Dry skin affects many of us and even more so in the winter. While you can't change your skin type, there are a few things you can do to minimize its discomfort and negative impact.
1- Frequent bathing and showers can strip away skin's natural oils. We aren't advocating skipping your cleanliness ritual by any means here. But multiple showers or baths per day can definitely dry out your skin, so try to limit to 1x,
2- Examine your cleanser, especially anything you are using on your face. Lots of cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, especially those that are foamy or have acne-fighting ingredients like salicylic acid. Foamy cleansers tend to feel like they are really cleansing your skin, but really they strip it, leaving it parched and needing more. Our Pa'akai Cleansing Cream uses gentle Hawaiian Sea Salt and spirulina to cleanse skin leaving it clean yet soft,
3- Skip the brushing, exfoliating and harsh cleansers, especially on your face,
4- Apply gentle toner (if at all) after cleansing and apply serum and then moisturizer when skin is still damp and wet,
5- Oil-free moisturizers may not be enough. Many of us are afraid of oils as we think they make us break out or will make our skin extra oily. In fact, our skin really needs these oils for nourishment, healing, and more. Our 'Ōlena Beauty Oil can be used multiple times per day. We use it all over the face but also on the body in places that might need some extra nourishment, like elbows, neck or really anywhere. For extra moisture, Māhealani Moonlit Glow Balm adds an extra layer of nourishment with illipe and shea butters, infused with exotic essential oils.
What is your go-to for dry skin? We'd love to hear!