Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The Dry/Dull Skin Prescription




Dull skin is a common concern for people, especially those with a dry skin type or those lacking moisture. Exfoliation and hydration is the key and this is a job for chemical exfoliants; AKA alpha hydroxy acids. Glycolic and Lactic acids a great for resurfacing the skin, and taking away any dull or dry patches. They also help attract moisture to the skin. By removing this build up of dead skin you are revealing a brighter, more healthier skin and helping other products penetrate better. Priori Advanced AHA Gentle Facial Cleanser and Clarins Exfoliating Toner both contain these AHA's and are gentle enough for daily use.

Now that the skin is primed and ready to receive further products, we want to lock moisture into the skin. Look for moisturisers containing hyaluronic acid, this little gem holds 1000x it's own weight in water and is great for helping to lock in moisture whilst also increasing cell turnover. The SkinCeuticals Retexturing Activator is a great serum for this. It does what it says and resurfaces the skin whilst the hyaluronic acid works to hydrate deeper.

A once per week mask is also great to help skin up it's game when it's looking a little lack-lusture. Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal mask helps to give a much deeper exfoliation, whilst also helping to thicken the dermis to prevent moisture loss. Follow this with a moisture boosting mask for best results. Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight mask is great for really nourishing the skin and helping you to wake up with a brighter complexion.

Result = bye bye dullness. Hello glowing, radiant skin.

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  2. A very helpful post, thank you!

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