Dry skin? Re-hydrate your Skin!

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Do you experience skin dryness, uneven discoloration, freckles, the sudden appearance of line lines and blemishes?  If you’ve answered yes, don’t fret!  Psst.ph is here to help.  It’s about time to do something about it.  In order to know how, check this out!

Our skin grows new cells and casts off the old.  These dead cells tend to accumulate and the skin has trouble breathing.  Dead cells also make the skin’s surface look dull and gray or even rough.  It is also responsible why your skin has blemishes and uneven discoloration.

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Exfoliation is a mild form of peeling to remove these flaking cells, revealing the clearer, softer skin tissue beneath and posting circulation.  Skin creams and moisturizers can penetrate through the new layer faster and more effectively.

The simplest form of exfoliation is to rub the face or body with water and a coarsed textured sponge or body mitt. Body skin benefits from exfoliation once month or more using a sponge, loofah, brush, body mitt or commercial exfoliation product.

Try using creams with microbeads which smooth rough areas by physically eliminating dead skin cells.  You may also use a product that contains AHA (Alpha Hydroxyl Acid) which is known to encourage cell renewal.  The result is skin that is 90 percent smoother and softer, is toned up and feels like new.  Moisturize after exfoliating your skin.  This process quenches your skin’s thirst.  After a bath or shower, lather on the moisturizer and massage generously over your clean damp skin.  Remember, this is a time when your skin absorbs moisture best. 

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With such, your skin is guaranteed to be free from dryness, dullness, blemishes and further skin discoloration.  But a word of caution:  Too much exfoliation is also bad for your skin.   

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Tone your skin with a sage, peppermint and witch hazel combination. Sage helps to control oil, peppermint creates a cool tingle and witch hazel helps restore the skin’s protective layer. Combine 4 ounces of witch hazel with 1 teaspoon each of sage and peppermint leaves and steep for one to three days before applying to your skin.

Smooth aloe vera gel over extra-dry skin. The acids in aloe eat away dead skin cells and speed up the healing process. Cut off an end of an aloe leaf, split open, and spread the gel on the dry area.

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For double skin protection, apply a cream containing vitamin C to your face over your sunblock. The cream helps prevent facial skin damage, dehydration and wrinkles. Also try skin creams containing vitamin E or beta-carotene.

Use a spritzer with rose, sandalwood or bergamot essential oils mixed with water. These oils are great for hydrating the skin. To create a herbal spritzer, mix a few drops of essential oil with water in a small spray bottle and spritz on your face whenever your skin needs a little boost. Your skin is more pliable when it’s hydrated, so a spray helps stave off frown lines and general movement wrinkles. The hydrator also keeps pollutants out and keeps your skin’s natural lubricants in. An added bonus: Your makeup will stay on longer and look more natural.

Follow these tips and you’re on your way to younger looking and hydrated healthy skin. 

Vance Madrid

Freelance writer, lifestyle blogger, social media manager, events coordinator, scriptwriter, film buff, wanderlust and certified foodie.