to take care of dry skin?
skin looks good when you are young but if you don't take
sufficient care you can get old easily
This type of skin has a very fine texture and the pores are very small. At a young age, it looks very pretty. It is a very fragile skin type, though, and prompt to develop expression lines and
wrinkles. It may also look flaky. You need to take care of you skin from early age to
prevent deep expression lines and
Kate Beckinsale also has dry skin and her routine is very
similar to the one described below. (Related:
Cold weather skincare)
Clean your face twice a day with a very gentle cleanser. It does not need to be rich, but it needs to be gentle. Try not to use products that irritate your skin, such as strong fragrances or colors.
Kate Beckinsale prefers
Clean & Clear Facial cleanser. Toner after cleansing is optional, but desirable. Use products for your skin type.
Avoid soap on your face; soap is a very alkaline product that may irritate your skin. Avoid also any products rich in alcohol, because it dries up the skin. (Related
for dry skin)
You also need a rich moisturizer to help the skin keep up with its lack of natural sebum. However, you do not need to put heavy mineral oils or petroleum products on your face. If you are over 30, you may want to use a night cream with active ingredients such as
retinol. Beckinsale uses
Natura Bisse Diamond Cream.
Although your skin is so delicate you still need to exfoliate to keep it fresh and help with cellular regeneration. Use a very gentle
exfoliant once a week and try to use a moisturizing mask right after.
Try to have a home facial once a month
facial can be done more frequently) and every two-month a professional facial, if you can.
Taking care of your skin naturally
It is important to drink water to keep your system clean and hydrated
- exactly what Kate Beckinsale and Gillian Taylforth do. You need to take care of your nutrition as well to help your skin to find a balance. Try to always
eat fresh foods rich in nutrients, like your
grandmothers used to. Some supplements containing
Omega-3 fatty acids may benefit your skin, so you can also consume this oil from either flax seeds or
salmon, among others. Pick butter over margarine and a little bit of butter or olive oil is also good for you.
Recommended links: Care
of dry skin during winter
Masks for dry skin
Skincare for dry skin
Dry sensitive skin care