7 common causes of dry skin (and 7 simple solutions)

7 common causes of dry skin (and 7 simple solutions)

As we have talked in previous posts, dry skin is characterized by tightness, little glow, and elasticity. Although in some cases having dry skin is determined by our genetics, many of us have experienced skin dryness throughout our lives. Let's analyze the external factors which cause our skin can dry out.

Causes and solutions for dry skin

1. Sun exposure

If we sunbathe without sunscreen, favorize the loose of moisturization. Also, it can cause premature aging to the skin (photoaging).


To maintain proper hydration, we must avoid sitting out for prolonged periods in the sun and protect ourselves from it. You can use a base cream with sun protection for this, which helps you to maintain proper hydration while simultaneously protecting your skin from photoaging.

2. Low temperatures

Dry air, sudden changes in climate or washing the skin with very hot or very cold water can affect our skin, and make it feel drier and dehydrated.


Maintain the proper hydration level with moisturizing skin care according to your skin type. Keep in mind, that your skin may require different bases depending on the season, and therefore we would need to modifying our cosmetic beauty treatment as and when our skin demands.
To alleviate the symptoms of dry skin, we can also reinforce our cosmetic treatment with moisturizing ingredients such as Active Argan Oil, an Active Aloe Vera or an Active Hyaluronic Acid.

3. Use of products with oil regulating ingredients and granules exfoliants.


Not all skins need to regulate oils. In the case of dry skin, there is a lack of oils, therefore for dry skin, the ingredients controlling oil or against excessive shine will not be helpful here.

If what you want is smooth your skin, you can exfoliate with the Glycolic Acid active ingredient, the best exfoliant for dry skin.
If you have mixed skin or oily skin, normally the exfoliant indicated for you is the Active Salicylic Acid.

4. Aging

It is common for skin to dry up over time and as a result, we get wrinkles, expression lines, and fine lines.


A moisturizer which is designed to level out oil levels in our skin. To do this, make sure that your cosmetic cream clearly indicates what type of skin it intends to be designated to.

5. Cosmetics with fragrance

The use of perfumed cosmetics can irritate and dry the skin, especially in people with sensitive skin.

Avoid all perfumed products to reduce allergies or irritations. All Lesielle products are perfume-free.

6. Seasonal and food allergies

They can cause dryness and irritation to the skin or even favorize episodes of atopic dermatitis.


If this happens to you, the first thing you should do is visit your dermatologist.
To care for especially dry and irritated skin, you can use soft formulas such as those we offer you in our sensitive skin range. You can also add soothing ingredients such as the active ingredient Bisabolol.

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7. Cleaning your face with a bar of soap or products with a pH too alkaline.

This type of soap and its high pH dry out our skin.

SOLUTION: You can clean your skin with mild soaps and warm water. Make sure you choose those that aren’t so high in pH. After, use of a good daily moisturizer; this is the key to keep the elasticity and hydration in dry skin.

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Posted on 12/31/2018 by Dry Skin, General Concerns
Tag: dry skin

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