SKINCARE ESSENTIALS, LESSON #2: WHAT IS DRY SKIN?

You know what oily skin is, thus it only makes sense to move on to its opposite. Dry skin.

In direct contrast from oily skin, dry skin occurs as a result of the oil glands producing insufficient amounts of oil to properly lubricate the skin. Skin is often thinner, sometimes appearing translucent (especially under brighter lights) and flaky. Overexposure to sun, wind and cold weather may irritate skin more so than it would, say, and oilier skin type.

Now, it’s often a result of the aging process as the ability to retain moisture decreases. And while those with dry skin are more likely to have fine lines and wrinkles, pores on the face are nearly invisible, and breakouts are few and far between.

So how do you identify dry skin?

Fairer complexions tend towards dry skin, though coloring is hardly a defining factor. Aging and mature skin is subject as well. Upon wakening, skin feels dry, rough and tight. Skin concerns include fine lines, wrinkles, patches of dryness to excessive dryness, and is often poreless and quite clear.

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Author: Kimberly Yang

I hold these truths to be self-evident, that skin care is paramount, green tea is everything, and the Internet rules all (typical Gen-Y philosophy; if it wasn't 'grammed, it never happened). Also pertinent: writer, Aries, content manager here at Mario Badescu. For more about me, visit my Google+ page.

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