Clients very often feel that they have dry skin when their main issue is poor exfoliation.
gentle, daily exfoliation using a non detergent cleanser - look out for sodium laureth sulphate / SLS and avoid!
Massage a creamy cleanser , I use Image's Hydrating Vitamin C cleanser, gently into the skin for a minute or two and remove with a facecloth wrung out in warm water. Rinse and repeat.
This ensures there is no product left on the skin to irritate or dry it out.
The use of a serum containing Hyaluronic acid such as Hylagel - which I use, will help to bind in upto a 1000 times its own volume of water in the inner layers of the skin.
Then apply a moisturiser to prevent evaporation or Transepidermal Water Loss as we call it!
I use image's Hydrating Solar Defense SPF 30 as my moisturiser and broad spectrum sunscreen and Skinceuticals Face Balm at night
The use of an Enzyme based mask a couple of time a week such as image's Vitamin C Enzyme Mask will gently digest the uppermost "dead" layer of skin whilst infusing Vitamin C to strengthen the skin and hyaluronic acid to further bind water into the skin's layers.
Drink pleanty of fluids daily and take a fish oild supplement plus zinc and vitamin C - after all your skin is an organ and not just your face.
Diane Nivern LLSA IPCH
Skin Therapist / Facialist
Diane Nivern Clinic Ltd
0161 796 1169http://www.dianenivern.com