Jan 24th, 2012

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What To Do When Your Skin Is THIRSTY For Moisture

water for thirsty dry skin Dry Skin.  You may have it year round or maybe it just rears its ugly head during the winter or other specific times, but, either way when your skin is dry and thirsty for moisture you’ve got to give it the hydration craves right away!

If you don’t keep your skin moisturized it will become flaky and /or rough.  Acne and even wrinkles appear worse when your skin is dry too because those dead skin cells build up on the surface and fill in the imperfections making them appear more pronounced.  But, what can you do?  How can you get your dry skin the moisture it so desperately craves?  Here are some tips to help when you’re skin is thirsty.

Avoid Soaps

Be sure you’re not cleansing with soap.  Soap can dry your skin out even further than it already is, and really, its not good for cleansing any skin type.  Even gel cleansers are “soap like” and can strip your skin dry.  That tight feeling after you cleanse is often a result of a dramatic PH change which can contribute to dry skin.  Instead, use a creme based cleanser that’s soap free!  These types of cleansers will clean your skin while hydrating it too!

Exfoliate Daily

Exfoliation needs to become a big part of your daily skin care regimen.  You need to remove the dead skin cells in order for your moisturizer to penetrate more effectively.
We’re not referring to harsh scrubs or mechanical devices, no, they can actually break blood vessels of fragile skin.  All you need to do is massage your skin well when when cleansing to loosen dead cell debris.  Then,  a moisturizer with natural fruit acids that will dissolve skin cells to help exfoliate skin without any harsh ingredients or tools.

Utilize Beneficial Oils In Beauty Products And Diet

Incorporating beneficial oils into both your beauty products and your diet can not only help hydrate your skin but also help your skin hold onto this moisture longer.  Oils that are beneficial for dry skin include Avocado, Jojoba, Olive Squalane, Pomegranate and Argan Nut Oil.  Most of these also contain high doses of Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs), Vitamin E and other vitamins and actives that are incredibly beneficial for dry skin too.

Include Botanicals and Herbs Known For Hydrating Effects

Organic botanicals and herbs known for hydrating effects include Goji Berry, Red Tea, Neroli, Acai Berry, Green Tea, Sea Buckthorn Berry and Amalaki.  Use natural beauty products that contain these special botanicals and herbs at least twice daily for natural relief of dry skin.

If you use even just one of these tips you’ll notice a difference in the appearance of your dry skin.  Use all of these tips posted here  and your skin will be super grateful and definitely thank you with a glowing, healthy complexion so you can look your best!

 

 

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