Professional makeup artists as well as experts (dermatologists, skin care professionals, etc) state that half of Americans suffer from dry skin during winter. To combat this problem, Blair Stover shares some advice for achieving healthy skin while also keeping a natural look.
Oil up: Using oil or oil-based moisturizers will not make the skin anymore oily than it already is. In fact, it is beneficial because it does not block the natural production of sebum. Try using jojoba oil which is the closest to natural sebum produced by the skin. Coconut and sesame oils, as well as shea butter also work well, depending on the amount that the skin needs.
Drink a lot more water: The secret to hydrated skin is to hydrate from the inside going out. This means the intake of liquid is critical.
Beware of salt: If you usually eat salty foods, it can cause an imbalance in the body’s balance of salt and lead, in turn, to dehydration of the skin. Try not to have a heavy hand when it comes to using the salt shaker.
Cut the caffeine drinks: Coffee and many non-herbal teas will contain caffeine, which is a natural diuretic. These will dehydrate the skin. Opt for herbal teas or water and ensure a better chance of your skin improving.
Avoid moisturizers that have petroleum: Mineral oils are composed of petroleum products, which means you are covering the skin but not moisturizing.
Avoid soaps that have sulfates: When we wash, the objective is to stay clean without removing the natural oils protecting the skin. Sulphates present in some shower foaming gels and soaps remove your natural sebum. Use skin cleansers without sulfates.