The Ideal Routine for Smooth, Hydrated and Healthy Looking Skin
Since having my little bundle of joy, the dryness in my skin has reached an intense level. With winter here and needing to use heat inside the house, it doesn’t make a difference—it only gets worse!
My face even feels rough when I touch it; however, on the bright side, there are no breakouts. So far, I have tried using oil under night cream and layering numerous lip balms onto my skin for added moisture, but is there anything else that can help me?
If your skin is extremely dry, it’s important to be persistent with treatment and use the right products. It isn’t just a matter of picking one cream over another—discover which creams are best for you here!
Making use of a humidifier in your sleeping quarters can make an immense difference, yet many tend to emit a rather unsavory hospital-like aroma that is better suited for Matthew Barney’s ‘Cremaster’ series than any bedroom.
Transform the ordinary humidifier into a chic, stream-of-steam style showpiece with this miraculously beautiful model that also diffuses the essential oils of your choice. Let lavender’s fragrance envelop you as part of your bedtime routine by adding 6–8 drops into the water for gentle aromatherapy steam. If you’d like more energy, try eucalyptus oil instead!
2. Keep Your Skin Nourished and Hydrated
For a solution that does it all and can be carried anywhere, Skin Food by Weleda is a perfect choice. You can use it on your face, body, or even babies – anything! If you want to take an extra step for further hydration, layering is also an option; pair a face oil with a day cream or moisturizer with SPF for maximum moisture. Don’t forget to reapply whenever necessary for long-lasting results!
3. Proceed With Caution When Exfoliating Your Skin
Surprisingly, exfoliating is beneficial for overall skin health and hydration. Nevertheless, be aware—if you over-exfoliate, it could potentially hurt your skin instead of helping it! Several dermatologists have mentioned to me that many patients who assume their dryness or sensitivity is due to an array of other reasons are really just over-exfoliating.
Once you’ve begun to get your dry skin in order, it’s worth taking a closer look at the power of combination. My go-to is using a Matcha Oat Scrub with an oil cleanser in the shower. This duo offers gentle yet thorough exfoliation alongside moisturizing and calming benefits that make them better than any other product out there.
Pro Tip: Always use the gentlest setting, and don’t stay in the shower for too long. Immediately after exiting it, go ahead and apply face oil to your skin. Instead of that option, though, you can also opt for a scrub made with sugar mixed with nourishing butter and oils; this will help ensure that your scrub is both gentle on the skin and still deeply moisturizing!
4. Add Fish Oil in Your Diet
Vegetarians, in particular, should prioritize adding plant-based omega-3s to their diets—it makes an immense impact.