The skin that protects our body is surrounded by potential triggers for dryness or even flare-ups if you have a severe skin conditions. Here are the most common triggers, along with advice from our experts* on how to minimise and manage their impact on your skin.
*Experts working with RB do not endorse any product or brand.
Only 24% of UK adults claimed to have a good idea what was making
their skin condition worse. †
†E45: Straight Up Skincare Project 2018 Survey of 5,009 UK adults. September 2018.
A busy lifestyle
In our busy lives, finding time to apply skin products several times can easily drop off the daily to-do list. However, skin health should remain a priority. Find a routine that allows you to keep your skin moisturised and nourished regularly.
Advice for those with busy lifestyles
● Set your morning alarm 10 minutes early, apply emollients and leave the skin exposed while you get ready – yes, that could mean making coffee in your underwear
● Make time to cover your whole body with emollients in the evening – greasier emollients such as ointment is more suitable for night time application as they are heavier and remain on the skin for longer
● If you know you’ll have more time at the weekend apply emollients several times at weekend – a ‘maintenance plus’ approach
● Can use emollient as a soap substitute when washing.
Download your Trigger Tracker which you can complete and share the tracker with your pharmacist/healthcare professional to help them advise on suitable skincare options.