Q: How do I keep my skin moisturized?
A: Try the oil cleansing method (OCM). OCM is one of the latest beauty crazes because it works. It locks moisture into the skin without clogging pores, even for oily skin. Remember this is a “cleansing” method and does not replace using your daily moisturizer or anti-aging creams.
The essential concept of this cleansing process is to use the oil to massage skin thus dissolving the oils that have coagulated with dirt and impurities becoming trapped in your pores. Castor Oil is a thick essential oil that acts as a cleansing property; however, it is too potent and must be diluted with thinner oil such as Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Natural essential oils help lubricate, heal, protect, and moisturize skin so it may function properly. Properly functioning skin looks clear and glowing.
Wrinkle Redeaux Wrinkle Cream formula is formulated with Sweet Almond Oil which is recommended for sensitive skin, as well as Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil which functions as a conditioning agent and may be used for cleansing as well. Wrinkle Redeaux was found in clinical tests to Increased Moisturization by up to 83%. With regular usage, look of skins firmness, tightness and elasticity is improved.
Q: What do I do about flaky patches on my skin?
A: Exfoliate two or three times a week during the cold weather months to reduce flaky patches. In warmer weather exfoliate once a week. Exfoliating removes dead skin that sits on the top layer of the face. This dead skin can flake throughout the day, ruining makeup and creating a dry, parched look. Exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator with small granules. For most people, exfoliating a couple of times a week will be enough to remove dry skin. For those with exceptionally dry skin, exfoliating three to five times per week with a gentle exfoliator works best. Using a gentle exfoliator is best for all skin types because more abrasive exfoliators can be harsh. Abrasive exfoliators may cause redness and in some cases, can over exfoliate.
Q: Do I have to wear sunscreen all year round?
A: Ideally sunscreen should be worn anytime you’re outdoors. This can be difficult to remember, especially during the winter months when you’re spending limited time outside. Look for a moisturizer with SPF of 15 or higher. This can be applied after your morning skincare routine and ensures you have applied moisturizer to combat dry skin and SPF to prevent UVA/UVB rays. Don’t worry about spending a bundle. Moisturizers with SPF are available at all price points and can now be found in your local drugstore for around $10. Apply daily over your moisturizer.
Q: Should I use a certain makeup during the when skin is dry?
A: Mineral powder makeup works well for very dry skin. This formula offers coverage with very little product and gives skin an even look without packing on product. Those with oily skin can also use mineral powder makeup, which is less likely to cake or break up despite frigid weather conditions. Cream makeup is also a safe bet and does not cake as much as liquid or traditional powder makeup. All skin types should refrain from using traditional powders during the winter since this type of makeup is the most likely to flake due to dry weather.