DRY SKIN/ MATURE [Dryness, fine lines and wrinkles]


If you have dry skin you likely know it. Your skin feels tight and dehydrated. It takes to moisturizer like a cotton ball takes to water. You may notice that your skin feels drier during certain times of the year or even the month (hello hormones). In this article, I explain how to tell if you, in fact, have dry skin, and how to combat it. Dry Skin Characteristics If your skin feels dehydrated shortly after cleansing, making you reach for the moisturizer, your skin is likely dry. Your pores tend to be small, your skin may be sensitive and you may notice flaky skin if you examine your face in a magnifying mirror. You can do a patch test by taking a piece of toilet paper and pressing it on newly cleansed skin for a few seconds. If the toilet paper comes away clean, you are lacking some necessary oils that protect skin from dehydration. Keep in mind that most people’s skin changes over the course of a year. You may find you have dry skin in winter and normal skin the rest of the year. This is totally normal. Causes of Dry Skin The strangest thing happened to me after I turned 35. All of a sudden, my skin turned as dry as the Sahara Desert. For years, my skin was so oily, I carried blotting papers around with me and I could literally stick a paper napkin on my face and it looked like a napkin does when you put it over a really greasy pizza (well, not really, but you get the picture). Does skin go through “a change” as we age? Some women find their skin, which was “oily” in their 20s, turned “combination” in their 30s and “dry” in their 40s. This is normal. Dry skin Dry skin is usually fine textured with a slightly dull appearance. On closer inspection there may be some flaky or granulated sections evident, particularly around the corners of the mouth, eyes, and forehead. Dry skin often feels tight or mildly uncomfortable. Without daily attention and careful nurturing, dry skin has a tendency to wrinkle and become more brittle with age. Mature skin often has characteristics of a dry skin. A mature skin will show signs of some, or all of the following in varying degrees:

• Expression lines appear, particularly around the eye area.
• Loss of elasticity
• Facial contours may become slack.
• Epidermis becomes thinner.
• Broken capillaries often appear around the eye area.
• Blood circulation is not as efficient and therefore the skin often appears sallow.
• Metabolic rate slows down therefore waste products are not removed as effectively and therefore the skin often looks puffy.
• Pores look more enlarged as the skin is not as tight.
Dry and Mature kit
• Gentle Cleansing Milk
• Toning Lotion
• Anti-ageing Gel OR
• Instant Lifting Serum Prepare your skin by cleanse and tone.
Apply your Phyto Treatment Medium to a clean dry skin.
Leave to penetrate and then apply your selected moisturiser and SPF.

ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS:
• Gentle Cleansing Milk
• Toning Lotion
• Anti-ageing Gel OR
• Instant Lifting Serum (Face and Neck)
Prepare your skin by cleanse and tone.
Apply your Phyto Treatment Medium to a clean dry skin. Leave to penetrate and then apply your selected moisturiser.
ADDITIONAL PRODUCTS: PREPARATION & MOISTURISE
• Phyto Film Toner
• Enzyme Face Buff
• Essential Day Moisturiser OR
• Phyto Barrier Protection
• SPF 40
• Phyto Facial Mist
EYE CARE:
• Nourishing Eye Balm (every morning or as need)
• Anti-Puffiness Eye Serum (every morning or as needed)
PHYTO TREATMENT PRODUCTS:
leave to dry prior moisturisation
• Revitalising Booster Gel (dehydrated skin) (every morning or as needed)
• Radiance Day Serum (Every morning or as needed. Face and neck)
PREPARATION & MOISTURISE
• Phyto Film Toner (every second evening or as needed)
• Enzyme Face Buff (2 – 3 times a week)
• Evening Moisturiser
MASKS:
• Nourishing Face and Neck Mask (2 x a week)
• Phyto Firming Neck Mask (every evening)
EYE CARE:
• Nourishing Eye Balm (every evening OR)
• Anti-Puffiness Eye Serum (every evening)
PHYTO TREATMENT PRODUCTS: leave to dry prior moisturisation
• Revitalising Booster Gel (dehydrated skin) (every evening or as needed)
• Intensive Night Serum (every evening or as needed)
• Marula Face Oil (apply as needed or mix with moisturiser) skincare kit inserts.