Struggling With Dry Skin? Here Are 3 Things You Can Do to Help

Moisturized, hydrated skin is the ultimate confidence booster. Not only does it cause you to feel more confident without makeup on, but it also helps all of your makeup looks go on smoother and look better as well. Nothing can ruin a good outfit or a good hair day like a “bad face day.” What is a bad face day you may ask? Most women would describe it as a day when they don’t feel confident in their skin without makeup, but their makeup also isn’t going on smoothly or doing them any favors. We get it, ladies, these days are the worst. So what can you do to have all the good face days, 365 days a year? Well, good skin starts with moisturized, hydrated, healthy skin. When you’re skin is dry, flaky, cracked, and bumpy it becomes increasingly hard to create the makeup look you’re going for work effectively as the product just does not go on in the way you want it to. This is why investing in good skincare is so much more important than investing in good makeup. Give yourself the best blank canvas to work with. An artist could be the best artist in the world, but if they have a cracked and flaky canvas to paint on, they might not be super content with their artwork. The smoother and more hydrated you can make your skin as a canvas from the get-go, the better chance you’re going to have of achieving the results you want with other skincare products and makeup. So what can you do to achieve better skin? We’ve compiled a short list below of some good places to start to have more moisturized, healthy skin.

1.A Cool Mist Humidifier 

Kendall Jenner actually named an ultrasonic cool humidifier as one of her favorite beauty products of the year, and for good reason. Humidifiers counteract dry air which could be doing a number on your skin. Cracked and dry skin is a very real reality during the winter months or if you live in a part of the country where there is a drier climate. By implementing an ultrasonic cool humidifier into your beauty regimen, you are taking the power back into your own hands by creating extra humidity in the air for your skin to hydrate and heal. Many people turn on their ultrasonic cool humidifier at night and let the conditioning and softening of their skin happen while they sleep. 

2. A Quality Facial Moisturizer 

Make sure you are moisturizing at least once a day. Many people like to utilize a daily moisturizer that has SPF in it in the morning. This sets your skin up for success as it starts your day with moisture along with the properties it needs to prevent damage that can come from the sun and dry out your skin more throughout the day. At night, many people use a heavier moisturizing cream that locks in the moisture while they sleep. This night moisturizer can be a thicker substance and leave a residue that can be helpful in gaining results. Many people like to use this at night though so they don’t have to walk around throughout the day all shiny. If you’re unsure where to start, finding a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, ceramides, or colloidal oatmeal is a great place to begin. Avoid moisturizers with alcohols, artificial fragrances, and dioxane as these products often dry out your skin more. If you’re looking for a more natural moisturizer, try coconut oil, shea butter, or pure aloe vera gel. These substances can be used anywhere on the body. 

3. Implementing Antioxidants and Omega-3s

One way to change your skin is to change it from the inside out. You can do all the topical things in the world, but if you aren’t giving your body the nutrients it needs to produce healthy, hydrated skin, you’re not going to get very far. Start pursuing skin health by eating food that is rich in antioxidants. Antioxidant-rich food such as blueberries, tomatoes, carrots, beans, peas, and lentils can contribute to your body making healthy skin cells and minimizing toxins. Foods with Omega-3 fatty acids are another important aspect of feeding your skin what it needs. Omega-3s and fatty acids can be found in foods such as salmon, tuna, sardines, and other seafood. Nuts and seeds such as flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts are also dense in omega-3s. Glowing skin comes from pursuing a healthier diet for cell health. 

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