What You Need to Know About Your Skin
Dry skin naturally produces less oil than normal skin, so it can feel tight and uncomfortable and is generally more susceptible to fine lines.
What ingredients should I look for in my products?
Soften: Opt for fatter, omega-rich oils that fill and protect the important moisture barrier of the skin. Avocado oil is wonderfully rich and filled with vitamins A, D and E for additional nutrition.
Moisturizing: Dry skin needs products with a high water content to replenish this moisture content. Creams are great for driving moisture deep into your skin, and applying a moisturizing tonic between products helps to trap water for lasting suppleness.
Avocado & Jojoba moisturizing day cream.
What ingredients should I avoid?
Cleansers: Avoid irritating and drying foaming cleansers such as sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), sodium laureth sulfate (SLES), cocamidopropyl betaine and ammonium laureth sulfate in face and body products.
These remove all valuable natural oils from your skin and leave them free, dry and more prone to reactions.
Alcohol: Alcohol has a similar effect on the skin as detergents – it removes oils and leaves them free and unbalanced.
Take a Dietary supplement with essential fatty acids: Essential fatty acids (EFAs) are the building blocks for healthy skin. I If you consume more EFA (Omega 3,6 & 9), the skin is conditioned from the inside out, the moisture barrier is repaired and protected to prevent water loss.
Regular peeling: Dry skin tends to throw off dead skin cells in clumps or flakes rather than individually.
To avoid unpleasant flake stains, exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a gentle peel or a muslin cloth. This not only enables the skin surface to be smoothed, but also enables the healthy cells underneath to take full advantage of your moisturizer.
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