How to take care of dry skin.

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As a skin specialist, I feel it is my duty to spread the real facts about skincare because there are so many misconceptions going around regarding what s good and bad for our skin. 

This is week one of: How to take care of your skin. Catering to the 3 different skin types: dry, oily and acne-prone skin.

This week, we focus on dry skin. Which, I suffer from. Chronic conditions that stem from dry skin are eczema, rosacea and some forms of skin dermatitis. 

If you have dry skin, please apply the following rules to your skin and you will see a difference in your skin in 28 days, guaranteed! ( It takes 28 days for your skin's cells to replenish. So, please be wary of products that tell you otherwise.)

 

1. Drink more water

Our skin is the body's biggest organ, consuming the most water from your consumption. You can often tell that you are dehydrated by paying attention to your skin, particularly around your lips and your lips. If they are chronically dry, it could mean that you are dehydrated. It is recommended that you drink 1.5 liters of water a day, more if you are active.

 

*Read our article on how to spruce up your water for fun water ideas.

 

2. Avoid conventional soaps and creams.

Just like with anything, in skincare you get what you pay for. I had a client who used Johnson's and Johnson's on her skin and was wondering why she had problematic skin. I explained to her that these cheap products are mostly water and preservatives so, how can you expect it to heal your skin? Our skin is a very simple organ, it will tell you plain and clear what it needs and will tell you f what you're using isn't working. Listen to your skin and fork out an extra $10- $20 for a product that will nourish it, not dry it out.

 

3. Use oils instead of creams.

I highly recommend using oils on your face as opposed to creams. There has been a recent myth that oil blocks skin and cream allows skin to breathe. This is completely untrue. Oils, particularly botanical oils- made from plants- blend in with your skin's cells easier than synthetics so you are able to absorb more moisture and nutrients from them. Moreover, oils usually need less preservatives in them because they are oil- based and oils have a longer shelf-life than creams that are water-based.

 

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