How To Treat Tight, Dry Facial Skin?

Sunday, January 17, 2016 - 6:41am

It feels awful, doesn’t it? Tight, dry facial skin is not only uncomfortable, but it’s actually visible!

Known as dehydrated skin, that tight, dry feeling looks dull. Make-up doesn’t perform nearly as well and can accentuate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

You may think of dehydrated skin as a winter problem, but the sun can wreak just as much havoc.

 

What can you do? Monthly facials work the lymphatic system to remove toxins, stimulate circulation and allow for deeper product penetration. They are the foundation from which all other products and services work.

For your home care, make sure to add a Hyaluronic Acid serum for dehydrated skin. Scientific studies have shown that HA improves skin hydration, stimulates production of collagen in skin, works as an antioxidant and free radical scavenger, maintains skin elasticity, cushions joints and nerve tissues, has an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity.

I can help you there. For your moisturizer, it’s important to understand that thicker is not necessarily more effective. If you have skin that is quite oily, you want to avoid lotions and moisturizers that contain fatty acids and oils, as this is sure to exacerbate the problem, possibly leading to blocked pores and therefore breakouts. For oily skin types, a lighter moisturiser that is oil free, is needed, with gel-based moisturizers being a good choice. Dryer skin types will benefit from the thicker creams that are oil based, as they will restore moisture to the skin, to stop it from feeling to tight and appearing flaky.

 

If your skin is tight and dry, it’s asking for help! Set up an Advanced Skin Consult and I’ll get you and your skin talking nice to each other in no time. 

 

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