Normal skin is characterized by neither feeling dry nor oily, but rather soft, supple and resilient. Normal skin has small pores and is rarely affected by pimples or other skin conditions. However, by treating your skin in the wrong way, perfectly normal skin can transform into dry, sensitive or irritated skin so be nice to your biggest organ and treat it gently.
Tips for treating normal to dry skin in the best way possible:
- Use a minimalistic moisturizer, especially during the winter season. Focus on the humectants: glycerine, erythriol, urea, low concentrations of lactic acid or the building stone of Hyaluronic acid i.e. N-acetylglucosamine. The skin can benefit from ceramides especially in a dry and cold climate.
- Don’t wash away your natural lipid system. It’s enough to wash your skin with a mild cleanser in the evening and only use water in the morning.
- Don’t overdo skincare and make-up. Fewer ingredients and products means less risk for
- Look for ingredients with proven efficacy to strengthen the barrier function of the skin like niacinamide, calcium, etc.
- A good antioxidant can be beneficial to support DNA repair and can help minimize inflammatory processes in the skin. Examples of good antioxidants are….
- Respect your microbiome. Most of our microorganisms on the skin are there to protect us. The microbiome supports our immune system and produces molecules to keep the skin moist and resilient solook for minimalistic formulas to avoid causing an imbalance in the skin microbiome. The good bacteria on the skin can benefit from prebiotics and the skin can benefit from an extra boost of postbiotics.