3 Easy Steps to Brighten and Smooth Dull, Dry, Patchy Skin

by 12 January 24, 2011 0 Comments

Dry winter weather (not to mention the dry heat running constantly inside the house) wreaks havoc on your skin.  Your skin loses water, becomes dry, dull, and sometimes very irritated. 

Follow these easy steps and you'll see brighter, smoother skin almost instantly!  To keep the look until the weather turns and the sun gives your skin a little kiss, just

1.  First you need to remove the dead, dry skin so that you can expose the fresh new skin.  Use a gentle exfoliant to slough off dry skin.  This step alone will brighten your complexion.  Try to exfoliate at least once a week.

2.  Make sure you use a creamy cleanser on a daily basis, so that you maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier.  Foaming cleansers strip the natural oils, resulting in even more dryness (which counteracts the results you are trying to achieve).

3.  Moisturize the skin with a moisturizer containing antioxidants, such as green, white and rooibos teas, to calm inflammation, nourish and hydrate.  It is important to feed the new cells and plump dry skin.  If you have eczema, make sure to use something a little thicker, such as our fortifying eye repair creme (all over the face) at night to really give your face a little extra treat.

TIP:  Use a humidifier or vaporizer in your bedroom to increase moisture in the air while you sleep.  Your face will love you for it (not to mention your sinuses)!