Natural Skin Care Tips for Dry Facial Skin

| 11/2/2010 9:45:28 AM

It’s getting colder, and even those of us with oily skin are starting to notice an uneasy tightness in our skin. Don’t wait until your skin develops numerous unsightly flakes and dry patches; be proactive and fight dry facial skin with these natural skin care tips and natural skin care product recommendations. 

Misting sprays 

I’m a firm believer in misting sprays. While the concept is simple — mist your face with some water before you apply any moisturizer — a lot of us don’t think about this because we’re too preoccupied with toweling off and getting completely dry after our hot morning shower. That’s the worse thing you can do for your skin! You want to apply serums, oils or lotions to slightly damp skin so the product helps lock water —extra hydration — into the top layers of the skin before it evaporates. When you let water evaporate, it dries you out!  

 Evian Mineral Water Spray John Masters Organics Rose and Aloe Hydrating Mist   Naturopathica Rosemary Lemon Clarifying Mist 
The iconic, simple Evian Mineral Water Spray costs an affordable $10 for a 5-ounce can. Photo Courtesy Sephora. Naturopathica's Rosemary Lemon Clarifying Mist tones the skin with effective essential oils and retails at $28 for a 4.2-ounce spray bottle. Photo Courtesy Naturopathica. A favorite brand of mine, John Masters Organics' 2-ounce glass bottle of Rose and Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist costs $10 per ounce. Photo Courtesy John Masters Organics. 

A few of my favorite misting sprays range from simple, such as my first facial mist, Evian Mineral Water Spray; to essential oil-loaded Naturopathica Rosemary Lemon Clarifying Mist; to antioxidant-packed John Masters Organics Rose & Aloe Hydrating Toning Mist; to ceramic ball-charged AquaLiv infotone mineral water. Toss one of these misting sprays in your bag —especially when you’re flying — to freshen up your skin on the go. If you don’t want to add another product to your natural beauty stash, do your best to hydrate your skin immediately after your shower or wash your face. 

AquaLiv infotone mineral water 
AquaLiv's infotone face mister comes in a reusable glass bottle (refill it with filtered water) and costs $50. Photo Courtesy AquaLiv.