Skin can change depending on fluctuating hormones and outside factors like the weather. You must change skin care accordingly.
Symptoms of Dry Skin
If you’ve experienced dry skin, then you know how uncomfortable and unsightly your skin becomes when it starts to lose moisture. The irritation and flaking is enough to drive anyone insane (speaking for experience).
If you’re not sure, here’s some dry skin symptoms:
Rough or flaky skin
A sensation of tightness after showering or swimming.
Fines lines and Wrinkles
Small pores that are barely visible
Dry Skin Care
Skin needs a good supply of water to remain supple and hydrated. We lose about 1 pint of body fluid a day through sweating. Those with dry skin should drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.
Those with dry skin have to be extra diligent in choosing a cleanser. Many popular soaps, shampoos, and detergent contain harsh surfactants that strip the skin of natural oils that help protect and seal in moisture. Opt for gentle skin cleansers and cleansing creams with added moisturizers.
With dry skin comes patches of flaking and peeling skin. When this happens a gentle exfoliator can smooth and renew the skin. Exfoliate about one to three times a week depending on your personal preference.
Air conditioning and wind exposure aggravate dry skin. Use a cream or butter protective moisturizer twice a day. Hydrating products nourish the skin and prevent premature aging. Creams and butters contain a thicker consistency helping retain moisture for longer.
Occasionally, try using a moisturizing night treatment, as skin absorbs active ingredients best when you’re asleep.
Makeup for Dry Skin
When applying makeup up with dry skin, you run the risk of cracks and lines as your skin begins to dehydrate. Try these Makeup tips to achieve a flawless-looking complexion.
A general rule for those with dry skin is to avoid powder products. These products absorb oil from the skin encouraging moisture loss. Instead use water-based foundations which are more moisturizing and leave a dewy finish.
Cream highlighters are the perfect fix for giving the skin a glowing appearance. Applying the highlighter to the high points of cheeks, down the nose, and on the brow bone helps the skin appear dewy.
After makeup application, set and hydrate your look with a hydrating facial mist. Anything with hyaluronic acid or vitamin e oil works best as it melts away powder products, giving you face a soft glow.
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