Healthy Skin lies in the moisture content of your complexion. We are getting into the time of the year when our skin gets even dryer. While multiple factors go into preventing the most common signs of aging, one that can’t be disregarded is the importance of keeping skin hydrated.Moisture is so important. Without it, the epidermis can’t act as a barrier and protect the skin from infection.
CHOLESTEROL IS THE NEW BEST THING FOR YOUR SKIN. What does the word cholesterol make you think of? Probably a greasy plate of bacon and eggs or clogged arteries, not face cream, right? That's about to change, as cholesterol is now a key player on the skincare scene.
Cholesterol is one of the most common good fats in our body, giving our cells structure. Young, healthy skin has good fat holding it together and this means no cracks. As we age, cholesterol levels in our skin decrease, by about 40 percent by age 40. The result? Thinner mortar.... a wrinkled complexion.
Applying cholesterol topically does not affect cholesterol levels in your blood (a common misconception). Plus, The focus of the beauty industry has always been trying to add a new chemical ingredients to the skin. YOU KNOW -I AM ALL ABOUT replenishing what should naturally be there!
X-TREME Cream contains natural moisturizing factor (NMF) or ingredients that mimic the substances found in healthy skin ( and yes it is USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC ). While the oil and fat components of skin prevent evaporation and provide lubrication to the surface, it is actually the skin’s lipid content that gives skin a good deal of its surface texture and feel. Ingredients include Organic Shea Butter, Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vitamin E all of which can be extremely helpful in making dry skin look and feel better. Using moisturizers of any kind that contain NMFs allows your skin to do its job of restoring and replenishing itself without the impedances brought on when skin is suffering from dryness.
For face: X-treme Cream has the optimal ratio of organic ingredients and fatty acids needed for healthy skin, not to mention an insanely cushiony texture. Get a facial every-night.
For eyes: Supremely hydrating Winks + Kisses smooths the look of crow's feet and has a soft focus finish that helps dark circles.
No matter the season, dehydrated skin is an all-too-common skin complaint that I hear—one that can plague just about any skin type at any age. Luckily for those that suffer from extremely dry skin, the condition can be easily reversed.
There are several easy-to-adopt lifestyle changes that can hydrate your complexion too (and keep it that way. )
1. Use a humidifier while you sleep.
2. Moisturize immediately after you shower. This is when the skin has the most moisture so it is easier to lock it in rather than replace it. Products with Hyaluronic Acid are great for moisturizing the skin. I use my Winks + Kisses eye and lip cream on my entire face and neck.
3. Drink water everyday!
4. Take omegas daily.
5. Avoid smoking, caffeine, and alcohol
Tackle it Topically
Ingredients with fatty acids and antioxidants in the X-treme Cream will not only repair dehydrated skin quicker, but will help prevent future dryness.
Whether your skin is oily, dry or somewhere in between, moisturizing it from the outside in and the inside out is key to keeping it smooth, plump and youthful. Not sure what’s causing your dry skin? It probably has to do with at least one of these factors:
The weather. When air is void of moisture, dry skin can ensue. Dry air causes an evaporation of moisture in the skin, Low humidity levels force skin enzymes to look for a source of hydration, leading to dryer skin. Mountain Mud Masque is a great weekly masque to help "whatever you face."
The sun. UVA and UVB rays deplete the skin of moisture. Even though the sun may seem to have a drying effect on the outer layer of skin, UV rays break down collagen and elastin levels at the lower level which makes the skin rough to the touch. Conqueror Cream is a great daily moisturizer with tint. The oils in it naturally guard you from the sun and help skin that is already sun damaged.
Overwashing. the skin too much strips away moisture. It’s best to use a mild cleanser. Too much detergent, soap or alcohol throws off the skin’s pH, resulting in a lack of hydration. h
Ingredients that are drying. Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), glycolic and salicylic acids, and retinol can dry out skin, leaving it flaky. Use products with ingredients in their purest form and provide nutrients to heal and strengthen.
The aging process. With age, the skin’s ability to naturally hold onto moisture depletes. The less water in the skin cell, the drier it becomes.Inflammation and free radicals are partially responsible for inhibiting the skin’s ability to retain water.