You have a dry skin type when:
– Make-up hardly absorbs into the skin
– You have wrinkles prematurely
– Your skin lacks good circulation and healthy colour
– Your skin lacks acne
Although that tight, dried out feeling of the skin can be age related, dry skin can also be caused by using a moisturiser that’s not rich enough for your skin’s needs or a cleanser that’s too harsh. A gentle skincare routine will help the driest skin become supple and radiant.
Gentle cleansers help to moisturise dry skin and fortunately, there are plenty of products to try: There are super fatted soaps often called beauty bars that contain emollients such as olive oil or lanolin, and there are many milky liquid cleansers and tissue-off cleansing creams.
The drier your skin, the more hydrating ingredients your moisturiser should contain. Choose product that is formulated with glycerin, hyaluronic acid, or lanolin and antioxidants especially vitamins A, C and E. These ingredients slow down moisture loss during the day, preventing further dehydration.
Dry skin rules:
– Use a mild, soap-free liquid cleanser or super fatted cleansing bar to wash your face at night. In the morning just wash your face with warm water.
– Select moisturisers formulated with ingredients that delay moisture loss and prevent further dryness e.g. hyaluronic acid, emu oil, placenta, lanolin, glycerin, etc.
– Choose products that boost moisture levels such as serums or masks. Placenta extract serum which is rich in vitamins and minerals helps to replenish skin and plumps up wrinkles.
– Apply moisturiser when your face and body is still damp.
– Use oil based foundations and cream or cream powder blushers as the oil they contain will help soften fine lines and wrinkles.
– Wash your face with hash soap. Ever.
– Use grainy cleansing products or buffing pads.
– Forget to apply an SPF-15 sunscreen to your face and neck every day.