Epionce 101.Dry Skin Type Recommendations

December 20, 2011 | posted by Justin Skeesuck

After cleansing your face in the morning you “Never” or “Rarely” notice shine during the day, chances are you are a Dry skin type.  Dry skin types tend to feel tight all day, have small, nearly invisible pores and possibly flaky skin.  Because your skin lacks sebum, Dry types may appear more visibly wrinkled than other types.  Dry skin may also be Sensitive skin types – a future blog post will address sensitive skin needs. To start your Epionce regimen, look for products that are labeled with one dot for Dry (to Sensitive) skin.

Due to the low sebum content in your skin barrier, look for products that boost moisturization while strengthening barrier protection and calming damaging inflammatory factors.  Non-foaming Milky Lotion Cleanser is recommended for a Dry skin cleanser; if you prefer a foaming cleanser, your next best choice is Gentle Foaming Cleanser.  Both cleansers have a creamy, elegant consistency, and are pH-balanced to your skin.

Your treatment product depends on your individual skin conditions.  For overall anti-aging and to help control rare-to-occasional break-outs, Lite Lytic is formulated with azelaic acid, meadowfoam, date, bisabolol and flax to help reduce visible redness and smooth rough skin texture.  For anti-aging with irregular pigmentation, instead of Lite Lytic try MelanoLyte Tx, formulated for all skin types with crithmum maritimum algae extract, licorice root and undecylenoyl phenalalanine to encourage cell turnover and skin lightening.

Renewal Facial Cream is wonderful for providing emollient hydration to Dry skin types.  It is made with a blend of safflower, meadowfoam, apple, date, flax and avocado to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, which strengthens your skin barrier.  Very Dry types may prefer Intensive Nourishing Cream, which also contains ursolic and azelaic acid to realign and firm collagen while upregulating natural skin lipids with potato and yeast peptides.

Remember, this is just a primer for getting started with your Epionce regimen.  Your skin care professional is an invaluable resource to help you reach your skin care goals, after assessing your skin type and conditions.  See your skin care professional to help you find the Epionce products that are best suited to your needs.

Next blog: Normal to Combination Type Recommendations.