Skin has amazing natural properties to regulate itself, adapt to changes in environment and seasons, but sometimes we can confuse our skin.
If you live in a dry climate (meaning low humidity), have you ever noticed how amazingly soft and smooth your skin feels when you go away on vacation to a tropical destination (high humidity), even after being out in the drying sun all day. Then, when you return home, your skin is even drier than before, in fact, sometimes it feels like no matter what you put on your skin, it just gets soaked up like a never-ending refill, but your skin remains dry, flaky and lackluster.
If you have experienced the above scenario, then consider your skins reaction to being covered by a face mask? Many of us are now being required to wear a face mask for our jobs, local regulations and/or personal protection against virus. (I am not going to debate the benefits or consequences of wearing a face mask, as I have my personal opinion and believe that you are completely entitled to your opinion as well! However, the facts remains that we all are wearing face masks more and for longer durations, than we may have ever before.) Covering our nose and mouth with a face mask retains moisture/water, trapping it against the skin on our face. Our skin is reacting similarly to how it would if we were on that tropical vacation, and seemingly not concerned with retaining or attracting water into our skin, as we appear to have an abundance. We then take off our face masks and our skin struggles with retaining and attracting the amount of water our skin needs to hydrate the skin cells, leaving them dehydrated, dry and flaky. This cycle can be exasperated when you start with skin that is prone to dryness.
There is a solution and it comes from a group of ingredients called humectants. Humectants retain and attract water in skin cells. One of my favorite humectants is Hyaluronic Acid, which retains and attracts 1000 times it's molecular weight in water and is found naturally in our skin. But, some of us prone to dry skin, could use a bit more! Not only does Hyaluronic Acid hydrate the skin cells, but plumped up cells then diminished fine lines and wrinkles. That's a win-win! Hyaluronic Acid & Cucumber Facial Serum is an amazing way to hydrate and nourish your skin. No more dry skin mask face. Always remember to follow up the use of Hyaluronic Acid with an occlusive moisturizer. Check out the Soul Concept website for luxurious natural face serums, moisturizers and much more. Also, Hyaluronic Acid will be listed in the ingredients under its INCI of Sodium Hyaluronate. So look for it!
Our skin and bodies are amazingly adaptive, rejuvenating and healing, but sometimes they could use a little help. As we honor our skin/ bodies needs, and the perfection that nature provides, so then can be reveal the UNIQUE BEAUTY of YOU!