DRY SKIN 101
Whether you have chronic skin issues or are currently suffering from a bought of dry skin due to changes in medication, weather, travel or other changes in routine, let's explore the common concerns of dry skin & why it happens and how we can treat it, naturally.
Also known as Xerosis, dry skin can occur in those of all ages and can be inherited or due to other factors such as poor nutrition, diabetes, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Ultimately, dry skin is caused from lack of water in the skin, or lipid depletion.
Lipid depletion can be due to dry air, hot baths or showers, harsh soaps or fragrances, fabric, the use of retinoids, diuretics, and other topical applications.
A V O I D
products containing alcohol
drying products with AHA & BHA
T R E A T M E N T
preserve your natural skin lipids with these natural moisturizers
THE ORDINARY Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA
scent free and limited ingredients, this thick cream uses hyaluronic acid to deliver a heavy moisturizing punch. the "natural moisturizing factors" are amino acids, fatty acids, triglycerides, urea, ceramides, phospholipids, glycerin, saccharides and sodium PCA naturally found in the skin, which helps promote skin healing.
TRUE BOTANICALS Overnight Moisture Lock Mask
filled with plant derived hyaluronic acid for ultra moisture, this moisturizer is to be kept on skin overnight allowing the collagen pre-peptides to enter the moisture barrier. Uses mango butter and squalane (an oil that imitates skins natural moisture balance). Rinse mask off with warm water when you wake up.
HERBIVORE Pink Cloud Rosewater Moisture Creme
calming & perfect for all skin types, this creme moisturizer uses rosewater, aloe water and white tea extract.
those with extra sensitive skin, especially to fragrance, should be mindful of rosewater.
LAUREN BROOKE Organic Face Serum
cold pressed 100% natural plant oils deliver anti-aging moisture with minerals and essential fatty acids.
ANDALOU NATURALS Coconut Milk Firming Serum
containing amino & fatty acids for ultimate hyrdation, this serum is incredibly gentle and helps remove redness.
use a humidifier inside your home. cool and warm mist humidifiers work primarily the same, benefiting the skin by increasing the moisture level in the house decreasing the rate in which moisture is drawn from the skin.
HYDRATING SHEET MASK
use a sheet mask, like the facetory sun bae aloe vera mask packed with aloe vera, jojoba seed and shea butter for ultimate hydration.
generic sheet masks can be used over any combination of the moisturizer and serums mentioned above. keep on for up to 30 min.