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These Three Natural Ingredients Are Among The Best Moisture Specialists

Your skin isn't only your largest organ, it’s also one of the strongest and most sensitive in many respects; it is more or less unprotected and yet has to constantly defend your body, fighting off possible invaders all the time. Day after day, your skin is exposed to many external influences that can stress your skin and even cause skin irritation.
As a result, your skin’s natural equilibrium is threatened, especially its natural moisture balance, which for some, can get weakened very easily, becoming dry and flaky, with a tendency to itch and redden. Fortunately, there are some amazing moisturising body lotions with natural ingredients that can enhance the self-healing power of your skin, which are  often found in the best moisturisers:

1.Urea

Urea binds to water in the upper layer of your skin, and that helps it to support the equal distribution of moisture. If your body doesn’t produce enough urea itself, you should apply it to your skin to restore its ability to retain water. Dermatologists call this ‘supplementation’, which is why urea is used in lots of skincare products. The CICA Repair Body Lotion, for instance, is a moisturising body lotion that has been developed for this purpose; designed to help regenerate extremely dry skin, it restores your skin’s overall structural integrity. Its rich texture provides instant relief for uncomfortable tightness and prevents flaky skin, and is also highly compatible with many skin types.

2.Allantoin

This true miracle ingredient supports the formation of cells, their regeneration and has a healing anti-inflammatory effect, which explains its success in a variety of skincare products across the world. Allantoin is very important for all human, animal and plant life; in nature, Allantoin appears in high doses, for example in ‘True Comfrey’, one of the oldest known healing plants. In the Multi-Purpose CICA Repair Balm, panthenol works together with Allantoin to repair minor damage and micro-injuries on your skin; its rich textures help to repair your skin's protective barriers and to prevent raw, flaky skin from forming. In addition, it makes your skin healthy again and reactivates its self-healing powers. 

3.Oat Milk

Oats are a true all-round superstar; the fattiest of our grains scores in multiple categories, its vitamin D has a calming effect on the body. It is rich in protein, which restores the elasticity of your skin, it contains biotin, an important building block for your hair and nails and its carbohydrates regulate your skin's moisture balance. This ‘wonder grain’ (found in a variety of moisturising body lotions) also contains secondary plant ingredients that calm your skin and prevent itching, which explains why skincare products containing oat milk have been working wonders for so many. 

 Wondering how you can combat dry skin? Well, it’s obvious what needs to be done first: quickly add moisture and seal it in, then you need to make sure the skin’s cell structure regenerates so that you can restore your overall moisture balance. Natural ingredients can support and even activate your body's own processes and the formulations developed by skin experts in the best moisturisers can guarantee the desired effect and will protect your sensitive skin from further wear and tear. We equally recommend keeping a close eye on your diet, and as many of you might be unsure of what foods are best for your skin, check out Mixa’s own ‘Food to Keep Your Skin Happy’ video with Nutritionist Pixie Turner.