& tricks from Makeup Artist

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Hi Friends, Makeup Artist Katie here...

Does your skin feel dry and tight? If so, read on…

It's time to investigate what's going on with your skin and discover if it's dry or dehydrated 🔍

Find out more about what your skin type could be below!👇

There's a big difference as you'll discover...

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Dry skin

  • Dry skin doesn't contain enough oil, so it lacks sheen and plumpness.

  • The look of pores can appear small.

  • It can look red, sore and get easily aggravated, itchy and flaky in places.

  • It can feel tight and possibly be difficult to rub moisture products into the skin.

  • After a shower or bath, your skin can feel tight and itchy.

  • It can feel sensitive to some skincare products, especially those containing botanical ingredients.

Dehydrated skin

  • Dehydrated skin has a feeling of tightness and dryness but can still appear oily in places.

  • Pores can appear enlarged in areas.

  • It quickly absorbs water in moisturisers and makeup, causing foundation patchiness and shine.

  • After a shower or bath your skin looks and feels better.

Once you've discovered if you have dry or dehydrated skin; it's easy to fix!

Just follow my simple tips below to learn how to fix you dry or dehydrated skin!👇

Dry skin tip 1...

Change how you cleanse your face!

Start using alcohol-free, oil-based cleansers, because this will relieve and treat the dryness and visibly improve the skin's texture 🥰

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Alternatively, you can try using sweet almond oil; just massage the oil into your skin and then wipe away using damp cotton wool. 

Lastly; try to cleanse dry skin only at night 🌙

Dry skin tip 2...

Dial down the shower temperature!

Have showers that are short and lukewarm. Five minutes in the shower is enough to get clean without over-drying and irritating your skin 🚿⏰

Dry skin tip 3...

Nourish your skin day & night!

At night, apply avocado oil to the face and neck before applying your favourite night cream over the top! 🥑

In the day; look for day creams or lotions that contain Niacinamide, Glycerin or Omega oils.

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For your body try applying a rich butter or cream. Look for ingredients such as Shea butter, Beeswax, Avocado oil, Vitamin E, Argan oil, Jojoba oil & 'Sunflower oil 🧴🌻

Lastly; Choose a soap-free, pH-balanced shower gel to give skin the chance to produce its own oils and moisture.

Dry skin tip 4...

Treat skin from within!

Omega 3 and 6 supplements encourage your skin's cell membranes to hold onto water and work as internal moisturisers, giving you beautiful skin from within 💧💕

Dry skin tip 5...

Take a collagen supplement!

I searched high and low to find a skincare supplement to help with your dry skin, and I found it in these Rejuvenated Collagen Shots.

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Not only do these help dry skin, but they also help to lessen the look of fine lines and wrinkles! 👏

Dry skin tip 6...

Install a humidifier!

Install a humidifier by your bed to keep the air moist, and set the humidity at a constant 45% to 55%, and the temperature at a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit 🌡

Before you go outside in cold weather, also make sure to create your own moisture barrier. Protect your most sensitive parts – lips, face, and hands – with a scarf and gloves 🧣🧤

Dehydrated skin tip 1...

Get a water-based moisturiser!

For dehydrated skin, look for water-based, oil-free face moisturisers with the words' hydra' or 'hydrating' on the label 💧🌟

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You can also scan the ingredients on skincare for 'Hyaluronic Acid', 'Aloe Vera', 'Sodium PCA', 'Glycerol' or 'Glycerin'. Any one of these skincare ingredients will help your skin keep hold of the moisture it has.

Dehydrated skin tip 2...

Drink more water!

The easiest way to help rehydrate the skin is to drink more water regularly. Aim to sip water continuously throughout your day 🥤

Fill a bottle or flask with water and carry it with you. Also, try and reduce alcohol and sugar in your diet.

Dehydrated skin tip 3...

Use the right cleanser!

Look for cleansers that are hydro-boosting gels and balms, that will help balance out your skin and add moisture! 💖

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You can also try cleansing your skin using sweet almond oil; just massage the oil into your skin and then wipe away using damp, warm cotton wool. Do this morning and night 💆‍♀️

Dehydrated skin tip 4...

Eat water-rich foods!

Try your best to eat plenty of water-rich foods, like grapes, watermelon, cucumber and tomatoes; perhaps increase your freshly made juices, soups and smoothies too 🍇🍉

Dehydrated skin tip 5...

Try a hydration supplement!

Try taking a hydration supplement, such as this H30 night repair.

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You can also try using a hydrating face mask at night 🧖‍♀️

Dehydrated skin tip 5...

Install a humidifier!

Install a humidifier by your bed to keep the air moist. Set humidity at a constant 45% to 55%, and the temperature at a balmy 68 degrees Fahrenheit 👍

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So, there you have it! By following this help and advice, you should be able to tell if your skin is dry or dehydrated...

...and have your skin feeling balanced in no time! 👏💧

I hope, after trying these tips, that I’ve helped you discover your skin type.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out my tips above 👆 to discover your skin type! 

Plus, scroll down to discover even more tips that I think you'll love below!👇


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