Dehydrated skin lacks sufficient moisture in the cellular system and intercellular channels and can look dull and dry, scaly and flaky. Epidermal moisture levels should be approximately 20% to 30% in normal, healthy skin. Dehydrated skin occurs when moisture levels are less than 10%. This is caused by a reduction in the barrier properties of the skin, resulting in an increase in transepdermal water loss (TEWL).
Bio-Oil® Skincare Oil helps supplement the skin’s natural oils which can be stripped away by factors such as extreme weather, water with high chemical content, frequent bathing and the drying effects of central heating and air conditioning. It helps lock in moisture and reduces the rate at which water vapor is naturally lost through the skin’s surface.