Dry Facial Skin

What dry skin products are you using?

Do You Suffer From Dry Facial Skin? Did you know ............................... .....your favorite moisturizer or facial cleanser could be drying your face?

What's the worst part about dry facial skin? It makes your complexion look bad and years older than you really are. Unlike the body, your face is right out there for everyone to see!

What surprised me is how often we cause own complexion problems by using moisturizers or cleansers that are not appropriate for our skin type. In fact, certain products may feel good at first, but then leaves your face feeling tighter or drier.

Why does this happen? Because some products may contain ingredients that disrupt the skin's natural lipid layer, acid mantel, or pH balance.

So how is it that we choose the wrong products? We listen to the commercial and maybe read the front label and think....this sounds like what I need.

How do you know what you need? I never thought I had dry skin. Sure, it felt a little tight after washing, but there were no symptoms like flaking, itching, peeling, or redness. Just a tight feeling and little crinkly lines around my eyes and mouth.

Dry Skin Products

In effort to find products to help with wrinkles, I discovered alpha/beta hydroxy acids (AHA/BHA) and my skin LOVED IT.

I told a friend of mine who is an esthetician how much better my face looked and felt, that's when she explained that certain acids - like lactic and glycolic acids are humectant agents.

A humectant is something that draws moisture to the skin. So, it turns out that I have (or had) dry skin! AHA/BHA helped to even and balance out moisture which makes it perfect most types.

Plus, these acids are great exfoliants which allows your moisturizers and anti-aging creams to penetrate better. And it gets better...........these acids also help stimulate cell turnover, collagen production, and smooth out blemishes and discoloration - for a clearer more even toned complexion.

You can use this serum once or twice a week, after washing and before moisturizing. That would be the first dry skin cure I would suggestion for anyone suffering from dry facial skin.

Another tip to combat dryness, is to try a honey mask. Honey is also a natural humectant....while it's a little sticky and messy to deal with, it worth using a mask once or twice a week if your face is excessively dry.

Leave the honey on for about 15 mintues and then rinse well. Follow with a good moisturizer while your face is still a bit damp. TIP - Anytime you suffer from dry facial skin or anywhere on the body, it really helps to apply a soothing moisturizer when your still a bit damp. :-)

Speaking moisturizer, what's in your moisturizer cream? Make sure it's free from petrochemicals and other additives that can irritate and zap moisture from your face..... which is important if you have really dry facial skin. And, of course make sure it's non-comodegenic so as not to clog pores or caues breakouts.

Check out the ingredients in this moisturizing dry skin product and see what I mean about pure and natural ingredients. Compare this list to your favorite product and see how your product rates.

Finally, what are you washing your face with? It's best to choose products that are pH balanced and again.....free from junk! No additives, fragrances, colorings, cheap oils, or parabens. Pay attention to the label and ingredients, not the commerical hype of a facial wash product.

Sometimes you'll have to experiement to find that works best for you - as everyone is different.

I used Cetaphil for years, but have recently switched to this liquid facial cleanserbecause it's organic, pH balanced and helps remove make up better. Cetaphil didn't clean my face very well and didn't always get all the makeup off, because I could still see some dirt when I wipe my face with a towel.

Also, the new cleanser turns out to be cheaper because I can get all three products as a package for a better price. If you're interested, click here dry skin solutions.

For more information read lactic acid research.

Additional Reading

Vitamins For Dry Skin - One simple, yet health vitamin is important to reduce dry skin. Click here to read more...

And, read aboutNatural Beauty Secrets to help dry skin. Many of these ingredients can be found in your own kitchen right now.

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