The number one vital secret about facial skin care you need is cure dry skin. Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin as the deposits are too drying for the best facial skin care. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Don't use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. Instead, mist some mineral water on your skin.
Lightly pat dry. Dry skin has a low level of sebum and can be prone to sensitivity. The skin has a parched look caused by its inability to retain moisture. It usually feels "tight" and uncomfortable after washing unless some type of moisturizer or skin cream is applied.
Chapping and cracking are signs of extremely dry, dehydrated skin and not a part of good facial skin care. Dryness is worsened by wind, extremes of temperature and air-conditioning. This type of skin is tightly drawn over bones.
It looks dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes and there may be tiny expression lines on these spots and at the comers of the mouth. Facts about dry skin and good facial skin care: - The oil glands do not supply enough lubrication to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated. - Skin gets exposed to the elements especially in winter. - Dry skin could be due to a genetic condition.
- Poor diet. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins, can also contribute to dry skin. - Environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics, or excessive bathing with harsh soaps. - Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea. - Dry Skin Could Also Be From: o An under-active thyroid o Serious skin complications can arise for people with diabetes o Certain drugs, including diuretics, antispasmodics, and antihistamines, can contribute to dry skin Dry skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing, regular stimulation with massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture.
It also needs extra careful protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and gives it a soft, moist look. Use non-detergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin.
Avoid using any commercial soap. And always touch your face gently. Double-cleanse with a cream, leaving a light, thin trace of it on the skin after the second cleansing. Follow a bath or a shower with a mild application of baby oil. Massage your face with home-made nourishing cream every night before retiring. Be generous with the cream in the areas surrounding the eyes where tiny lines and crows feet are born.
Avoid contacting highly alkaline soaps and detergents like washing sodas and powders which contain highly alkaline and drying ingredients. Moistening with water, then applying a thin film of air-excluding moisturizer restores the suppleness of the dry skin. Stay tuned for Part 2 and Part 3.
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