I have tried so many moisturizers, but I still feel like my skin is always dry. Why is nothing hydrating enough? Lily P.
Ally: You may not be using the lotion right. Your skin should be damp when you apply a hydrator. Hydrators act as a shield, trapping the water inside. Right after you pat dry your skin, apply the lotion or cream. You don't need to slather on a thick layer. It is much better to smooth a small amount on damp skin that to use an entire bottle of lotion on skin that is already dried out.
My skin is very sensitive. I don't over-scrub, but is there anything else I can do when cleansing my face? Julie
Ally: Don't wash your face in hot water! Hot water causes blood vessels to dilate. Over time your capillaries break and your face stays red. Use lukewarm water, then moisturize with a cream or lotion that has chamomile to sooth and caffeine which encourages blood vessels to constrict.
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