Sometimes it takes more than quality skin care products to keep your skin looking and feeling its best. From dry skin to breakouts and oiliness, here are some other factors that could be at play.
Dull, dry skin can be an indication of a deficiency in omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3s are important for many reasons; they support brain function, reduce inflammation, and can help lower the risk of heart disease, cancer and arthritis. And, they are essential to your skin. A deficiency in omega-3s can slow the skin’s natural exfoliation process, leading to dry, flaky, dull skin. If your skin isn’t looking as radiant as it could, try upping your intake of salmon, flaxseeds, walnuts and soybeans.
Dry skin just under the eyes? You may not be drinking enough water. The skin around your eyes is quite delicate and dehydration will cause it to become tight and dry. But the solution is simple, bottoms up! Get your 8 glasses of water a day and the skin under your eyes will be more supple and smooth in no time.
Breakouts around the chin and mouth usually mean you are touching your face too much. Our hands are in constant contact with various germs and bacteria, and they all get transferred to your face and mouth with this mindless habit. Washing your hands before touching your face will help keep your skin clear and radiant. And did you know that you should even wash your hands before washing your face?
If your forehead seems oiler than usual, you’re likely over-cleansing. Most people only need to wash their face once a day (night time is the best time for this) and just need to rinse in the morning to freshen up. Washing more often strips away the skin’s natural oils and causes it to produce more sebum, which makes skin appear oilier.
Are your cheeks feeling rough? This can be an indicator that your skin has been exposed to too much air pollution. Protect your face from the smog by using a skin product rich in antioxidants (like our all natural skin gel) and thoroughly washing your face every night.