Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Got dry skin - even in summer??

If you are dry even in the summer months you may be over-exfoliating.  

Stop using your retinols and glycolics as frequently.  Use only 2-3x a week maximum.

Also no more mechanical exfoliating - meaning the scrubs you are using to get rid of the dead flakes - this could be part of your issue as well.

The best way to mechanically exfoliate your skin is by using an extremely soft washcloth in the shower with baking soda as your exfoliator.  Do this 2-3x per week maximum.

You also need to add a hyaluronic acid product to your routine.  Hyaluronic acid is not an acid that is going to exfoliate your skin like a salicylic or glycolic will.  Hyaluronic acid binds moisture to the skin and is the body's own natural moisturizer.  It provides instant and ling-term hydration.  This type of acid is going to add moisture to your skin not oil.  

Another great way to use would be to put on immediately when you get out of the shower - thus your skin is a bit damp and will drink the moisture in!!

Use your hyaluronic product before you put your SPF on in the am and also use in the evening after you have cleansed.

More to come on how to deal with dryness in the summer!


  1. Mindy Is awesome! Before meeting with Mindy I had been using a very expensive product line which was not only very costly but you had to use the whole line in order to see results. Needless to say, my skin was all messed up and what I had hope would change (brown spots) were only getting worse. That's when I met with Mindy! She is so sweet and didn't just look at my skin and hand me list of products. She took her time and listened to my concerns abut my skin. She helped me pick out SPECIFIC products to treat my problem areas. It's been 3 weeks and my brown spots are starting to fade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Mindy
    (This was posted on my facebook page from a client of mine)

  2. Mindy! Thank you so much for my Skin Care Consultation. I have learned so much from you about taking care of my skin, and will use the knowledge for the rest of my life! What would I do without you? What would I LOOK like without you?

    As written by my client Hayden on facebook!!