Your skin is dry, tight, and flaky, has rough patches or never seems to absorb enough moisturiser.
What do you do?
You make sure its hydrated, feed and protected.
With oily skin, there lipid (aka. oil) dry, and there’s water dry. You could be one, you could be both. If you’re not sure, its best to assume its both.
LIPID DRY: your skin lacks good oils and essential fatty acids (EFAs), like omega 3, 6 & 9. This is most likely from your diet. Try Bestow Beauty Oil – a flaxseed oil – the easiest and most direct way to supplement and boost your EFA intake, with loads of added benefits.
WATER DRY: we need to be hydrated from both the inside and the outside. Do you know if you are drinking enough water? Try adding lemon, cucumber or mint to a glass of water for extra flavor. Try green tea? Coffee & alcohol are dehydrating and don’t count towards your daily water intake amount.
Soaking your skin from the outside is a very efficient and direct way of hydrating the upper layers of your skin. If our skin is not hydrated, then the enzymes in our skin (activated by water) can’t do their job! This is the first and one of the most important steps in your skin care range. You need to hydrate your skin first, before focusing on any other skin problems.
After soaking, it is essential you are feeding your skin the right nutrients. This is where your facial mists, herbal concentrated serums, moisturisers and facial oils come in. You need to lock that water in! There’s no point hydrating if you aren’t able to keep the water there. I love a facial oil at night, and a cream or lotion for the day.
We’ve feed the inside, we’ve soaked the outside, and we’ve feed the outside now we need to protect all this hard work! Especially at this time of the year (winter in NZ!) when we are going from heated rooms, to windy outdoors, to heated cars, to the cold outside again. Whether it’s the outside wind or air conditioning/heating – both can be very harsh on the skin. You need a moisturiser to create a barrier between your skin and harsh environments. The Nourishing Skin Reviver as mentioned above would both feed & protect your skin. However, there are some moisturisers more suited to this specific weather, environment & skin condition – this is because they do a great job at providing a barrier or protection.