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8 Reasons Why You Have Dry Skin

by Kayla Reusche on December 19, 2019

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. And 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

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!

The Weather.

The weather can drastically influence your skin, especially in the winter time. 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 super dry skin, try one of our deep conditioning creams. They provide intense moisture without leaving the skin feeling greasy. 

You’re Not Moisturizing Correctly.

So you finally caved & bought a 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 really soak in the benefits.


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? Text our Root Beauty Experts at 877-773-8890, & 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 natural oils, try adding in our Antioxidant Boost Pomegranate + Vitamin C Radiance Serum. Not only will it add a boost of moisture, but it’s also packed full of incredible ingredients for aging skin. It works to diminish the signs of aging, naturally plump the skin & boost your complexion. Sounds like a win - win - win to us! If you are concerned with dry & aging skin, take a look at our entire Antioxidant Boost Collection.

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. 

Find which facial cream is best for you here.

You’re Over-Exfoliating.

Trust us, we love the feeling of an exfoliated face as much as the girl next to us, 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 of the products that is good for literally any skin type is our new Beauty Balms! Our Beauty Balms are a makeup remover, cleanser & 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. Check out our Guide for Flawless Skin for help finding your perfect skincare routine. And if you’d like a beauty expert’s advice, just shoot us an email at hello@rootpretty.com or text us at 877-773-8890, & we’ll develop a personalized skincare routine for you!

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