Are you a ‘skinny’ person? Or do you struggle with dry skin, flaky skin and breakouts? Well, for some people, it could be too late to change their skin. You see, our skin gets drier as we age. It’s not just us ladies who are prone to dryness. Men also have dry skin and it can be a very sensitive topic between partners. But what if you could tackle your dry skin problems and keep them at bay until your wedding day? Try these tips before its too late!
Keep your skin hydrated
Dry skin is due to lack of hydration. Make sure you are applying the right lotion to your skin type. For oily skin, use heavier lotions while for dry skin, you need lightweight products. Make sure you are constantly applying your lotion and not just when you think you’re going to get a little dry. This is why it is super important to keep your skin hydrated. If you are not applying lotion, your skin will become drier. Dry skin barrier is the first layer of protection for your skin and if it is lacking in, your skin will get dehydrated. It’s important to drink plenty of water and apply hydration cream/olive oil mix on a daily basis.
Use the right lotion
When it comes to lotions, keep in mind that everyone’s skin is different. There are different skin types and everyone’s skin will react differently to different types of lotions. For example, some people’s skin gets oily after just a few hours of application while for other people, it should be oil free for the whole day. It’s important to test the lotion out on a small area first to make sure it’s suitable for your skin type. Some people also find that using a heavier lotion after washing helps to unclog their pores while others find that using a lighter lotion on a daily basis helps to keep their skin hydrated.
Don’t forget to exfoliate
Yes, we know, you’re probably thinking ‘why the heck should I exfoliate my skin when it’s already cleaning itself’? But, trust us, it’s super important! Exfoliating your skin once a week really is a must. It’s what gets rid of the old dead skin cells and helps your skin renew itself. Plus, it’s a good idea to follow your weekly skin care routine because your skin will benefit from the exfoliation. Rinse your face with water after your shower to get rid of excess oil from your skin. Don’t overthink it, just get it clean.
Dark skincare tips
Keep your skin hydrated. Moisturize only when you need to. Don’t overthink it, just clean your skin. Exfoliate your skin daily to get rid of dead skin cells and unclog your pores. Don’t put on lotion after wash because it will only keep your pores open and make things worse. Invest in an anti-aging cream and use it regularly. Don’t forget to protect your skin from the sun!
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While routine skincare is super important, you shouldn’t forget about your beauty routine too! Every month, visit your doctor’s office or clinic to have your skin assessed. They will be able to recommend the right skincare products for your skin type. If you have dull looking skin, try these tips before heading to the doctor. Exfoliate. Scrubs, gel and foams don’t work for dull skin. Exfoliating your skin twice a week will help remove the dead skin and build a thicker skin barrier to protect your skin. Use toner. Toner is what helps your skin purify and regulate your skin’s pH level which in turn will help balance your skin’s moisture content. Try these before and after photos to see what we mean. Apply face cream. Face creams are meant to be used on oily skin while drier skin should go for the heavy moisturizers. For dull or dehydrated skin, you need to use a heavy cream while for dry skin, we recommend a lightweight cream. Use a sunscreen when you go out in the sun. And if you are in the sun for long hours, make sure you protect your skin with a good SPF moisturizer.
It’s important to keep your skin hydrated and protect it from the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. Make sure you are applying the right lotion to your skin type, as well as keeping it clean. Remember to keep your skin protected from the elements and a good skincare routine will help your skin stay healthy and young.