Dry skin |

 

Dry skin

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.

Cleansing:

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.

Moisturising:

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:

Do

– 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.

Don’t

– 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.