3 Myths of Dry Skin
‘Dry skin is the result of colder temperatures‘
Although dry skin typically occurs during colder months it’s not the only factor that can cause your skin to try out. In fact, warmer temperatures are known for dehydrating your skin.
Individuals who have normal or combination skin can still suffer with dry skin in the warmer weather. This can be due to a number of reasons:
- Excessive heat and sun exposure without SPF – the sun’s heat dries out areas of unprotected skin and depletes the skin’s supply of natural lubricating oils.
- Hot temperatures – your skin also loses excessive water through sweat, resulting in drying it out.
- Air conditioning – along with hot temperatures typically comes air conditioning. These machines work by removing the humidity or water vapour from the air, condense it and produce cool air. This causes our skin to lose its moisture and elasticity, leaving us with a dehydrated complexion making the skin look and feel dull, uneven and dry.
- Chlorine – Hot weather screams holidays and with holidays come swimming pools. Chlorinated water is known to steal our skin’s natural pH, leading to dryness.
‘Dry skin is a seasonal issue’
Although weather can have a serious impact on our skin, suffering with dry skin is a condition you can’t reverse with thick moisturisers, similar to how oily skin can not just be cured with using no moisturiser. Therefore finding the best skincare routine that compliments your skin type every day, no matter the season, is vital.
‘Drink more water’
Don’t get me wrong―there are so many benefits to drinking your 2 litres of water a day. It’s refreshing, helps your brain function, maintains high energy levels, aids in digestion, and ultimately keeps your body healthy
Dry skin is a condition whereby moisture is lost as a result of the skin’s protective barrier not being able to lock in. While hydration is vital for a healthy body, drinking water actually has no direct link to your skin’s inherent dryness, not to be mistaken with dehydrated skin which does need water consumption.
‘Avoid exfoliating dry skin’
Hydration is key for treating dry skin. But if you want your moisturisers and serums to reach their full potential, you need to cleanse and exfoliate. Exfoliating removes the outermost layer of dead skin and paves the way for those expert ingredients in your skincare.
Exfoliation is KEY to looking fresh-faced.
Spring is a time for renewal, rebirth, and change and what better way to celebrate the longer brighter days than with a glowing, brighter complexion?
The outermost layer of skin is where the dead skin cells gather and eventually shed naturally. As we age, our rate of natural exfoliation slows down, and sometimes, they just need that little helping hand to let go
Exfoliating can do wonders for your skin – if you do it right. Unfortunately, there isn’t a single skincare potion that will give you the glowiest skin of your life, however understanding the diverse types of exfoliation and which is best for your skin is KEY to getting maximum results and that glowy, dewy skin.
There are two types of exfoliation: physical exfoliators, like beads, blades or buffers, which physically remove the dead skin cell whilst chemical exfoliators, often liquids, loosen the bonds that keep dead skin cells attached and can even get inside the pores too.
Chemical exfoliators mimic our natural exfoliation by gently dissolving the velcro-like bonds that keep dead skin cells attached to the face and body by dropping the skin’s pH. Acidic ingredients like Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and lactic acid are used to exfoliate dead skin cells and promote skin renewal, minimising the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration.
A more gentle and less abrasive exfoliator is the MicroDerm Polish, this formula actively exfoliates and re-texturises the skin and is rich in skin conditioning agents to maintain the skin’s natural barrier.
One of my most popular exfoliation products is Bright and Clear which is a daily exfoliator designed to help remove the dead cells resulting in brighter and clearer skin.
Book your free skin consultation to find out more about Alumier skincare and start your journey to the perfect skincare routine for you.