan-friendly and cruelty-free but they are also free from nasty additives like silicone, phthalate, gluten, synthetic fragrances, and palm oil. So there’s no applying any harsh chemicals to our skin and rest assured knowing that your skincare products are ethically made as well.