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Skincare Tips Series.

Getting Started, know your skin type.

Part 4 of my skincare tips is covering dry skin.

It has been a few weeks now since my last blog in this series, along with wedding season preparation and then Corona Virus putting the world on hold, life go a little in the way.  I’m now back on it today though carrying on with my bridal skincare tips series and I will follow on from the last blog regarding skin type and getting to know your own.  So, I first bring you……dry skin.  The bane of a lot of peoples lives, so here are a few tips to help figure out which bracket you fall into and how to treat it.

Bridal makeup tipsDry skin is caused by an under production of natural oil (sebum).  There is a common misconception that drinking more water can help with dry skin, but this isn’t the case at all.  DRY or DEHYDRATED skin, yes there is a difference!  Dry skin is a skin TYPE where Dehydrated skin is a CONDITION.

How can you tell the difference between the two?

Characteristics of dry skin-

  • Dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes.
  • Lacks elasticity and can be flaky
  • Visible lines and wrinkles
  • Small pores
  • Tightness and itching
  • Common in older women
  • Maybe harder to apply makeup

Potential causes of dry skin can be weather condition, colder air and lower humidity levels affect the skin.  Central heating can also be a big factor through the winter months as can air conditioning throughout the summer.  Another factor is products.  Harsh detergents and chemicals can cause dry skin conditions.  This can eventually lead to other problems like sensitivity, which I will cover in the next post.

Characteristics of dehydrated skin-

  • Itchiness
  • Dullness
  • Darker circles under the eye
  • Sunken eyes
  • Shadows around the face (especially under the eyes and around the nose)
  • Increased incidence or appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

Dehydrated skin does not have enough water.  Dehydration is usually caused by many external factors, but the most common are, the weather, environment, diet and caffeine consumption, all of which can result in diminished water content within the skin. Read more