The cause of dry skin on the legs
The lower limbs, but also the hands and face are areas that frequently suffer from dehydration. This is physiological: the skin naturally loses water, particularly through perspiration. Every day, 600 ml evaporate, which is the equivalent of a small bottle of liquid. This is what is known as Insensible Water Loss.
The corneous layer, the upper layer of the epidermis, has the role of limiting this water loss. Its surface is protected by the hydrolipidic film: this emulsion of water and fats is a real cutaneous barrier, present on the surface of the skin to protect it from everyday aggressions. It is essentially made up of sebum, sweat, water and keratinised cell aggregates (in other words, dead cells).
However, its balance is fragile: damaged by repeated aggressions, it is no longer able to play its role as a protective barrier and retain water in the skin.
These daily assaults can have different origins:
- Bad lifestyle habits, such as smoking and alcohol
- Emotional factors (stress, overwork, fatigue, anxiety...)
- Products unsuited to your skin, especially cleansing products (soaps, shower gels, exfoliants, etc.) which can strip the skin, thus jeopardising the integrity of the hydrolipidic film.
- Not to mention environmental factors: extreme heat or cold, UV rays, pollution...are all conditions that favour skin dehydration. If this phenomenon of dry skin can occur all year round, it is generally amplified during the winter when negative temperatures, wind and heating attack the skin and damage the hydrolipidic film.
The equation is simple: when water loss is greater than water intake, the epidermis becomes drier and rougher. It loses its suppleness and beauty.
This is when dry skin appears, with all its attendant discomforts: irritation, tightness, discomfort and flakiness, which become long-lasting if the right steps are not taken on a daily basis. Dry skin is not inevitable, and a well-targeted beauty routine can quickly reverse the trend, leaving your legs soft and silky.
The best treatments for dry skin on the legs
PATYKA has developed body care products specially formulated to keep your legs hydrated and beautiful. Our cosmetics are organic, favour natural ingredients and meet the needs of all skin types, even the most fragile (atopic skin, skin prone to eczema, irritation and itching).
The first step to smooth, silky legs is gentle cleansing, to wash without drying.
Our shower bath collection is formulated without soap and has a neutral pH to care for all skin types, even sensitive skin. Thanks to their gentle cleansing base, derived from coconut, they gently cleanse the skin without damaging it. Enriched with botanical extracts, they contain raspberry cell water, full of vitamin E, with anti-oxidant and anti-ageing effects. Used daily, these ultra-gentle cleansers preserve the softness and youthfulness of your body in a single step.
Their lightly scented foam envelops your body in softness for an assured moment of relaxation. The Divine Neroli Shower Bath will take you to Tangier with its notes of Amyris, Patchouli and Vétivier Cedar, the Pearl Grape Shower Bath with its sweet and flowery notes will evoke a walk in the heart of the vineyards, while the Precious Wood Shower Bath with its spicy scent of cedar and patchouli will take you to the heart of the Brazilian canopy, to combine pleasure and relaxation!
After cleansing, a gentle exfoliation of the thighs, knees and calves will help you get rid of dead skin cells and regain a baby's skin. However, limit yourself to one or two scrubs per week.
The Revitalizing Body Scrub is enriched with natural active ingredients: poppy seeds to gently exfoliate and activate cell renewal, Aloe Vera and its regenerating properties, as well as sea salt crystals, with their astringent and remineralizing action.
To avoid damaging your fragile skin, lightly pat your towel dry and avoid rubbing your skin vigorously. Similarly, avoid showers that are too hot or last too long, especially if the water is hard: this is a factor that aggravates skin dryness.
The ultimate treatment for dry skin on your thighs, knees and calves: nourish the skin deeply with ultra-nourishing creams, capable of providing the water that your skin lacks to regenerate it in a single step..
Almond Blossom Moisturising Body Lotion envelops your body in softness. Formulated to maintain an optimal level of hydration, this creamy texture is suitable for all skin types. Its natural active ingredients soften the skin and enhance it day after day.
Among them, Tara gum and its polysaccharides, which intensely nourish, limit dehydration and stabilise desquamation on the legs and the rest of the body. Also enriched with Aloe Vera, a proven skin repairer, and Shea Butter, a perfect ally for dry and dehydrated skin, this treatment penetrates quickly without stickiness and will leave your legs soft and fragrant..
To effectively regenerate irritated or very dry areas: Huile Absolue, a regenerating serum with 12 essential and plant oils, is a great ally. 100% natural, it is applied locally for a targeted action. Rich in plant squalane, a lipid similar to sebum from the olive, Huile Absolue protects against dryness and soothes.
Its softness and naturalness make it suitable for atopic or fragile skin, skin that has tried everything and can no longer tolerate any formulation. This multifunctional care product, a real radiance booster, will quickly prove to be indispensable in daily life, as it can also be used on the face and hair.
Don't forget a few simple things to do on a daily basis to reinforce the effectiveness of your skin care products: an optimal water intake (between 1.5L and 2L of water per day), a balanced and varied diet, full of vitamins C and E as well as Omega 3 and 6, will help you keep your skin healthy and glowing, on your legs as well as on the rest of your body.