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Skin Types

Skin Type-Dry

Skin Type-Dry
Dry Dehydrated Skin and Mature Skin
As we age our skin goes through many changes. We produce a lower level of sebum (oil) and we can be prone to sensitivity. Depending on the degree of dryness and amount of sun exposure we’ve had throughout our life time, the skin will look parched and may have some flaking. The skin will feel even drier during the winter, after flying, from air conditioning, and exposure to the sun and wind. Dry skin will most likely age quicker and show expression lines around the eyes and mouth quicker then someone with oily skin. The good news is you have probably escaped any pimples or major breakouts in your life. Dry skin can also look dull because the oil glands aren’t producing enough lubrication to the skin. Many people have dry skin when they’re younger as well and this is where genetics plays a big roll.
What you can do is keep your skin well hydrated. All steps are important but the hydration with this type of skin is key.
Begin with cleansing of the skin with the Gentle Hydrating Cleanser or the Crystal Blue Cleanser. Dry skin tends to feel taught after cleansing but these two cleansers contain many ingredients to combat dryness. It is very important to exfoliate the skin and we recommend the Exfoliating Facial Scrub. As we age the cells turnover at a slower rate leading to a dull and “graying” effect and exfoliation can aid in the cellular turnover process. Exfoliation will help the skin’s texture and to soften fine lines.
With dry/mature skin it is important to add a few extra steps to the at home regimen.
Vitamin C and retinol are both important components in any anti-aging regimens. Vitamin C has been proven to protect the skin from photo-damage from sun exposure. It fights the free radicals that damage the cells which in turn cause aging. In addition Vitamin C is proven to stimulate the production of collagen. Collagen is the substance that binds cells together giving you a more youthful appearance.
Retinol is essentially a fancy name for Vitamin A. Retinol assists in creating stronger and healthier skin. It aids in gradually smoothing wrinkles and lines as well increasing elasticity in the skin. It stimulates collagen production and helps unclog pores. It is a vital component providing visible results in the texture and appearance of the skin.
Vitamin C should be applied to clean skin in the morning followed by a moisturizer. Retinol should be applied on clean skin at night followed by a moisturizer. We recommend Benev’s Vitamin C Serum and our Retinol Advanced Repair Formula.
For excellent hydration we recommend Hydrating Anti-Aging Creme or Intensive Soothing Moisturizer.
If you are parched and flaky and need an extra boost try the Moisturizing Blue Oil under the Facial Hydrating Mask or under the Hydrating Gelle Mask.. The combination of the two will give your skin a dewey glow. It is also very important to apply eye crème as well. We recommend Advanced Peptide Eye Cream. which helps to firm and hydrate the skin around the eye area.
Avoid sun exposure and apply sunscreen daily. We recommend Skin 90210 UV Tinted  for broad specrtrum coverage.
In addition to an at home regimen it is important to have a facial every 4 to 6 weeks to assist in keeping the pores clean and assist in exfoliation at a deeper level as well as hydrating the skin.