Top 5 Skin Care Mistakes You’re Making That Cause Dry Skin
Is dry skin holding back your natural glow? Dehydrated skin can not only appear patchy and uneven but can also feel itchy and irritated. This issue can lead you to feel self-conscious and prevent you from looking your best.
Dry skin can also make you more prone to other issues such as:
- Fine lines
- Skin conditions
You’re probably wondering—what are the causes of dry skin? The most commonly known reasons can range from seasonal changes to underlying skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Harsh skin care products are also a major contributor. Your skin care routine may be intensifying the issue rather than healing your dryness. Make sure you are not making the problem worse by avoiding these top 5 skin care mistakes:
1. You wash your face too often
Your skin naturally contains oil, called sebum, that seals in moisture. Cleansing your skin too often reduces these oils, leading to dry patches and irritation. Instead of washing twice a day, opt for once a day in the evening to cleanse your face of dirt and make-up.
When drying your face, you should avoid rubbing your skin too hard with your towel to prevent irritation. Instead, gently pat your skin with your hands or a clean, soft cloth. Continue with the next step of your routine by applying a quality moisturizing cream that contains hydrating oils for a dewy complexion.
Face creams such as the JK7® Day Face Lotion contains soothing Hawaiian Kukui Oil for deep hydration.
2. You shower with hot water
Your skin contains fatty acids and lipids that give your complexion a naturally radiant appearance. Many of us love a hot shower (including ourselves!), but when the water is too hot, you strip your skin of this natural moisture. To avoid the resulting dryness, limit the time of bathing to 10 minutes or less and avoid exposing your skin to extreme temperatures. Instead of washing with hot water, use lukewarm water to retain your healthy glow.
3. You exfoliate every day
Your body naturally creates new skin cells and sheds old ones. When dead skin cells don’t shed properly, your skin can appear dry and flaky. Exfoliating your skin helps to remove the buildup of dead cells and promotes blood circulation.
However, exfoliating every day can often be too abrasive therefore cause peeling and irritation, especially for sensitive skin. Monitor how your skin reacts to decide how often to exfoliate, starting with once to twice a week.
The JK7® Facial Scrub gently removes dead skin cells and impurities with organic herbs and oils for brighter-looking skin.
4. Your anti-acne skin care products contain drying ingredients such as salicylic acid and alcohol
Many oily or acne-prone skin treatments contain drying ingredients such as salicylic acid or willow bark – the natural version of salicylic acid. Alcohol is another culprit commonly used in toners. Avoid products labeled as “quick-drying” or “matte finish”, as these are likely to contain alcohol and will dry out your face.
To balance oily skin without drying ingredients, try our JK7® Beauty Moisturizing Mist – Freshener – Lemon & Lime. It refines, tones, hydrates, and balances your skin’s oil and moisture content for an even complexion.
5. Moisturizing is not part of your daily routine
As the saying goes, “prevention is better than cure”. To prevent patches of dry skin before they surface, you should apply a moisturizer twice a day. Regularly moisturizing as part of your morning and evening skin care routine provides a healthy foundation that nourishes your underlying skin. For best results, apply an even layer of moisturizer after cleansing while your skin is still damp to absorb and lock in moisture.
Look out for hydrating ingredients such as aloe vera, coconut oil, and shea butter. Read more about the 3 Benefits Of Aloe Vera In Your Skin Care.
JK7®’s 24H Cream Day & Night Face Care supports your skin’s moisture retention and can be incorporated into your morning and night skin care routine.
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Avoiding these common mistakes will help you combat dry skin and allow you to take control of the way your skin looks and feels. We want you to fall in love with your skin again and become the best version of yourself.
JK7® Hydration Tip:
Dry skin can also be a sign of dehydration. As well as using these topical solutions, supplement your JK7® skin care routine by drinking plenty of water. Water transports nutrients throughout your body and helps retain skin elasticity for a tighter, more glowing complexion.
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