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Dry Skin On Face

Although dry skin is considered a "type", you might get it at some point in your life or another, and the older you are the higher your chances.

Regardless of your current skin type, read this article to find out how to better protect your skin from drying out.Text

 

What is Dry Skin?

 

Dry skin is something you may deal with all your life or come across at any point in your biography due to a number of reasons.

To name a few:

- lack of nutrients;
- unhealthy food and eating/drinking habits, smoking cigarettes;
- your environment (UV rays, dry air inside and out, hard tap water, dust, chemicals in products we use;
- certain medical conditions and medications (diabetes, hyperthyroidism, cancer treatment, and other);
- age and hormonal changes;
- stress;
- genetics.

So yes, dry skin is something that can happen over time and at any time.

It also should not be confused with skin dehydration which is a different condition. However, it is possible to have both simultaneously, so let's have a deeper dive here.

 

Luck of Nutrients is the Main Cause of Dry Skin

Plant-derived skincare will feed your skin essential nutrients to keep it healthy and glowing.

Dry, Dehydrated, or Both?

 

Our skin has three layers.

Skin becomes dry due to the malfunction of its top layer (epidermis):

- it starts to produce less sebum and therefore loses the ability to retain water;

  • - or it produces enough, or even an excessive amount of sebum, but its fats are not functioning properly to retain water.
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In both cases skin loses its protective barrier, becomes thin and sensitive. It feels tight and rough, with flakes and patches on the face and throughout the body.

When damaged, it may have signs of irritation and inflammation. It may itch, crack and even bleed. This severe dryness should definitely be looked at by a dermatologist.

Dehydration on the other hand happens on a deeper, middle layer of skin (derma) when its blood vessels fail to transport enough water (together with other crucial nutrients).

It's a common mistake for people with dehydrated skin to think that their skin is dry, because it can also feel tight, look flaky and become sensitive. As said earlier, you have to work with deeper layers of skin here, providing them with water.

We will talk about it in detail in our future articles, for now, let's get back to dry skin.

 

What to avoid in your skincare for dry skin?

 

If you have dry skin, dermatologists suggest that you stop using skincare products containing alcohols, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA), fragrances and retinoids. Those will further dry out your skin.

Sulfates, harsh alkalis and abrasive granules remove too much of the protective oils from the skin's surface, so make sure to avoid them as well.

That said, you might consider switching to natural and organic skincare.

Why is natural skincare better for dry skin?

 

Simply because it doesn't have all that stuff, mentioned above, that dries skin out. It also full of natural vitamins and minerals to keep your skin's natural barrier healthy. Plant-derived antioxidants will protect it from environmental aggressors that we face everyday.

Natural skincare is very gentle in terms of potential irritants aand won't dry out your skin further.

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin on the Face

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  2. 1. Your tap water that you use for washing your face might be too hard. When it has too much calcium and magnesium it will add up to drying your skin. In this case, use filtered or bottled water. Make sure it's warm, not hot.

 

  1. 2. Use a gentle cleanser. It will help remove make-up and daily dirt, but not to strip you of protective oils.
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  1. 4. Use toner to balance your skin's pH level after contact with water. It will bring your skin to a healthy environment so it can easily absorb nutrients and hydration from your moisturizer.

 

5. Apply a moisturizer right after a toner on a slightly moist skin. Do not let your skin air dry. Ever.

 

All-natural Gentle Cleanser For Dry Skin

Five Great Ingredients for Dry and Sensitive Skin.

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  2. There are few blockbuster ingredients that good skincare products for dry skin usually contain. Today we will tell you about five of them.

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Glycerin.

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  2. Glycerin is a type of alcohol, but unlike the one you would not want to use on your skin, it contains three molecules of water, which makes it hygroscopic: it draws water like a magnet.

    Not only is it able to pull water from the air around and store it in epidermis (upper leyer of your skin), glycerin also makes your natural skin oils more fluid and moisturizes deeper layers of your skin.

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  4. It also opens aquaporin channels to transport water into derma (hello dehydrated skin).

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Hyaluronic acid.

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  2. Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that can be found in different tissues of the human body.

    In skin it participates in healing wounds and inflammations, remodeling of derma, protecting cells from free radical damage. It is mostly located in epidermis and plays a key role in skin renewal.

    If hyaluronic acid's quantity lessens, skin becomes more vulnerable, prone to inflammations, less capable to keep moisture and less elastic. Skin may suddenly become sensitive, dry with patches of flakes and small wrinkles.

    Like glycerin it is a humectant: it is able to draw and keep huge amounts of water molecules, hundreds of times more than its own weight. In skincare products it is used to moisture and relieve sensitive skin, to heal, to correct wrinkles and improve skin tone.

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Aloe.

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  2. Aloe is one of the oldest medical plants that has been in use for thousands of years to treat anything from running nose to skin inflammation. Egyptian Pharaohs drank its juice to stay younger. And used the same juice to heal wounds, burns and skin ulcers.


    Aloe is a truly unique plant as it contains more than 200 components: all the known vitamins, lots of minerals, amino acids, enzymes, antioxidants, polysaccharides and other elements.


    Polysaccharides are specifically important for dry skin, as they form something like film on the skin surface and draw water molecules in, at the same time not letting the water that's already in epidermis to evaporate. Aloe extract moisturizes skin, healing it with flavonoids that have anti-inflammatory and healing effects.


    Egyptians were right the plant does help to slow down skin aging processes. Aloe leaves contain agents that stimulating skin to produce collagen and elastin, as a result skin becomes more elastic, dense and looks younger and healthier.

Macadamia oil.

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  2. Nourishing and healing capabilities of macadamia have been known for not less than 5000 years. Nuts of these evergreen trees were considered holy by aborigines of Australia - the place where macadamia originated.

     

    In cosmetology Macadamia oil is sometimes referred to as "vegetable mink oil", as it's very similar in compounds and properties, but ethical to use. Macadamia oil contains 22% of palmitoleic acid, also known as omega-7 acid.

     

    In small quantities this fatty acid is produced by the skin's sebaceous glands, its synthesis slowing down with age and making sebum less soft and nutritious. These changes in sebum are one of the main reasons for skin to become dry and sensitive with age. Macadamia oil helps skin to compensate for the deficiency of omega-7.

     

    Macadamia oil contains niacin which is great for skin microcirculation and works well for aging skin. Its minerals such as copper, zinc and iron help skin to heal and regenerate while its protein not only participates in skin recovery but even promotes production of collagen and elastin (proteins of deeper skin levels).

     

    Macadamia oil saves skin, damaged by the UV rays, wind and low temperatures, which makes it perfect for dry skin all year round.



Blueberry (bilberry).

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  2. Nourishing and healing capabilities of macadamia have been known for not less than 5000 years. Nuts of these evergreen trees were considered holy by aborigines of Australia - the place where macadamia originated.

     

    In cosmetology Macadamia oil is sometimes referred to as "vegetable mink oil", as it's very similar in compounds and properties, but ethical to use. Macadamia oil contains 22% of palmitoleic acid, also known as omega-7 acid.

     

    In small quantities this fatty acid is produced by the skin's sebaceous glands, its synthesis slowing down with age and making sebum less soft and nutritious. These changes in sebum are one of the main reasons for skin to become dry and sensitive with age. Macadamia oil helps skin to compensate for the deficiency of omega-7.

     

    Macadamia oil contains niacin which is great for skin microcirculation and works well for aging skin. Its minerals such as copper, zinc and iron help skin to heal and regenerate while its protein not only participates in skin recovery but even promotes production of collagen and elastin (proteins of deeper skin levels).

     

    Macadamia oil saves skin, damaged by the UV rays, wind and low temperatures, which makes it perfect for dry skin all year round.



How to Treat Dry Skin On the Face with Rosy Lana Skincare?

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  2. You will find all the mentioned above ingredients gently crafted into Rosy Lana skincare products for dry skin. Ancient wisdom and modern technology in perfect collaboration to make your skin not just look, but be healthier.


    We suggest this simple, yet effective routine, Egyptian Pharaohs would be jealous of:


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