Skin Type 101: Dry Skin

Winter is coming - which can be daunting for those who already have dry skin. Learning about your skin and knowing how to treat dryness will change your life.

Dry skin can be caused by the skincare products you’re using, genetics, chemicals in your fragrance that you’re using, being directly under dry air, washing your face too often, etc. Here’s a list of options you can try to treat your skin right!

How to Take Care of Your Dry Skin Externally

Source: Refinery29

1. Say no to harsh soaps, drying cleansers, and extremely hot or cold water
If your skin isn't producing enough oil, you should stay away from harsh products that can be irritating your skin. Before moisturizing your skin, try to reflect if you’re using any products that can be causing irritation, and avoid extremely hot/cold water when washing your face.

2. Oil-based makeup remover and cleanser
Cleansing and removing your makeup with an oil everyday kills two birds with one stone - it cleanses your skin and adds moisture. Our coconut oil based cleanser for dry skin is amazing for dehydrated skin - it has coconut oil, lavender oil and ylang-ylang oil.

3. Moisturizing masks
Using moisturizing masks is also a good way to let your skin drink up all the moisture as well. You would want a dense, thick mask that would keep your skin moisturized throughout the day.

100% Pure Green Tea Water Bomb

 4. Hydrating serums
Another way to increase moisture in your skin is by using a serum on a daily basis. Try our Hydrate Facial Serum that contains pumpkin seed oil, almond oil and lots of vitamin E that keeps your skin alive!

niu body hydrate facial serum

5. DIY
If any chemicals are irritating your skin, try making DIY skincare products. Oats contains a chemical called avenanthramides that helps to combat inflammation. You can take a bath, or make mask or blend it with honey, yogurt, or milk and put it on your face - it’s one nutritious way to pamper up your skin!

 How To Take Care Of Your Dry Skin Internally

1. Drink water
Drinking a gallon of water is the key to keep your skin hydrated!

2. Drink herbal tea
Drinking caffeine-free herbal tea such as rose and marigold tea enhances plants’ moistening properties and boosts hydration of your skin.

3. Coconut oil
You can use it both externally and internally, and it will leave your skin moisturized. It is also anti-inflammatory.

Blog post written by Yuri Hirama

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