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Do you suffer from Dry Skin in a Tropical Climate?

Yes, it is possible. At Indochine Natural we have many customers in Malaysia reporting dry, irritated skin. They complain of tightness after washing. Itchy skin is a common issue.

The problem

These days in tropical countries air conditioning is common. Firstly, it is found at work in the office, and at home. Secondly, many sleep in air-conditioned rooms. Therefore, it is less humid and cooler than outside.

As a result, this can play havoc on your skin, and in sensitive individuals cause irritation and dryness. This can be a cause of issues in a tropical climate.

The solution for dry skin in a tropical climate

There are a few things I can recommend. Non is a guaranteed cure-all but may help reduce drying and irritation.

(1) When bathing and drying off, avoid vigorous rubbing. This may aggravate, leading to irritation and drying. Gentle patting is the way to go.

(2) Limit the use of sunscreens.

(3) Avoid products containing denatured alcohol. This substance causes irritation and drying.

(4) Consider the texture of products. If you need to rub in a lotion, the rubbing motion may cause irritation. This is why I recommend oils. They are light, easily spread, and readily absorbed.

(6) Study the product ingredients list. Individual ingredients may cause irritation. For example, preservatives often cause irritation. Another culprit is the allergens found in essential oils.

(7) Consider food as a potential skin irritant. If you suspect a particular food, try eliminating it from your diet for two weeks. Diet can often aggravate dry skin.

(8) Reduce the number of products you use on your skin. Each product applied to your skin or hair is a potential irritant. It, therefore, makes sense to reduce the number. Choose simple, effective products. Avoid those containing synthetics.

I hope the above points are helpful. You may want to consider our organic face oil. If you have any personal tips, please put them in the “Speak Your Mind” section below.

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  • Lisa says:

    Only ever use Nivea products on my skin. Nivea Hydration best moisturizer I have found for my skin.

    • IndochineNatural says:

      Hi Lisa,
      If you are happy with Nivea, that’s good.

      For me, I’m not happy with all of the synthetics used:
      Aqua, Glycerin, Paraffinum Liquidum, Myristyl Alcohol, Butylene Glycol, Alcohol Denat., Stearic Acid, Myristyl Myristate, Cera Microcristallina, Glyceryl Stearate, Hydrogenated Coco-Glycerides, Simmondsia Chinensis Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Lanolin Alcohol (Eucerit®), Polyglyceryl-2 Caprate, Dimethicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Coumarin, Citronellol, Parfum

      My preference, and what I formulate, are hydrating oils made only using oils harvest by hand.

      The choice is yours.

      Kind regards,

      Dr. Mike Thair
      Master Formulator
      Indochine Natural Sdn Bhd

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