8 Reasons Why You Have Dry Skin

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Dry skin - the one enemy we all have in common. Whether it be just during the winter months or all year long, we’ve all experienced it. We can probably agree that dry skin can get really annoying, really fast. But what actually causes it? You may be surprised to know that some of your own habits are contributing to the cause.

Here are Eight Reasons Why You May be Experiencing Dry Skin

The Weather.

The weather can drastically influence your skin, especially in the wintertime. The hands & face are often exposed to the harsh weather the most, so be sure to give some extra TLC to those areas! To quickly relieve dry skin, try one of our deep conditioning creams. These body creams provide intense moisture without leaving the skin feeling greasy. 

You’re Not Moisturizing Correctly.

So you finally caved & bought a facial or body moisturizer, but are you using it correctly? Applying your skincare products immediately after a shower or cleanse can make all the difference. Moisturizing while your pores are still open allows your skin to really soak in the benefits.

You’re Using Harsh Soap.

Using too harsh of a soap can strip your skin of its natural oils & leave it dry & dehydrated. Luckily, this one’s an easy fix. We recommend switching to a mild & moisturizing soap. Our Pretty Everything Soaps are super gentle & can be used on…everything! Just dilute with water to use on the hands, body & face, & you’ll be on your way to healthier skin in no time.

You’re Cleansing too Often.

While we’ve all been told to wash our hands plenty of times throughout the day, there is such a thing as washing too often. Now, we’re not telling you to stop washing your hands after you go to the bathroom (please keep doing that!), but you may not need to be washing as often as you are. Especially when it comes to your face, you don’t want to over-cleanse. We recommend washing your face 1-2 times every day with a gentle cleanser. All of our cleansers are gentle enough for everyday use & are targeted toward specific skincare concerns, so you’re bound to find one you love. 

Need help finding a cleanser that's perfect for your unique needs? Email our team of Beauty Experts at hello@rootpretty.com, & we'll help you create a routine.

Aging Skin.

As we get older, our skin changes & produces less oil, resulting in drier skin. To make up for the loss of moisture, try adding our Green Tea + Hyaluronic Acid Serum to your routine. Hyaluronic acid works on the dermal layer of the skin, meaning it doesn't just provide topical hydration. This ingredient is able to soak deeper into the skin, helping to keep your skin from drying out in the first place.

Your Moisturizer Isn’t Thick Enough.

Especially as we get into the winter months, sometimes our skin needs EXTRA hydration. Do you ever apply moisturizer or lotion but find that it soaks in right away & ends up dry again shortly after? Then you may need to add another, thicker moisturizer to really retain that moisture. Our facial creams are perfect for this. These whipped hydrating creams are designed to provide intense hydration while still targeting your skincare concerns. 

You’re Over-Exfoliating.

Trust us, we love the feeling of an exfoliated face as much as anyone, but there is such a thing as over-exfoliating. It can lead to irritation, redness & dry, patchy skin. We recommend exfoliating 2-3 times a week with one of our Sugar Scrubs to keep the skin soft & hydrated. For a gentler, everyday exfoliation, try pairing our Pretty Polishing Mitt with your favorite cleanser.

You’re Not Drinking Enough Water.

Water seems to be the answer to just about everything, but it really is just that important! Your skin will be the first to tell if you haven’t been drinking enough water. Dry, flaky skin & an emphasis on fine lines & wrinkles is often a signal. So stop putting it off & get those eight glasses of water in each day!

How to Curb Dry Skin

Now that you know what can cause dry skin, how do you fix it? We have so many different skincare products that are great for healing dry skin, but one product that is good for literally any skin type is our Beauty Balm. Our Beauty Balms are a 4-in-1 makeup remover, cleanser, serum & moisturizer all in one. Plus, they are SUPER hydrating too. One of our favorite ways to use it is as an overnight hydrating mask. Simply apply a small amount all over your face before bed, & you'll wake up to refreshed & hydrated skin!

While our Beauty Balms are a great place to start, you may also want to look at adding additional products to your routine to double-down on that dry skin. If you’d like a beauty expert’s advice on your routine, just shoot us an email at hello@rootpretty.com & we will develop a personalized skincare routine for you.

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