edit: written while still pregnant
As you know, being pregnant can wreak havoc on skin. Some women get glowing skin, while others get acne FTL.
The skin on my face stays relatively the same but the rest of my body gets dry. Already I struggle with dry skin on a normal basis, with pregnancy a bazillion times worse la. *cries
This past few days my skin gets dry until I got rashes. T________T
Anyway besides pregnancy you know what causes dry skin (which can result in itchy uglier skin)?
1. Air conditioning
No surprise cos you always wake up with dry skin after sleeping in an air conditioned room the whole night.
Swimming so healthy but the chlorine in pools can also strip off the skin’s natural oils.
3. Sun exposure
Er not that we have a choice here in hot sunny Malaysia. Also on the other hand, sunlight is good for Vitamin D too. :/
There’s pollution and dust everywhere which is unavoidable. This will irritate the skin, causing it to dry out and age prematurely. D:
IKR. Dirty skin also cannot, skin that is too clean also cannot. But showers (especially hot ones which I love) can dry out your skin too! Hot water strips natural oils from skin faster than cold or warm water, while soaps and body washes also destroy your skin’s natural oil barrier.
Basically, the squeaky clean feeling you get after using soap means that your skin’s natural oils have been removed. When this layer of oils (called the acid mantle barrier) is damaged constantly with soap, we end up with dry, unhealthy skin.
All these factors are part of daily life. Some of them – like exposure to sunlight and showers – are not even necessarily a bad thing, just that the side effect is damage to our skin.
I’m not a big swimmer wtf but I sleep in aircon! And I need to shower obviously wtf.
What to do?
Keep yourself hydrated (by drinking lots of fluids) and moisturized!
Physiogel is a skin care brand prescribed by dermatologists all over the world. It repairs, rehydrates and revitalises sensitive skin with the DMS (Derma Membrane Structure) technology. Actually I’d always heard of it cos I have friends with eczema who actually use this brand for their skin but never tried it before.
Physiogel uses a special technology called DMS (Derma Membrane Structure) which contains lipids that are structurally similar to our skin’s natural lipids (oils). Because it’s so similar, Physiogel more effectively rehydrates skin.
There’s also a cream variant for dryer skin but I think my skin not so bad, still okay with lotion hahaha. Hypoallergenic, no colorants, preservatives, fragrance or emulsifiers. Goes on smoothly with no smell and no sticky after effect.
I like it that it’s a proper medical product and not just made of a good marketing campaign.
Thank you Physiogel! Now my skin is ready for anything.
*This is a sponsored post. Products shown in this posting was provided by GSK for the purpose of this write up. All views expressed here are personal to the blogger.