Is my Skin Dry or Dehydrated?

When choosing a skincare product, it’s important to know our skin type and if we have any imbalance.  There are 4 main Skin Types:

Normal Skin

  • Well balanced water / oil content
  • Refine Pores
  • Little or no blackheads or breakouts
  • Even Texture and Tone
  • Minimal capillary damage / sensitivity

Dry Skin

  • Lacking Oil
  • Tight Skin
  • Pores are very fine / barely visible
  • Flakiness can appear
  • Ages more quickly / noticeably
  • Rough Texture
  • Sensitivity can also happen and DEHYDRATION occurs easily

Oily Skin

  • Over production of sebum
  • Obstructed pores on T-Zone & cheeks
  • Blackheads, rough texture
  • Pimples, spots, cysts can occur as a condition

Combination Skin

A mix of the above skin types

 

DEHYDRATION is a skin imbalance that can occur with any skin type and means that the skin tissues are lacking WATER. Here are the symptoms:

  • Skin feels and looks tight
  • Fine lines
  • Scaly appearance when looking closely
  • Flaking and broken capillaries are common

This imbalance is due to our general health, lifestyle, diet and skin care routine:

  • Inappropriate Cleanser (watch out for alcohol or chemical glycerine)
  • Acne Treatments
  • Sun Exposure
  • Neglect: diet, incorrect homecare, smoking, etc.
  • Medication / Illness
  • Harsh Exfoliators (avoid those with grains)
  • Environment – ie: air conditioning, extreme temperatures
  • Hot water / baths
  • Ageing

Ingredients that Hydrate:

  • Sunflower Oi
  • Palm Oil
  • Sesame Seed oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Vegetable Glycerine

 

Phyt’s Products:

  • Lait Nettoyant Cleanser
  • Orange Toner
  • Gommage Contact + (Exfoliator)

Aqua line

Phyt’s Aqua Line specifically targets dehydration.  They combine the best of Natural Hyaluronic Acid and vegetable oils:

  • Cleanser: Eau Micellaire (cleanser & toner in one bottle)
  • 3 moisturisers: Fluid Aqua, Creme Aqua and Creme Hydra Riche
  • Serum: Elixir Aqua
  • Mask Hydra’Gel

With Couleur Caramel Makeup, most products are for all skin type, but here are 2 products particularly suited to Dehydrated Skin:

  • White Base
  • Natur’Fluid Foundation

All products are available to try at the clinic, just call or text to book an appointment on 086 3836295 or email nurturingtouch@live.ie

 

What changes can make to your lifestyle for a beautiful skin?

  • Watch your diet: eat a balanced diet of fresh fruits & veg, whole grains and good quality products – avoid processed foods, fizzy drinks, alcohol, coffee and as much as possible and cook your meals 80% of the time rather than buying ready made
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Check your products and their ingredients, stay away from toners with alcohol, exfoliators with grains / seeds (too harsh) – use appropriate products.  Your skin is your largest organ, anything you put on your skin goes into your blood stream, so for your health, choose natural products over chemicals and toxins
  • Protect your skin from sun exposure, using a good SPF of minimum 30  – I love our Phyt’s Sun Care Range… not only the products are very effective, but less is more so they last long, smell beautiful and don’t feel sticky

A bientot!

 

Tissy