If My Skin Is Oily Why Is It Dry?

If your skin is oily, but you have dry and flaky patches it can mean that your skin is dehydrated.  If one bowl is filled with oil and another with water the water would evaporate faster than the oil.  So we can still have oil on our skin with dry patches in the areas that are dehydrated.

We are just getting into the heart of winter right now and whether you’re in your car, home or the office your heat is cranked to the max to keep you warm.  Better yet, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones with a nice cozy fire place.  In the summer months our skin is combatting with the air conditioning and soaking up that warm sun.  Both of the extremes in the winter and summer months strip your skin of hydration.  Your initial reaction might be to use a heavier moisturizer or to load on a little extra in the morning, but that won’t solve your problem.  You need to use something that is specifically formatted to lock in hydration.  A common ingredient to look for is hyaluronic acid.  Don’t be scared off by the “acid”.  Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it is moisture binding and can hold and attract 1,000 times it’s weight in water.  It’s also a naturally occurring polysaccharide in our bodies that helps to lubricate our joints and nerves.

Dry skin can also be dehydrated.  If you find your moisturizer or any product you use to combat the dryness isn’t working effectively than you are probably addressing the wrong issue.

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