Defeating Dry Skin

Dry skin: skin lacking oils or natural hydrators

Dry skin: skin lacking oils or natural hydrators

  I'm not going to lie, winter isn't our skin's favorite season.  Not only does the lack of humidity keep us from feeling moist, the outdoor elements are stinging, burning, and sensitizing our skin.  Dry skin is most commonly seen in the winter months, especially in regions that get a colder, harsh winter.  During this season a lot of us are looking for ways to feel nourished and hydrated instead of uncomfortable and dry.  Scrub me has a 3 step process to make defeating dry skin easy!

scrub me secret: Dry skin can is when the skin lacks oils and natural hydrators.  The skin's most outer layer (epidermis) is lacking nourishment from these hydrators and becomes flaky, itchy, or tight.

 

Step 1: Cleanse

The original cleansing bar is just one of many great cleansing options scrub me has to offer.

The original cleansing bar is just one of many great cleansing options scrub me has to offer.

Cleanse your skin using any of our scrub me soap bars.  If you would like, you can use a "man soap" to cleanse your skin and you will get an extra exfoliation.  We want to cleanse first because removing dirt, debris, and excess oils from the skin's surface will allow our exfoliators to do their job.  If you choose not to use a scrub me cleanser, please make sure that you use a pH balanced soap.  The skin barrier needs to stay balanced in order to function properly.

scrub me secret: It's okay to "double exfoliate" or use an exfoliator while cleansing skin.  Scrub me exfoliators are non-damaging to skin and have added ingredients to protect skin while you scrub.

 

Step 2: Exfoliate

The sea salt body scrubs come in 4 different types, each targeting a different skin type. Invigorating is our personal favorite

The sea salt body scrubs come in 4 different types, each targeting a different skin type. Invigorating is our personal favorite

Sea salt scrubs are best for treating dry, scaly skin.  Dead sea salt detoxifies skin while sloughing off dead skin cells.  As an added bonus, the salt scrubs are formulated to give skin some moisture while scrubbing.  This means, as your dead cells are being removed from the surface of the skin, the fresh skin underneath can receive hydration.  Not only does exfoliation help remove the dry cells on the surface, it also helps to stimulate live skin cells.  Stimulation of live skin cells can help protect collagen and elastin, making skin feel softer and more firm. 

Step 3: Hydrate

Nourish skin with the hydration its craving using one of the whipped shea butters.   Massage a light layer of the butter into your skin; feel free to use a thicker layer if your skin is very dry or dehydrated.  Dry skin is lacking oils of its own to keep skin healthy and hydrated.  We need to give these moisturizing elements to our skin so they can soak into the lower layers.  After your skin has been cleansed and freed of dead surface cells its a perfect time for it to best receive moisture.

Whipped shea butters come in unscented and lavender.  They provide you with amazing hydration.

Whipped shea butters come in unscented and lavender.  They provide you with amazing hydration.

scrub me secret: A little shea butter goes a long way!  The butter melts with body heat and turns into a moisturizing oil.  This is really great and healthy for skin, but if you go overboard you could end up feeling a bit oily.

 

After this 3 step process your skin will be feeling soft and healthy.  However, you will need to repeat this process at least three times a week in order to keep your dry skin moisturized.  Home maintenance is really important when it comes to taking care of your skin; making an effort can really change how your skin looks and feels.  Lifestyle choices can also contribute to dry skin.  Lack of water or vitamins and exposure to harsh outdoor elements can cause skin to become dry or damaged.  Making sure your skin and body is getting everything it needs, along with a great homecare routine can aid you in defeating your dry skin.  Happy Scrubbing!