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WHAT CAUSES DRY SKIN

WHAT CAUSES DRY SKIN

 

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Dry skin is a common skin condition that doesn’t have enough moisture marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It affects people of all ages and any part of your body. Variety of reasons can occur with this condition  such as naturally dry skin or even if you have oily skin, you can develop dry skin too.

Your genetics, your local weather, and lifestyle choices are some of the causes of dry skin. Identifying what’s causing dry skin is one of the most important steps in addressing dryness and dehydration.

Now, let’s quickly find what are some other causes of dry skin and the solutions to update your skincare routine and to improve the appearance of your skin with these 7 tips.

 

1. Dry skin can cause the signs of aging

The people most prone to develop dry skin and dehydration are adults and the oldest. As you age, the sensation of thirst decreases. Risk of dry skin is rising when your pores naturally produce less oil.

The amount of water the body can provide is related to the amount of moisture in the skin. Thus, when the skin is dehydrated, the proper amounts of water to the skin can’t be provided.

 

Tip #1:

Keep your skin hydrated from the inside can actually help slow down the signs of aging on the outside. Keeping your body healthy with good nutrition and enough exercise can reduce dry, thinning skin.

Hyaluronic acid as a skincare ingredient that can be further can slow down and reverse the formation of wrinkles optimized with an adequate hydration and skin care routine.

Our 24K Pure Gold DeLuxe Serum is also formulated for dry and dehydrated skin. This product uses a super vitamin C, E, A serum packed with a powerful antioxidant complex, essential nutrient and gold particles to help restore your skin’s water balance and stimulate its sebum production – your skin’s own natural oil. All working together to firm and brighten the appearance of the skin, while reducing the signs of aging.

 

2Cold Weather

During the fall and winter months when humidity levels are relatively low, dry skin is more common. While higher levels of humidity help stop your skin from drying out in the summer.

 

Tip #2:  

Even so few people are genetically with good skin, the rest of us need to strive hard to achieve the perfect skin goal and take special care in protecting our skin from damage.

To draw in hydration and retain it, use humectants and emollients. It may be helpful to keep products like 24K Pure Gold DeLuxe Moisturizer on hand when temperatures dip to combat skin dryness and minimize any redness. It doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals or irritants. Omega fatty acids deliver lasting moisture while plant-based nutrients support clear, healthy-looking skin now and for years to come. Infused with 24K Gold delivers Provitamin A, corrective Vitamin, E and botanical plant extracts, and essential fatty acids to restore radiance and support a healthier skin complexion. And protein-packed peptides help strengthen skin barriers to protect from environmental damage and blue light.

We use these nourishing antioxidants and vitamin-rich ingredients to make it the ideal moisturizer for dry skin care routine because they moisturise and nourish deep-down to leave skin glowing and healthy.

 

3 Exposure to Harsh Ingredients

Lathering up with too harsh ingredients that contain irritants or strong fragrances can strip away its natural protective layer and can cause all sorts of problems for your skin. Frequently, such products are formulated with sulfates – agents that tend to be drying and irritating for our skin. Skincare products that contain fragrances, colors, and other chemicals can irritate and dry out the skin.

 

Tip #3: 

Generally,  it’s always a good idea to go for mild,  fragrance-free skincare products to avoid harsh ingredients. Watch out for formulas with high concentrations of alcohol or other harsh ingredients which can strip your skin of moisture.

Choosing skincare products that contain various active ingredients that reinforce the skin’s own protective functions is important. Antioxidant Vitamin E is effective in preventing, or slowing down skin aging. Skincare products that contain Vitamin E hinders the oxidation of poly-unsaturated fatty acids, consequently helping to firm up the cell membrane and delay cell-aging. is a fat-soluble vitamin that

Go for skincare products that protect the skin from damaging environmental influences such as dryness and colds.

Choose skincare products that contain moisturizing agents and substances which will help normalize the skin condition when disturbed, heal and stop diseases. Vitamin B derivative, Vitamin C in citric acid form is mainly used in wound-healing and cell regenerations as skincare substance.

 

4. You Use Extra Hot Water

Do you know that using too much hard water makes your skin dull and dry? Steamy showers might be tempting especially during the cold months, but it’s high temperatures lead to dry skin from head to toe. Using excessively hot water will  make your skin dry even if you use soft water in taking a bath. Hot water strips your skin of its natural moisture as the hotter the water, the more it takes away the fatty substances in our skin.

 

Tip #4: Switch to Luke Warm Water

Practice better bathing habits, opt for lukewarm water to avoid stripping necessary oils away from your skin especially when washing your face.Too warm water can inflame your skin and also disrupt your skin’s natural balance of moisture. Also, it is recommended to limit your shower or bathing time to no more than 10 minutes or less to help heal dry skin.

 

Afterward, apply heavy moisturizer immediately after getting out of the shower to help lock in moisture and keep your skin healthy. Spending too much time in water isn’t the best for you as it can remove sebum from the skin.

To keep the base layer of your skin moisturized, consider switching to 24K Pure Gold DeLuxe Cleanser that contains vitamins A and C to your routine which is deeply hydrating with ingredients such as Rosa canina oil and gold particles are responsible for revitalizing the youthful appearance of your skin. Formulated with Green Tea Extract which contains the key phytonutrient known as EGCG. It has properties that minimize the appearance of inflamed, irritated skin. This Cleanser will leave your skin feeling fresh, bright and energized because they counteract the coating deposited by hard water.

 

5. You are Not Using the Right Moisturizer

Admit it, moisturizer is something that you can’t do without, mostly in the cold season. Still, it varies in every season. A thin moisturizer is perfect for summer but using the same moisturizer doesn’t serve your purpose during winter. Well actually, during winter, this is a common mistake that most of us make which results in excessively dry and chapped skin.

However, if the dry skin is not treated properly, or not using the right moisturizer, dry skin tends to get worse rather than better. This is because the deeper layers of the skin, which moisturize the upper layers, continue to dry which affects its moisture network.

 

Tip #5: Use a Heavy Moisture

Your skin needs moisture everyday but especially right after you wash it. Switch your moisturizer to something that is heavy and hydrating which provides long-lasting hydration and boosts to your skin. Using a good moisturizer helps brighten your complexion and enhance the skin’s natural radiance.

Hyaluronic acid is the key ingredient to look for in choosing a moisturizer. It is essential to keeping your skin moisturized as it protects the skin cells as well as allows the skin to continue with cell production.

 

6. You are Following the Wrong Diet

It is necessary to follow a healthy diet based on our weather conditions because your skin reflects your eating habits. Means your skin shows it all whether you eat healthy food or you make wrong eating choices. Sadly, most of us follow the same diet over and over throughout the year, that affects your skin.

If you’re not meeting your body’s requirements, it could cause skin cells to shed too quickly which results in dryness and even medical conditions like eczema.

 

Tip #6: Change your Diet

Make sure you follow a diet that is essential to maintain your skin health. Additionally, a lot of caffeine in the cold season has a negative effect on your skin making it drier and lifeless.

Vitamin A is also essential for many physiological processes as well as the daily replacement of our skin cells. Food sources like liver,butter, cream, milk and eggs  have good sources of vitamin A. Supplements are also an option if you can’t get enough vitamin A from food. Another better way to provide a natural glow and shine to your skin is to include fruits and vegetables in your diet. Eat healthy to have healthy skin.

 

7. You’re Layering Products in the Wrong Order

Maybe you have all the right products to combat dry skin—but you’re layering them in the wrong order in your routine. This could be the reason your skin care routine doesn’t work as well as expected  and you won’t get the moisture your skin needs.

How your skin is going to absorb your skincare products is directly related to the order in which you apply them. Applying the wrong skin care order can irritate your skin, not only more than  just not working well, it also causes you to break out or dry your skin. Not to mention all the money you lose every time you buy  quality face cream or serums only to not use it correctly.

Tip #7: The rule of thumb: apply your skincare from thinnest to thickest to truly get the full benefits of your skincare products. Liquidity products, like toners and serums come first so they can absorb better into the skin. Next, seal it all in with oil-based  products, like moisturizer and face oil to wrap up your skincare routine.

Oils are the biggest pitfall here. We would recommend 24K Pure Gold DeLuxe Face Oil, since it has the thinnest texture and is very fast-absorbing. Ideally on damp skin, use a small amount so that it has some moisture to trap. When you are feeling particularly dry- this face oil is a life saver.

Now you recognize the foremost common reasons that cause dryness—and a way to address them! The most surprising thing about dry skin is that we are able to easily bring it upon ourselves to  prevent and treat it from becoming too dry.

Dry skin can be irritating but don’t let it interfere with your life. Listen to your skin needs. Maybe an extra glass of water daily, or increase in essential fatty  acids in your food intake, or maybe applying moisturizer multiple times daily or consider adding a nourishing facial serum to your skincare regimen.

A moist, dewy, hydrated skin in the future for our Queens!

 

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