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  • Flaky patches, redness, itchiness — these are all signs of having dry skin, and it’s not an easy thing to deal with. No amount of moisturizer, oils, or cream would seem to keep the dryness at bay; and so the quest for the perfect skin care regimen to achieve dewy skin feels like forever.

    Nevertheless, this should give you more reason to take better care of your skin and never surrender your search for the wonder product that’ll give you a healthy glow. Knowing about the reasons for your dry skin is a good starting point on battling those flaky patches.

    Why do I have dry skin?

    There are different things that could possibly cause a dry complexion, and one common reason is harsh chemicals in the products you’re using on your face. Check the ingredients of these products and let go of the cleansers and toners that are drying out your skin.

    Sometimes, though, dry skin could simply be a result of changes in the weather. This happens most especially during cold months so make sure to prep your skin as the seasons transition.

    What products can I use for my dry skin?

    As mentioned earlier, dry skin can be caused by harsh ingredients. Hence, you should take time to find products that can safely and adequately hydrate your skin. Neal’s Yard Remedies is very transparent when it comes to the ingredients of their products, so you can freely examine if there is anything in their cleansers, toners, and moisturizers that might cause your skin to dry.

    Neal’s Yard Remedies proudly uses organic ingredients, and they have skin care products that are specially made to replenish and boost moisture on dry complexion. The Nourishing Orange Flower Skin Care Kit is absolutely perfect if you want to try a new product as its contents are good for 10-14 days. All your skin care essentials are kept in a stylish and compact canvas bag, so it’s also ideal if you’re going away for a trip.

    You can also give the other individual products a try such as the Calendula Cleanser and the Honey and Orange Facial Scrub.

    Have you tried Neal’s Yard Remedies? Tell us what you think of their products and share with us your skin care journey as well!

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  • Oily skin can be a frustrating thing to deal with. Looking at the mirror and seeing a shiny T-zone, you may sometimes wonder if you’re doing enough to keep your sebaceous glands in control.

    It can even be doubly disheartening when you spot a couple of new zits on your face just when you’re about to go on a date or attend an important event. Girls with oily, acne-prone skin have all been in that kind of situation, but you don’t have to go through it again and again.

    Make sure that you have a skin care routine in place and that you’re doing every step correctly. Check out these five things that you may be doing wrong and find out how you can change these habits to have a clearer, healthier skin.

    Treating oil as the villain

    Excessive sebum can really test your patience, and while it seems a logical idea to get rid of oil once and for all, that’s just not going to happen. In fact, you wouldn’t even wish for it to be completely gone. Stripping off the natural oil will only make your skin dry, and it’ll alert your sebaceous glands to produce more of it. Hence, your skin will only become more oily. Make sure to degrease your skin using a gentle cleanser like Neal’s Yard Remedies Palmarosa Facial Wash. Made with 83% organic ingredients, it does wonders for purifying and decongesting oily skin.

    Forgetting about moisturizer

    If you think that you can skip moisturizing, you’re definitely wrong. You may feel moisture on your skin — maybe a bit too much — but it doesn’t mean that your skin is also adequately hydrated. Remember that moisturizing is an essential step in your skin care routine as it helps keep your skin feeling softer and smoother. Find a moisturizer that suits the oily skin type, preferably something that’s lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin.

    Over treating your skin

    Less is more. Putting on different creams, gels, and other treatments all at the same time can sometimes bring more bad than good. Let your skin rest from all the products and just let it breathe in its natural state. If you notice that your skin feels tight or dry, it’s a sign that you’re using the product too often or the product is too strong.

    Using the wrong makeup products

    Ease up on using makeup every once in awhile. But if it really can’t be helped, make sure that you’re using products that work well for oily skin. Go for a shine-free foundation or a powder that can produce a lasting matte effect. When it gets a bit messy due to oil, make sure you have a blotting film to keep the sebum at bay.

    Investing in the wrong skin care products

    Knowing the ingredients is key to finding the perfect skin care products for you. That’s why you should research all your choices before selecting a specific product or brand. Going through all your options, however, can be overwhelming. In this case or if you still haven’t found the right products, you might want to stick to a trusted brand for a while and see the results with that. Neal’s Yard Remedies has a skin care kit that’s specially made for oily and acne-prone skin. It’s naturally mattifying, and it won’t harm your skin as it is made up of organic ingredients.

    Are you guilty of these skin care mistakes? Don’t punish yourself for it; rather, make sure to equip yourself with the right knowledge and the right products to achieve a naturally glowing — not shiny — skin!

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  • Want to give Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ a try?

    Contact Me, Danielle, or click here for Young Living's site.

    Disclosure:  Please note that some of the links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase.  Please understand that I have experience with all of these products or companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something.  Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals. ~Danielle

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