In our last blog post, I talked about the best natural and organic skincare brands for oily skin, you can read that post here. This week, I have some suggestions for the best products to use if you suffer with dry or sensitive skin.
Dry skin basically means your skin lacks natural oil in your skin barrier. It might feel itchy, tight, look red, sore in places, flaky and look dull. If you suffer with dry skin, aside from looking at your skincare products, its also important to look at your lifestyle choices. Follow these lifestyle tips for ensuring you are doing everything you can to prevent your skin from feeling too dry.
Do you wash with water that is too hot?
Hot water will strip the natural oils from your skin. If you have dry skin, always try to limit those long hot showers and baths. Stick to quick 10 minute warm showers to avoid the water stripping away the natural oils in your skin.
Do you use harsh, drying shampoos, facial cleansers and body washes?
A common ingredient that is used in a lot of these products is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate. This is a chemical ingredient that drys out the skin, especially for those that suffer with eczema and can make the problem so much worse. Avoid at all costs if you have dry skin.
Do you use products with synthetic fragrances?
This doesn't just include your skincare and makeup, but also take a look at your washing up liquid, cleaning products and washing powders. Synthetic fragrances can be very irritating for dry skin as it is slightly more sensitive than other skin types.
Are you eating enough healthy fats and omega 3's?
Diet is often overlooked when discovering solutions for a skin problem. Our skin is often a reflection of how good our diet is, so its important to ensure you are getting enough healthy fats and oils in your diet. This will keep your skin supple, help fight premature ageing and balance your hormones.
Try these natural and organic skincare products for dealing with dry skin:
The Supermood Oil Ritual Face Wash reacts with water to gently cleanse away makeup and the day's dirt and grime. Shake the bottle vigorously to mix up the combination of organic sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and pomegranate seed oil, then massage all over the skin. The oil will loosen makeup and impurities and leave the skin feeling clean, without feeling stripped.
If you prefer a foaming wash, rather than an oil cleanser, the Supermood Gentle Foam Wash will leave your skin feeling extra clean and soft without stripping away natural oils. Contains mushroom chaga extract which is packed full of antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties to protect and nourish the skin.
Dry skin loves a good quality, organic face oil. Oils will penetrate into the epidermis and work their magic on your skin. The Clean Beauty Co. Rosy Glow Elixr contains camellia seed oil, jojoba seed oil, rosehip seed oil and a mix of other organic oils that worth in unison to provide essentials fatty acids and omega oils that keep your skin soft and supple.
For an extra boost of radiance and glow, the Supermood Radiance Oil is a beautiful oil to balance, repair, regenerate and nourish your skin day and night. Use it instead of your day and night cream, and pat onto damp skin to help the oils absorb into the skin. Sweet almond oil will help to replenish lost moisture, whilst olive fruit oil will improve elasticity and prevent signs of ageing.
Certain treatments that are tailored specifically for dry skin can work wonders on boosting moisture and relieving symptoms. The Supermood Moisture Kick Serum will help to repair dry, damaged skin with organic ingredients such as Argan kernel oil, Shea butter and Birch sap. It works well for those living in colder climates that find their skin is very dry in the winter. Use straight after cleansing, on dry skin, before applying moisturiser.
Using a mask once a week can also help to replenish your skins moisture levels. The Supermood Babyface Mask will bring back a youthful glow, give an extra boost of radiance, as well as plumping and hydrating the skin. Organic Rosehip oil will also help to reduce pigmentation and reduce the appearance of any scars. Use once or twice a week on clean, dry skin.