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Dry Skin? Avoid These 7 Common Skincare Mistakes | Skincare with @Susan Yara

Jun 01, 2021
You've probably heard me say that I have dry

skin

, so I have a lot of personal knowledge on how to manage it, but I've also talked to a lot of my followers via DM and I've also seen the

mistakes

people make. when we record the

skin

care reaction videos, today we are going to talk about the dry skin

mistakes

that we should

avoid

before starting. This video is sponsored by Skin Fix. You guys know I love this moisturizer. This is their triple lipid peptide cream. one of the best moisturizers I have ever used. It's also the perfect time to get it because Sephora's spring savings event is happening right now.
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If you are not yet a Sephora beauty expert, I recommend you sign up and you will get different levels of discount. between 10 and 20, depending on what level you are at, i.e. rouge vib or insider, you also get different levels of access during savings events, so make sure you are registered and accumulate all your points. and you're crying so I'll leave a link below in the description box with all the information so you can learn a lot more. Well, first let's talk about dry skin and that comes with identifying dry skin first. of people don't realize when they have dry skin.
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Surprisingly, one of the easiest ways to tell if you have dry skin is to simply wash your face and then let it air dry for a few minutes and as your skin begins to dry, it feels dry, tight and itchy. maybe uncomfortable it becomes flaky that means you have dry skin what a lot of people don't realize is that dry skin causes a damaged skin barrier so the way to think about the skin barrier is that it's made up of all these different lipids, fats and oils and if you compare it to a kind of brick wall, it has the bricks but it also has that bond between the bricks that keeps them in place but also creates a seal. that nothing can get through that brick wall and it's pretty much the same purpose that these fats and oils serve for the skin barrier, they form that bond or that glue that is between the skin cells, so If you have a healthy skin barrier then you have like a healthy brick wall, you have a very strong brick wall that is invincible, but if any of those lipids and fats disappear, then that bond between the bricks also disappears so you can get things done. well like you. getting a damaged skin barrier is not as strong as it used to be and you know when we talk about a damaged skin barrier it causes things like sensitivity and irritation and things like that so you want to

avoid

damaged skin barrier but dry skin. is essentially the cause of that, so there are definitely different levels of dry skin, from a little dry to severely dry, but what all people with dry skin have in

common

is that they need to replace those fats, lipids and oils, you can there are many.
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There are also many factors that contribute to dry skin, so it may be something like environmental climate. For example, if you live in the desert, you may have dry skin just because of where you live and not for any other reason, genetics also plays a role and then one. One of the biggest contributors is age and that's always what makes me so sad because here I am, I'm getting older, I'm about to turn 40 and I can feel my skin getting drier and drier every year and that's because when we have When we are older, we start to lose more lipids in our skin naturally.
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When we reach 30, we can lose up to 40 of the lipids that we need for our skin, so think about ceramides, for example, and when we are in our 40s you can lose up to 60 of the lipids that you have in your skin, it is something really sad, but the good news is that you can replace them and that leads to mistake number one, which is using the wrong moisturizer when it comes to To find the right moisturizer for dry skin, you first need to make sure it is rich enough, So many times you will see the word cream instead of lotion or moisturizer, you may want to opt for a creamy texture.
One of the reasons I love this one from Skin Fix is ​​because it's a nice, beautiful, rich cream, but what it really comes down to with your moisturizer is finding the right ingredients for dry skin. A really good moisturizer for dry skin will have a combination of humectants like glycerin and hyaluronic acid, but then it will have those fats that you want to make sure you replace, so we're talking about ceramides, which are fatty acids that are part of the components basics of your skin. so think again about that link between the bricks. Ceramides are part of those fats and lipids that you want in your skin barrier.
Another really great ingredient to look for is squalane. You hear me talk about this all the time. I love squalene. Squalene is great in different products because it is easily absorbed by the skin and recognized by the skin as well. You've heard me talk about peptides and how much I love them. Peptides are really great because they offer anti-aging benefits but are also very hydrating for the skin. and then you also want to make sure you're replacing those different lipids and fats in your skin, so not just the ceramides, but you also want to make sure you're replacing the different oils in your skin, so look for different plant-based products. butters like shea butter, there's cocoa butter, there's also the different oils, like sunflower oil, they're all really great at the different types of fatty acids and oils that you need on your skin and they always work well when they're together in a moisturizer and that's it.
One of the reasons I love Triple Lipid Peptide Cream is amazing for people with dry skin because it contains a triple lipid complex that is great for replenishing lipids that are lost from the skin. It also has a peptide protein blend which again I love. The peptides are very, very hydrating for the skin, there's also sodium hyaluronate in here so there's hyaluronic acid essentially and it's very hydrating and plumping for the skin and then there's orris root extract which really helps tighten the skin and It really helps prevent water loss and that's one of the most important things to keep in mind when reusing a moisturizer.
Think of your dry skin as the cause of a damaged skin barrier. You need to make sure you have a strong skin barrier. You want to have that nice tight brick wall because you don't want to lose water, you want to retain that water and that's called transepidermal water loss from the tulle. You don't want to lose too much water. I think there's a normal level of water that you're constantly losing but you don't want to lose too much because that's what's going to cause your skin to dry out, so you want to keep it nice and plump and keep it all there, plus look for those perfect ingredients for your skin.
Dry Skin Another thing to keep in mind when looking for the right moisturizer is that you don't want to use very light moisturizers, they may feel better on your skin, but if you really have dry skin, they may evaporate as well. quickly and not give you the benefits you need and that really blocks all that hydration and moisture. The same goes for skipping moisturizer entirely. I can't imagine anyone with dry skin would decide to skip moisturizer, but I know it happens and that's partly because people with dry skin sometimes use a lot of different serums thinking that's enough moisture that they need, but they confuse it with hydration and again it just evaporates too quickly and doesn't set, which also leads to The next mistake I see people make is something like replacing moisturizer with different oils because this is something I see a lot, especially with people who As they get older, they think all these oils are supposed to replace that moisture and hydration in their skin, but it's not the same when you have dry skin, you can definitely add oils to your

skincare

routine.
I tend to recommend covering all your

skincare

products with an oil at the end because of its occlusion which says what people tend to. What I think is that oil should replace the oil that is on your skin and while there are definitely oils in moisturizers, even in this moisturizer there is a mix of different oils here and they are very necessary, the big difference is that there are other ingredients . Here, the oils that also hydrate and moisturize the skin on their own are more of a skin conditioner, that's the best way to think of them, they can be emollients or they can be occlusive, but really they just sit on the skin and they may have a lot of nutrients for your skin, that's true, but that doesn't mean they're helping your skin barrier and solving the dryness, you need that combination and that mix of moisturizers, humectants and then also the oils, but when you have dryness . skin, you can certainly use oils as part of your skincare routine, what they do is they just sit on your skin essentially and can help retain that moisture, so it's really more of an added bonus for your skin when you add them. in your skin care routine, but remember that you need to have that good mix of moisturizers, you need that hydration, you need the moisturizer, so we are talking about vegetable butters, for example, mixed with different oils and so on so that they are also moisturizing and lock everything in and then you need the oil to really condition your skin and provide another layer of occlusion, but layering oil after oil after oil is not going to fix your dry skin, it's still going to be very dry underneath another mistake, I see people. with dry skin it's that they cleanse their skin too much or they're using the wrong cleanser, so in the past, like last year, I used to tell people to avoid foaming cleansers and that's more of an old school way from Thinking and that's because foaming cleansers used to essentially mean that they used stronger surfactants in them and the suds and foam used to come from these strong surfactants, specifically sodium lauryl sulfate sls used it here to keep it from drying out so much. the skin and that's really true, it can be a very drying surfactant for the skin, but that doesn't mean you have to avoid it.
I think what we're really starting to understand now with cleansers is that you just want to make sure that your cleanser not only has surfactants but also contains nourishing ingredients, so it can be a combination of your moisturizers, it can even be oils and lipids. which help replenish your skin if you have dry skin and can also be emollients like acetyl. alcohol and also as caprylic triglyceride, you may see them in your different cleansers, you may even see your traditional moisturizers like glycerin or even hyaluronic acid, these are all nourishing and hydrating ingredients that help counteract the drying effects of surfactants If that's too much for you, you should look for those types of ingredients and find out if you're getting this type of balanced formula in your cleanser.
The other thing is to look for keywords like gentle hydration, even ph balanced or ph neutral. You know, I think we focus too much. in the ph level of cleansers because at the end of the day when you wash your face and cleanse it, you technically have to balance your ph with all the skincare products you apply afterwards, so it shouldn't be the major. that's what you focus on, but if you have very dry skin then you know that sometimes it can be very important because your skin wants to be a little more acidic and if you're using something that has too low a ph or even too high of a ph that doesn't I see very often then you are not getting those balanced levels.
The other thing you hear me talk about sometimes is that I avoid cleansing my face in the morning and I basically mean I avoid using a cleanser. so I don't put those surfactants on my skin because I don't want to strip away what you can potentially get from washing your face, which has really been one of the best things I've done for my skin in the past. a couple of years is skipping that morning cleaning when I feel like I don't need it. You guys also know that I'm a big fan of double cleansing my skin and that's because it's a really nice way to not damage your skin when you're trying to remove sunscreen, makeup, and anything that can be really difficult. to remove from your face.
You don't end up stripping your skin because you use such a gentle method to cleanse it even though it's actually double cleansing. You're using a cleanser twice, you're using one that is oil based for the most part and that tends not to be very exfoliating, in fact it tends to be very nourishing for the skin and then when your skin is nourished, when you come in with that. The typical type of cleanser still doesn't clean your skin even if it's an exfoliating cleanser because you already have that nutrition from the oil based cleanser, the next mistake is not exfoliating properly and I decided to make it more thorough because there are people who just don't exfoliate and that is a mistake and then there are people who exfoliatetoo much and that's also a mistake when you have dry skin, that's just a mistake in general for everyone, so when you have dry skin, I personally think it's important to exfoliate your skin very gently and that's because you're getting that dull peeling of the skin and I find that if you use hydrating and moisturizing ingredients it doesn't penetrate your skin well if you have that peeling on top of it, so you need to get rid of that and set it aside on the other side, although you don't want to exfoliate too much because that can breaking down the skin barrier further and causing even more dryness, so there's really this balance that such exfoliation is very, very personal because, as I said at the beginning of this video, even dryness levels can vary for each person you meet.
You can have very dry skin or you can have slightly dry skin. I like to think I have slightly dry skin because I've really figured out my skincare routine. For example, my skin tends to be drier and can dry out very quickly, but because I figured out my skincare routine and know it pretty well, I've pretty much balanced my skin with my skincare routine, so I know when I'm pushing my limits too much and I like to exfoliate daily but that's because I use very gentle exfoliants for the most part so I use my phas regularly.
They are polyhydroxy acids, they are very moisturizing for the skin and they exfoliate very gently. I also love azelaic acid, which is also a very, very gentle exfoliator, so I'm doing this constant exfoliation every day and then I'll increase it once or twice a week to something that's going to be a little bit stronger, like my serums. and my toners. I have my different ahas, for example, like glycolic acid and lactic acid. I love those types of scrubs, the ahas, because they are also very hydrating for the skin and I tend to find that they work best on dry skin.
I also tend to avoid them. different types of exfoliants I don't completely avoid physical exfoliants, but I don't use them regularly. I feel like people with dry skin are really the people who are most at risk of irritating their skin when it comes to the different exfoliants out there, so we're the ones who need to be the most careful when it comes to these physical exfoliants. She said I get a physical exfoliator once or twice a month and I love them because they give me that slight polish that I need for my skin and then I keep the rest with all my very gentle exfoliators.
Another point about exfoliation. I tend to find that people don't realize that they are exfoliating their skin, aha, that's also something you want to make sure you understand what ingredients you are using. I don't think you should judge a product by how good it is by its ingredient list, but one of the main reasons to look at the ingredient list is to simply know what ingredients you are using. use in your skincare routine that also means not doubling or tripling up these really strong exfoliants, another mistake we tend to make when we have dry skin and, in general, people with dry skin are affected much more by this and that is washing your face with very hot water or washing your face in the shower with very hot water you have heard me say this I wash my face in the shower at night I like to do that most of the time the way I do it I do.
The thing is, I don't use boiling water and I know people do. I see my husband do this all the time. The amount of arguments we had when I walked into the bathroom while he was taking a shower to just see how much steam there is in there and then I touch the water and feel how hot it is. I don't even understand why he thinks he's so comfortable, but I know a lot of people love a really hot shower and I do. I can understand how it feels really good. I enjoy a jacuzzi, for example, and I know that it dries out the skin a lot, but it is also very comfortable and I like to do it from time to time, but this is like on a regular basis.
If you're using boiling water that's going to dry out your skin and the best way to know is if your skin starts to turn pink, that flesh sticks to it because it's so hot, then that's going to dry out your skin and obviously the coldest you can do your shower and the colder you can stand it the better off you will be you don't have to have ice water you don't even have to have warm water while you're in the shower just do it make sure it's not so hot that you'll burn yourself and if you don't know what hot water does that's also so it's important to think about the different heat levels of the water because even if it's getting a little bit warmer than hot, that's even better for your skin, but the way to think about it is this is not very scientific, This is my own analogy, but the way I like to think about it, because I'm a visual person, is that the way the water in the shower evaporates and turns into all that steam, it does something similar to the water in the shower. skin cells, it displaces that water from the skin cells, so you're actually losing water, it's like accelerating transepidermal. water loss and you don't want to do that you don't want to get rid of too much moisture from your skin cells you want to make sure you retain that water another mistake that I see happen all the time is putting your moisturizer on dry skin and you probably do too Have you heard me talk about this?
You should always apply your skin care products to damp skin because they work better, retain that moisture, and also absorb better into your skin. and that goes for your moisturizer too, it will work better and retain that hydration if you apply it to damp skin and I don't mean damp skin because I've seen people use my words, they take my words and then translate them into drenched. wet skin, you just need to have damp skin and then you apply your moisturizer on top, including your hydrating serums, you also want to use hydrating serums, treatment serums, all of that and then put your moisturizer on while your skin is wet and that can mean skin damp from the last product you just applied you just want to make sure you don't have dry skin you don't want your skin to be dry the only exception to this is when you're using really strong actives like your retinoids or you know, like your ahas or something like that and that's only if you don't want them to be too strong, maybe if you're adjusting your skin to them, I apply all my retinoids and all my ahas on damp skin.
At this point and that's because I've gotten to that level, I've leveled up, but if you're adjusting, you definitely don't want to apply those strong actives to wet skin because again they work more for you and then the last mistake is that What I see what people do sometimes is confuse dry skin with dehydrated skin and the biggest difference is that dry skin lacks oil and dehydrated skin lacks that water and you can also be a combination of those two skin types, so I have a whole video on that because I think it's a broader topic so I'll link it in the description box if you want to watch that video to find out what kind of skin problems you're facing again.
If you have dry skin, make sure to choose the skin solution. The lipid peptide triple cream is one of the best out there, it's amazing for dry skin and it replaces the lipids that you're losing because you have dry skin and it's a great time to get it because it's available right now during the spring savings. Sephora. event, you can get 10-20 off again, it just depends on what level you are in the beauty insider program, so make sure to check the description box for all the information. If you have any questions, tell me in the comments.
Next tell me what you're buying during Sephora's spring savings event. I always want to know what you guys are buying. Find me on Instagram. I'm at Susan Yara and will talk to you soon.

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