How Moisturizers Can Cause Dry Skin
We all know how important it is to keep the skin hydrated. Most of us do this by moisturizing our faces daily with heavy creams. However, a lot of us may be moisturizing constantly and find ourselves wondering why our skin still feels dry and tight. The reason may seem surprising: These treatments actually prolong the problem, instead!
Think about it. If the skin is constantly coated with rich oils and creams, the oil-producing glands become lazy and don’t produce enough natural protective oil. A similar concept is true for oily skin. Most products have a drying effect on the skin to minimize the oils that are created. The opposite happens though. When you dry the skin, it is naturally stimulated to produce more oils. If you constantly dry it, the glands are constantly stimulated. The surface of the skin is tight because of drying soaps, the oil can’t escape and so blackheads or pimples form under the epidermis. Voila!
But, there’s more. A moisturizer will also attract all the pollution, dirt, even makeup that we encounter each day, whether on our commutes, interacting with one another, touching our faces or even sitting at home doing laundry; unless you wear some sort of protection over it. Your sunscreen doesn’t count. We don’t mean sun protection, we mean skin protection. No, makeup isn’t enough protection, either. What you’re missing is a daytime protection lotion – a silicone emulsion that prevents loss of moisture yet keeps the day’s grime out.
Next to cleansing, protection is the most important step in skincare.
We recommend Christine Valmy’s Valnel daytime protection lotion. Ideal for combination, dry/dehydrated and even sensitive skin, it glides on lightly to perform double duty: keep the skin hydrated throughout the day while also forming an invisible barrier between you and the harmful elements that wind up aging us faster. It’s full of extracts such as Chamomile to soothe, Althea to replenish moisture and Ginkgo Biloba Extract to fight free radical damage. Go ahead and use daily to give your skin the extra T.L.C it needs each morning.
Then, you’re really ready to face the day!
Until next time, stay positive and beautiful!
Marina Valmy De Haydu
Director, Christine Valmy Inc.
*Marina Valmy De Haydu is the director of the Christine Valmy International School, the first esthetics school of the United States, which was established in 1965 and change the beauty industry and beauty schools in New York and all over the US. She is a chemist and has a vast knowledge of Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs, medicinal plants and Oriental treatments. Today, the school is host to students from all over the world who wish to learn the craft of skincare under the philosophy of esthetics founder and pioneer in the United States, Christine Valmy: “reveal – don’t conceal – the natural beauty of healthy, well-functioning skin.”*
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