DRY SKIN? MOISTURIZING MISTAKES TO AVOID

Using a Harsh Cleanser

As the temperatures drop, if your skin is on the dry side I like to recommend avoid using a cleanser that dries out your skin.

Many traditional cleansers can strip the skin of vital moisture. I like to recommend a cleanser for your skin type. Look for words like hydrating, gentle , cream based, that can help your skin’s moisture. If you skin feels tights or stings your cleanser may be too harsh for your skin.

Over-Cleansing Your Skin

For those with dryer skin types, you may not need to wash your face in the morning with a cleanser. A rinse with water may be enough, with the use of cleanser in the evening. Why? Washing your face too frequently can cause disruption to your skin’s microbiome. The microbiome helps to maintain your skin health and wellness. Washing the skin too frequently is the number one skincare mistake I see especially in patients with acne or rosacea.

Moisturize While Your Skin Is Damp

Your skin has the most moisture when it’s wet, and moisturizers work best when skin is already hydrated. Immediately after washing your face, use a thermal spring water and apply your moisturizer. Also, for your body after you shower, water evaporates off your skin, which can leave it feeling drier. Post-shower gently pat your skin dry and apply your body lotion or cream.

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