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Say "buh-bye" to Your DRY and Irritated Skin..
November 9, 2015
Tis' the season for dry, dull, and flaky skin. Dry skin can be caused from airplane travel, retinol or retinoid use, rosacea, eczema, sunburn, windburn, winter, dry climate, dry heat, Accutane and excessive exfoliation. As the season change you may notice your skin becoming more and more dry (don't fret, you found our blog, and we will fight this dry skin battle together).
First things first. You might be wondering "Why does dry skin occur"? Well, your skin has a moisture barrier made of natural lipids (that's just a fancy word for oil). Those lipids keep moisture in the skin and irritants out. When this barrier is damaged, it creates tiny, invisible cracks in the skin that allow moisture to escape causing dry, dull and flaky skin. Thus, irritants can enter more easily making skin get red and act more sensitive than usual.
**INSIDER TIP: Your natural moisture barrier takes 6-8 hours to repair and rebuild itself after washing or exfoliating***
There are many ingredients that do an wonderful, outstanding, and fantastic job at repairing the skins natural moisture factor (NMF). Many of them can be found in our products at our spa. Come on in or check out our online store for our full line of products- if you have any questions, give us a call.
When choosing a skin oil to repair dry, flaky skin, look for the following ingredients. These will have your skin feeling smooth, calm, and will have your skin looking radiant in no time.
Borage Oil Bois De Rose Oil Carrot Oil Evening Primrose Oil (one of my personal favs. You can take this orally as well in a casual form- these capsules help with PMS and hormonal breaks too) Cranberry Oil Linoleic / Linolenic Acids (these acids are found in primrose oil and rose water) Shea Butter Sunflower Oil Soybean Oil Safflower Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Sesame Seed Oil