How to Treat Dry and Dehydrated Skin

How to Treat Dry and Dehydrated Skin

November 10, 2019 9 By Jose Scott


So this video is actually a response
again to my viewers with questions. So I recently did a video on the “Anti-Aging
Tips for 60’s and 70’s” and that was, again, a response to my viewers. So in that
video we talked about what is different, what happens to the skin that is
different during that life stage versus all the other life stages, and what
ingredients to focus on more, and what skincare products to focus on more. So
this one is actually based on research and it is the ONE PRO TIP or the ONE
thing that you need to do that actually INCREASES your skin’s moisture barrier.
Hi, my name is Christy and I’ve been treating clients with Acne,
hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions, including anti-aging, for over
eleven years. So dry and dehydrated skin can be
exacerbated by dry climate and age, but also it can be — I’m seeing more-and-more
of this as my clients who are younger are coming in and they are experiencing
dry and dehydrated skin. And some of them are coming in with an array, a drugstore-worth of products that they’re mixing- and-matching, and so they are getting dry
and dehydrated. So we’re going to be talking about how to do this ONE thing
that actually helps your skin INCREASE its ability to hold in that moisture. So
let’s get into it. Now, most of my clients claim that they are drinking lots-and-lots of water, but when I put them under a machine to look at their skin, it is
still showing that they have high dehydration. Now we live in an area where
the climate is very, very dry so it doesn’t matter if you’re drinking lots
of water, you’re going to excrete it first before most of that water gets to
the skin. So what is this one PRO TIP? Because it’s NOT drinking lots of water…
let’s see. Spraying fine water particles onto your
skin! So this study was conducted at the Aichi Medical University in Japan. So as
you-, if you’ve watched the video on the anti-aging tips between-, for 60’s and 70’s, you know that where hormones are the reason for a lot
of the problems in younger skin, it’s actually the opposite in older skin; it’s
the LACK of hormones. And so as we produce less sebum, then we are-, the skin’s
ability to hold in the moisture and retain that moisture actually decreases
because we’re actually producing LESS sebum. So during the Winter time, the lack
of moisture in the skin and in the air can wreak havoc on our skin. The
researchers measured on each of the participants elasticity, the moisture
levels, and the trans-epidermal water loss. And they measured this specifically
in the cheek area after spraying the fine water particles on the cheek. And
they did it at a temperature of 24 degrees Celsius, or for us Americans,
75.2 degrees. And 34.5% humidity.
Now, I’m not going to go into the nitty gritty of this experiment because
there’s a lot of factors and how they measured it, and the temperature, and the
machine that they used to conduct the moisture levels on the skin. If you want
to know more about that and you’re kind of a science geek, then I will put that link
to my blog, and on the blog post at the very bottom I will include that link to
all the nitty-gritties of this experiment. So in summary, this experiment
is not just about spraying a bunch of water on your face. Yes, they have shown
that spraying a very fine mist of water particles on your face actually
INCREASES your skin’s ability to not only have the moisture but able to
retain that moisture — with one caveat, which I’m going to get into in just a
bit. It not only has to be just a fine mist, the-, the diameter of the particles
actually has to be smaller in diameter than the intercellular spaces, AND it has
to be “non-charged”, meaning that they found that it’s actually more effective
when you SPRAY IT versus it-, the mist coming from a steamer or a humidifier.
Why this is important is because, for those of you who are older, if you have the
reduction of sebum — whether it’s based on your age, because as we age we produce
less sebum, therefore the ability to hold in that moisture decreases — but if you
are younger and you’re using a lot of anti-aging ingredients that are causing
a lot more exfoliation, then obviously you don’t have as much sebum as well,
which is T.E.W.L. — Trans-Epidermal Water Loss. And so, it-, you lose the ability to hold
in that moisture longer. So, it has to be a FINE MIST and it has to be NON-CHARGED.
And why this may be important is T.E.W.L. may be increased due to the lack of sebum
membrane formation. So how this relates to you is in this study, they actually
found that tool was measured the LOWEST when the conditions were the fine water
molecules were on the skin, and what happens is when water is on the skin and
you have sebum on your skin, it emulsifies and creates a barrier. So what
they found was there is an increase in barrier function when the water
particles are mixed with the sebum. Now in this study they also did some
research using both a humidifier that had a fine mist as well as a steamer, and
they found that because of the charged particles, that was actually not as
effective as just a fine mist spray. They also found with the long term
continuous spray mist, it also formed condensation and long-term effects of
possible mold growth. So they actually found that the spray was actually better
for the skin. Now you may notice that the lighting is a little bit different and
that is because we had to do a couple treatments in between filming this video —
it’s, it’s a really busy season. So it’s actually later now. So what we’re going to
do is we’re actually going to take you into the treatment room so you can
actually see what I mean as examples of what to do if you have oily skin or if
you have dry, mature skin. So obviously if you have oily skin, you STILL need more
moisture. The difference is you have a little more to work with —
you obviously have a little more sebum, so when you put on moisture,
it actually binds better and you have a better working barrier function. So, if
you live in a very high humidity climate, you don’t have to worry so much about
putting an occlusive agent in there because there’s so much moisture in the
air the humectants draw the moisture onto the skin. But if you have drier skin
or you live in a very dry climate, then it is important to keep that, the, the
water from evaporating. So this is Rosie here and Rosie is here for a MyoLift
treatment — which I will do a video, another video on that — but I wanted to
actually give you an example of what to do if you have oily, breakout-prone skin
and also dry, mature skin. So this is my client Rosie, she is 57, she has been
coming to me now for how long? “Oh gosh, over ten years, right?” Over ten years.
So, but this is her first time, you know, starting this MyoLift treatment. So-, but
the purpose of this video is not to show you the MyoLift treatment, it’s actually
to show you what to do. So I’m going to start off first with the oily, breakout-prone skin. So what you want to do FIRST is, after you’ve washed your face, you’ve
exfoliated your face, and then your face is dry, what you want to do is you want
to put the toner and to be completely saturated. Okay? So, see all the fine water
droplets. So see how she’s moist? And then you would take your hydrating gel — now
you don’t have to use a treatment brush, I’m just doing this because she’s my
client — but you would you would apply that even, all evenly all throughout your
face. Your face and your neck, even if it’s your chest, like this. And you want
to rub that in. Now, if you are using the Hydrating Treatment Gel that we sell
here, then it’s thick enough that this is it, you’re done unless you wanted to use,
like, a oil-free lotion on top of that. But for those of you who are extremely
oily or extremely breakout-prone, that’s what you want to do. Now, Rosie here,
obviously, she doesn’t have any breakouts. But if you did have breakouts, after you
massage the gel into your skin, then you would take your spot treatment — whether
it’s Benzoyl Peroxide, or Glycolic Acid- based, or Salicylic Acid-based — and
then you would actually treat that on the specific areas of your skin. So
that’s how you would do it with oily, breatout-prone, is you actually put the
toner on FIRST, then your gel. Okay. So PRO TIP number two is if you are
working with drier skin or more mature skin, then obviously there is less sebum
production. So instead of applying the toner first, or the water mist first, you
would actually apply the GEL first. So you would apply the Hydrating Gel, and
let’s say you put it all over your face, right? So you would just go ahead and
just apply it all over, and of course if you have drier skin, then obviously
you want to put MORE on. Because with this Hydrating Gel, it has five different
humectants and so that is actually going to-, and when I put the toner on, because
the toner also has a lot of high humectants, it is going to be a love
affair. They love each other, they are drawn to each other. So it’s — notice how I
put the gel and then while she is, her skin is still moist, then you would apply
the toner like this until she’s very saturated. Okay, so see how she’s really
saturated, you could, I could see all the fine mist on her vellus facial hair
here. And then THIS is where she would go ahead and put put on her overnight cream.
Now the gel that I’m talking about, for those of you who don’t know, is because
it does have five different humectants. So, of course Hyaluronic Acid, it has Aloe
Vera Juice, it has Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, those are all humectants. But it also has
four anti-inflammatory and soothing ingredients. So it’s really good if you
have Rosacea, if you are using Retin-A that causes low-level inflammation, or if
you have Acne. And then it has three ingredients to normalize the skin. So instead of
using heavy oils or waxes to keep the moisture in, that can cause bumpy or
breakout-pr-, breakouts on breakout-prone skin, it actually uses a water
dispersible oil which is Grapeseed Oil. So after you put on the toner, again,
obviously you’re going to put on a cream, and those of you who are have drier, more
mature skin, you’re going to look for one that has lipids and essential fatty
acids as well as ceramides, because a lot of times that’s why we have a impaired
barrier function, because we don’t produce enough of these on our skin. And
basically those ceramides that can help improve the barrier function of the skin.
And both skin types can use this also as an overnight treatment mask. So this
spray toner is also suitable for skin types, especially if you are using
anti-aging products. Now what’s unique about this is the ingredients to
increase hydration, it has Glycerin, Sodium PCA, Lactic Acid, and Aloe Vera
Juice, and it has a combination that optimizes barrier function, which is a
combination of water, hydrolyzed corn starch, and Beetroot
Extract, as well as D-Panthenol which, RAISES the hydration levels in the skin.
So hopefully these tips helped you and actually showing you how I do it in the
treatment room can give you a better visual cue or memorization on how to
actually do it on your OWN skin. So, if you’re finding these information helpful
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