Dry, dull and flaky skin can be caused from airplane travel, retinol or retinoid use, rosacea, eczema, sunburn, windburn, winter, dry climate, Accutane and excessive exfoliation. Why does dry skin occur? Your skin has a moisture barrier made of natural lipids that keep moisture in the skin and irritants out. When this barrier is damaged, it creates tiny, invisible cracks in the skin that allow moisture to escape causing dry, dull and flaky skin. In addition, irritants can enter more easily making skin get red and act more sensitive than usual.
There are certain ingredients that do an excellent job at repairing the skin’s moisture barrier and many of them can be found in Pro Remedy Oil or if you’re looking for a chemical peel that is good for dry, sun-damaged skin, read this article.
When choosing a skin oil to repair dry, flaky skin, look for the following emollient barrier-repair ingredients.
Bois De Rose Oil
Evening Primrose Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Sesame Seed Oil
The key ingredients in Pro Remedy Oil are:
Sweet Almond Oil – gives a silky and luxurious feel while repairing dryness from within
Evening Primrose Oil – high levels of essential fatty acids (omega-6) for barrier repair
Safflower Seed Oil – renews the lipid layers of the skin
Pomegranate Seed Oil – anti-inflammatory antioxidant
Rosehip Oil- vitamins A&C antioxidant to give a youthful appearance
Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate – stable form of lipid (fat) soluble vitamin C to promote collagen production, brighten and restore radiance
Cranberry Oil – packed with omegas 3, 6 & 9, offers both antioxidant and healing benefits
These ingredients will correct both the lack of oil and lack of hydration deep within your skin and actually repair the skin’s lipid moisture barrier to make your skin moist, supple, and smooth with continued use.
Full ingredient list: Sweet Almond (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis) Oil, Hybrid Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Oil, Isoamyl Laurate, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) Seed Oil, Evening Primrose (Oenothera Biennis) Oil, Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Citrus Paradisi Peel Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Nigella Sative (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Rubus Leucadermis (Black Raspberry) Seed Oil, Cranberry (Vaccinium Macrocarpon) Oil, Pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Seed Oil, Dimethylmethoxy Chromanol, Rose Hips (Rosa Canina) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Oil, Guaiazulene, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).
Airplane travel – reveals smoother skin.
Post-chemical peel – smoothes and removes dryness.
Pregnant belly – softens lines and smoothes away dryness.
Dry hands, cuticles, neck and chest – keeps skin moist and supple.
How to use: Use 1-3 drops as needed.
Morning: Use over moisturizer or sunscreen and directly under foundation makeup for a smoother application.
Evening: Can be used alone or blended directly into a moisturizer to intensify results.
Pre-flight: Apply 3 drops over moisturizer. Reapply every hour during the flight to prevent moisture loss.
Pregnant belly: Massage 3-5 drops in clockwise motion, following the digestive tract, every morning and evening to prevent stretch marks, itchiness and dryness.
Post-peel: Use alone or blended directly into moisturizer to keep dryness and flaking less noticeable.
Post-sun, pool and sea: Use alone or blended directly into moisturizer to replenish moisture balance lost from heat, chlorine and salt water.
Where to buy: Shop for Pro Remedy Oil now. Enjoy. I know you’ll notice a significant improvement in your skin’s health and appearance. Yahoo.com says “The word “remedy” isn’t a gimmick. This really works.”
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As an esthetician trained in cosmetic chemistry, Renée Rouleau has spent 30 years researching skin, educating her audience, and building an award-winning line of products. Trusted by celebrities, editors, bloggers, and skincare obsessives around the globe, her vast real-world knowledge and constant research are why Marie Claire calls her “the most passionate skin practitioner we know.”