Dry skin can be absolutely infuriating - no matter how much you try, it always seems like you just can't get the balance quite right. And no matter how much water you drink and drink, your skin still feels parched.
Moreover, many of us in Singapore are getting ready to travel overseas to many parts of the world where crisp fall is right around the corner! (Not to mention winter <brrr>) When the air cools off and the wind begins to blow, it can cause dryness, skin sensitivity, and even irritation for some. Team Eunogo put together a few tips, tricks, and hacks to make sure your dry skin is well taken care of!
Exfoliate Exfoliate Exfoliate
If you skin is dry, or you are in air with very low humidity, you may experience a bit of blotchiness, and your skin trying to re-adjust its hydration levels. This is normal, but will also result in the sloughing off of those summer sun-kissed skin cells. Best way to help cell turnover right along? Gentle exfoliation with PHA. Team Eunogo recommends the Ceramine Botanical Peeling Gel to quickly get your face free of rough skin and primed for hydration. For dry or dehydrated skin, recommended use of exfoliator is once in 10 days. Pro-tip: use the Botanical Peeling Gel on your elbows and knees whenever they feel dry and rough so you can maximize the moisture absorption when you are applying body lotion.
Add a Hydrating Toner, Ampoule, or Serum
This may seem like a no-brainer but when the air loses moisture (like sitting in air con all day) so does your skin. If you aren’t already using products that will increase hydration, now is a good time to start. Team Eunogo suggests either a toner or serum that will take your moisture levels to the next level. Be on the lookout for natural ingredients like Centella Asiatica aka Cica, Madecassoside, or other herbal extracts in both toner or serum that will add a rich layer of hydration and nutrition to your skin before you apply your moisturizer. Our pick for toner, Pure Energy Cica+, has both Cica and Madecassocide (85.6% in fact) and will leave your face feeling absolutely silky.
The Pure Energy Cica + Ampoule can also be used as it contains hyaluronic acid, cypress leaf extract, eucalyptus leaf extract, and pine leaf extract to provide soothing and moisturizing effects.
Last, but no least, OxygenCeuticals Acell-300 Fluid is the hydrating serum of your dreams. In addition to helping strengthen your skin barrier and fortify it for the coming winter winds, it also provides nourishment through the use of herbal extracts such as Polygonum Cuspidatum Root, Monnieri Fruit, Prunella Vulgaris Leaf, and Althaea Rosea Flower just to name a few.
Try Collagen in Your Routine
Collagen is known to help protect the skin barrier; after all, collagen does make up 90% of our skin! If you are using products with a high amount of collagen and elastin, you’re on the right track to a healthy and hydrated face. This is where the Dermarssaince HighPrime Collagen Film & Mist Kit comes into play. This kit uses collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid to give your face the collagen boost it desperately needs.
Pro Tip: if you have leftover collagen ampoule after using the film, you can keep using it as a source of collagen under your serum or moisturizer.
A Sheet Mask is Your BFF
A quick and easy way to increase hydration is to use a sheet mask that specifically targets this issue. In addition to helping you hydrate and moisturize, a sheet mask is also a really great way to help the absorption of any serum or collagen product you previously applied to your face. Enter the Ceramine Aqua Chamaecyparis Obtusa Leaf Mask, a plant-based sheet mask with immediate soothing and moisturizing effects that helps to maintain a balanced skin condition. In terms of rescuing dry skin, this one is a must. Try applying the mask daily basis.
If you are looking for a hydration rescue bomb sheet mask look no further than the Renew Derm Nature Mask, a biocellulose (derived from fermented coconut) mask pack that contains "30ml Essence" to produce hydrated, glowing skin. Especially if your skin is drying out and in need of nourishment, the extra 30ml of essence will be essential. The patented coconut gel-type cellulose delivers a rich soothing effect due to its nano-form. It is a skin-friendly material mask containing EGF (epidermal growth factor), a nanosized skin regeneration factor, and hydrating active ingredients help to care for the aging process, provide nutrition, and prepare smooth skin texture by clearing dead skin cells.
PRO TIP: 30ml is aLOT of essence, so feel free to use it all over your body to hydrate the skin wherever it needs it! Once you remove the mask from your face, apply it to the elbows and knees, or wherever your body feels extra rough.
Seal in the Moisture!
To truly rescue your skin you will need an excellent moisturizer to seal in the moisture and keep your skin soothed. When in a cooler climate, if you’re prone to windburn, try the PatchHolic Pure Energy Cica+ Cream. This cream absorbs incredibly well, so you can layer accordingly whether you want to apply it lightly, or when you want to apply an extra layer. Pro tip: use a nice thick layer as a sleeping mask during night time or on your dry hands as the weather gets colder.
Team Eunogo’s last pick is a bestseller for clients with dry skin type and will work well for anyone whose skin needs a hydration boost. Ceramine Time Solution Cream harnesses the power of. Active and functional botanical ingredients promote skin cell renewal, anti-aging, anti-inflammatory properties, skin brightening, ultra-moisturizing, and stimulation of collagen synthesis through Ceramine's patented MC (Mineral Conversion) Technology and will restore your skin barrier in a jiffy. You can thank us later!
ICE: In Case of Emergency
Dr. Jecori Stem Cell Gold Masks are the one product Team Eunogo recommends in case of emergency. Say maybe you went skiing and got ridiculously sun or windburned. Or maybe temperatures dropped overnight and you woke up looking like a little dried up twig? Dr. Jecori Gold Masks are here to the rescue. Because the rich essence in these masks uses absolutely ZERO water, they are ready to revive your sad, dehydrated and damaged skin. Moreover, the Edelweiss Stem Cell extract and Epidermal Growth Factor will go to work with helping repair and regenerate.