DRY SKIN

A GUIDE TOWARDS STRONGER SKIN


Your skin acts as a natural barrier between you and the outside world. It helps to protect your body from the allergens, viruses and bacteria you encounter every day. That’s why it pays to take good care of it.

SKIN: YOUR NATURAL BARRIER

One of the most important functions of the outermost part of your skin is the formation of your skin barrier. This helps to prevent irritants, micro-organisms and allergens from entering the body. Your skin’s barrier also controls water loss and helps to keep your skin soft and supple.


Your skin barrier regulates the water content in your skin and protects you against the world around you. Your skin barrier function is mainly made up of stratum corneum, which is the outermost part of the epidermis.


Stratum corneum, just like a normal brick and mortar wall is made up of two parts. The “bricks” are flattened dead skin cells called corneocytes. The “mortar” is made up of lipids (or natural oils). Your corneocytes consist of natural moisturizing factors such as urea and lactic acid, which help to attract water to the cells. Lipids hold these cells in place and help to fill in the gaps. Working as one, this protective “wall” helps to keep moisture in and micro-organisms and allergens out.

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOUR NATURAL BARRIER IS DAMAGED?

When the skin’s natural barrier is weakened or damaged, your body struggles to maintain the right balance of moisture, which can cause dry skin.


Dry skin may have a flaky appearance, with red irritated areas, as well as dry white patches. It may feel rough and uneven to the touch and typically create a feeling of tightness and itching, which may also develop into painful cracks.


A weakened skin barrier may result in a further increase in water loss, resulting in a more pronounced dryness, as well as increased vulnerability. Dry skin may additionally cause an itching sensation, which may produce an urge to scratch. Repeated itching and scratching of dry skin can lead to skin damage, increasing the risk of secondary inflammation in the skin, infections, and even eczema.


HOW FOOTLINK CREAM HELPS

Footlink plant based moisturising cream has been specially formulated to moisturise, nourish and protect your skin. It helps to keep your skin's natural barrier strong and healthy. Footlink cream has been developed with a thorough understanding of the factors that lead to common skin conditions and relieve the symptoms that make problem skin so uncomfortable.


IMPROVE MOISTURISATION AND PROTECTION FOR DRY SKIN


Itchy, irritated or flaky skin are all signs that your skin is dry.

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Coco-butter

Provides moisturising and emollient properties which helps skin to retain moisture.

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Aloe Vera

Is legendary for its unique properties to soothe and moisturise dry skin.

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Vitamin E

Is an antioxidant, helps to protect skin and also acts as a moisturising agent to improve elasticity and smoothness of skin.

Moisturising. Soothing. Repair. Restore.

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