Skin Care Questions and Answers About Seaweed Night Cream
I live in Utah where the air is always SUPER dry. Winter is coming on and it also gets very cold. Added to that, the air here in the valley from Salt Lake to Provo is always very smoggy and polluted. As a result, I always have problems with acne around my chin, forehead, and the corners of my nose. My forehead has a problem with small bumps. The corners of my nose will sometimes develop whiteheads. My chin is much like my forehead and it will also get small bumps. From the cold and the dry air, my cheeks get extremely dry and flakey. Even after using moisturizer, they are dry and flakey just a couple of hours later. I need the ultimate skin care regimen. What can I do?...Read Response (asked by Cody W. of Provo, UT)
Since we are in the middle of the winter season and you live in a climate where the air is always dry it is important to use a gentle cleansing hydrating regimen to keep the skin moisturized. I would recommend using the Orange Cleansing Soap twice daily as a mild cream based cleanser. It contains orange extract to discourage dull skin build up and keeps the skin feeling soft and clean. Follow with the alcohol free, witch hazel based Seaweed Cleansing Lotion morning and night to help nourish and disinfect the skin. With the cold weather contributing to further dry, flakey skin, I would suggest using one of our protective day creams instead of a regular moisturizer. Protective day creams contain less water content and offers optimal protection from cold temperatures and harsh winds. Use the cold weather Orange Protective Cream daily on dry areas to prevent skin from becoming dehydrated. The orange extract helps to promote mild exfoliation to discourage dull skin build up. To keep skin nourished, use a weekly hydrating mask for 15-20 minutes such as the Enzyme Revitalizing Mask to keep skin soft and hydrated. Gently exfoliate your skin with the Almond & Honey Face Scrub 2-3 times a week to slough off flakey skin on the surface to prevent clogged pores and small bumps. Before bedtime, apply the Seaweed Night Cream, a non-greasy, oil-free night cream enriched with Seaweed, Collagen and Hyaluronic Acid to soften, hydrate and nourish the skin without clogging pores. This night cream will leave the skin feeling soft and silky. For the occasional surfaced whitehead pimples that you experience, the Drying Lotion will help to dry it up overnight. The most effective spot treatment for deep bumps is the sulfur based Buffering Lotion. It is a light, liquid antiseptic solution to soothe and heal cystic blemishes.
I am a repeat Mario Badescu customer, and I currently use the Enzyme Cleanser, Glycolic Cleanser twice a week, Cucumber Cleansing Lotion and AHA and Ceramide Moisturizer. I have had problem skin in the past that is now under control due to prescriptions and your products. The only problem I have left is that I use Retin A 5 times a week and now that the weather is colder, sensitive areas of my skin sill dry out very easily. I will sometimes wake up w/very flaky skin, and no matter how much moisturizer I use, it remains flaky for a day or two. Can you recommend a moisturizer that I can either wear at night w/my prescription product, or a day time moisturizer that might help the flakiness without being problematic for my oily T-zone?...Read Response (asked by Katelyn Q. of Chicago, IL)
Based on the information that you have provided regarding your skin type, I would recommend that you use the Seaweed Night Cream as on oil-free moisturizer before bedtime. Then as a daytime choice you may consider the Aloe Moisturizer (SPF-15). It is an oil-free moisturizer that helps to soothe sensitive, dry skin without clogging pores. I would also suggest the Herbal Hydrating Serum. It is an oil-free hydrating gel that can be applied on top of your moisturizer for an extra hydrating boost of moisture. This change should help reduce the dry, flakiness you are experiencing. If however, you still feel dry after adding these products, I would recommend changing your toner from the Cucumber Cleansing Lotion to the Seaweed Cleansing Lotion for the winter season. It is an alcohol free, witch hazel based toner that will remove oil and impurities without drying the skin.