Is your skin dry or dehydrated?

April 19, 2016

 

 

The weather is constantly changing every day! Today is beautiful and sunny and tomorrow could be wet and windy, our environment effects our skin in lots of ways.

Wind can literally suck the moisture out of you skin. And if its a sunny day as well, it's easy to get wind burned. Imagine a fan forced oven crisping up the roast. It's a bit like that, the sun heats up and 'toasts' the skin and the wind dries the skin resulting in a skin that feels parched, tight, stinging & sore, and on the surface looks all crackly.

 

A dried out skin if untreated will slow down the cellular turnover, building up a thicker dead cell layer attempting to protect itself from excessive moisture loss. This can make the skin look dull and sallow and if left untreated can lead to other problems such as blackheads and milia. 

If your skin has been dried out by the weather, a moisturising and hydrating enzyme mask, vital C hydrating enzyme mask is perfect and can provide instant relief. Prepare you skin first with a gentle cream cleanser designed for sensitive dehydrated skin, Our Vital C cleanser is ideal.  

Apply a mask designed for dehydrated or sensitive skin. Leave on 10 minutes ( you can leave enzyme mask on overnight) . This will restore the skins hydration and promote a healthy and strong barrier. 

Apply a hydrating moisturiser, Image skincare hydrating SPF is great for every day as it also has a sun protection of factor 30. During windy days look for moisturisers with Hyaluronic acid which is a powerful skin hydrator. If your skin is also lipid dry (not enough oil) look for a more thicker cream that will create a barrier on the surface to help prevent moisture loss in a drying environment. 

When the skin is lacking lipids just saturating the skin with moisture is not enough. A lipid (oil) dry skin need to restore essential fatty acids. Choose products that are rich in omega 3, 6, 9 essential fatty acids. Your skin is unable to manufacture omegas so if essential acids are depleted it will weaken the skin barrier making it 'porous' allowing it to dry out and can lead to flaky and sensitive skin. Skinade collagen drink contains all your omega oils, vitamin c, flax seed oil, Vitamin B complex- Riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3) and biotin contribute to the maintenance of normal skin health. Vitamin B2 also contributes to the protection of cells from oxidative stress. Folic acid and vitamin B12 play a role in the process of cell division. Vitamin-B complex promotes more uniform, clearer, glowing and radiant skin. Drinking skinade will work from the inside out and it will make your skin glow! 


So when the weather changes, your skin does not have to look like a crocodile skin. Adjust your skin care to keep it moisturised, hydrated and protected and if you need advice, have a professional beauty therapist look at your skin. Even better book yourself in for a lovely, relaxing hydrating facial for a real boost that will make your skin glow!

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