October 31 2018 – Tyra Johnson-Brown
During the winter months you may suffer from dry skin even more than you would during any other season. Rubbing yourself down with moisturizer can work magic, but sometimes, it still isn’t enough to smooth out dry patches and return your complexion to that beautiful and healthy glow.
There are multiple factors from genetics, to aging, to cold weather that can zap the moisture right out of your skin. As you age, your skin cells do not produce the same amount of moisturizing oils that they did when you were younger. The use of harsh cleansers and exfoliating too much, can also disrupt your skin's barrier and lead to dryness.
What are the Benefits of Hydrating Face Masks?
Refines skin pores: Refining face masks can help you get clearer skin and more refined pores. A hydrating mask deep cleans your pores and gets rid of dead skin cells, oily substances, and metabolic wastes that clog them.
Increases hydration: Hydrating masks lock in moisture leaving your skin plump and supple. The water from the mask penetrate deep into the skins epidermis, to soften and increase its elasticity.
Diminishes fine lines: If you regularly use hydrating face masks, it will help reduce the signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, age spots and more. When you don’t hydrate your skin, the skin barrier gets compromised which leads to chronic low-grade inflammation. The ongoing inflammation leads to accelerated aging and the breakdown of collagen.
Gives even skin tone: Hydrating face masks help to diminish hyperpigmentation and give a more even skin tone and texture. It also promotes sweat gland secretion to oxygenate your skin.
Firms skin: Sagging skin adds years to your face. Regular use of hydrating face masks can resolve the issues of sagging skin as well. Using face masks with the right ingredients will enhance collagen production and fight off free radicals which gradually results in firmer, tighter and fresher looking skin.
Skin becomes less oily: Dehydration is the primary cause of your skin becoming oilier. When your skin becomes dry and dehydrated, it sends signals to the glands to produce more oil. When the glands secrete sebum, your skin becomes oilier. Improving your skin’s hydration can cause it to become less oily.
Acne is less aggravated: Acne can get worse if your skin becomes oily. You may be unaware that your oily skin may have been prompted by dehydrated skin to begin with. So, you can benefit from having a hydration boost to your skin through the application of face masks, and or a change of diet.
Skin is less itchy and irritated: Dry and dehydrated skin may cause irritation, itching, and general discomfort. If you’re suffering from eczema or psoriasis, the itching can be very disconcerting. If you increase hydration, it prevents the itch and irritated skin, providing relief to those suffering from sensitive skin conditions.
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Dry skin causes itching, scaling and cracking. Youthful, glowing and calm skin is what you achieve when using this mask! Our Rose Hibiscus Antioxidant Mask is made up of rose powder, coconut milk powder, and hibiscus. Combined to make a calming mask that adds a youthful glow to the skin while also removing toxins gently. Soften fine lines and wrinkles and protect your skin from free radical damage.
As the weather conditions change, so will your skincare routine. For a soft, healthy skin in winter avoid hot steamy baths. Hydrate more by using a moisturizer that’s oil-based instead of water-based. Oil will create a more protective layer on your skin that locks in and retain moisture!