PCA Skin Silkcoat balm is an excellent choice for dry skin. Dry skin is characterized by skin that is visibly dry, with flaking, redness and possibly itching. Dry skin typically feels tight and sensitive. In climates like we have in Peoria, Illinois, dry skin is more common in the winter. Once the furnaces go on, there is less moisture in our homes and outside. We need to combat that with products for our skin that have proven moisturizing and calming properties. The ingredients in PCA Skin Silkcoat Balm are designed to not only moisturize, but soothe the skin.
PCA Skin Silcoat Balm is an excellent nighttime treatment. It is formulated with antioxidants, botanicals and hydrolyzed silk for sensitive, dry and mature skin. It is great for skin in harsh or cold climates (that’s us). It is also an excellent choice for post-procedure skin smoothing and rejuvenation.
The key ingredients in PCA Skin Silkcoat Balm are:
- Jojoba Seed Oil – has effective moisturizing properties and is thought to help strengthen the elastin network and reduce irritation in the skin.
- Hydrolyzed Silk – a protein with a tight structure that when broken down in water, releases amino acids and peptides for biosynthesis of dermal proteins to strengthen and improve the skin.
- Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) – an excellent antioxidant and emollient. This fat soluble vitamin is the major antioxidant that protects the lipids in the body, including cell membranes, from oxidation.
- Squalane – is a naturally occurring oil found in plants, especially olives and wheat germ that helps keep the skin moist.
- Oregano Leaf Extract, Cinnamon Bark Extract and Thyme Leaf – provides antij-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antiseptic properties.
In addition to the correct night time moisturizer, other products that will help dry skin are PCA Skin Creamy Cleanser, PCA Skin Hydrator Plus, PCA Skin Hydrating Serum, PCA Skin Rejuvenating Serum and PCA Skin C-Quench.
Things you can do on your own to combat dry skin are:
- Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water
- Sleep with a humidifier to keep moisture in the air
- Take fish oil supplements
- Eat a diet rich in antioxidants
By: Mary Hayse, Licensed Esthetician