Dry skin feels tight, especially after cleansing. It has a tendency towards fine wrinkles, flaking and red patches. As you mature your skin becomes drier. There are two main causes of dry skin: a weakness in the keratin (the outer structural layer of the skin) and a breakdown in the lipids. Keratin needs water to keep it healthy. Lipids work as the mortar that bonds skin cells and helps to form a tight, protective barrier. By using the right moisturizers, you can trap water in the skin and even repair the damaged lipid barrier.
DAILY CARE: Use a gentle cleansing gel to remove makeup and debris. Moisturizer is much more effective on properly exfoliated skin so do exfoliate on a weekly or semi-weekly basis with a gentle facial scrub. Anti aging serums penetrate better too. Use a serum daily to rejuvenate your skin cells to pump up fine lines and wrinkles. A rich night cream is a must for that all-important beauty sleep.