regimen for dry skin
I have pretty darn dry skin and I peel very easily especially on my cheeks and chin. I have acne prone skin and use topical cream to help treat it. I wanted to change up my regimen for summer because I swim a lot and the chlorine and salt water dry my face even more. Right now I wash my face every morning and night with Clean and Clear Foaming Facial Cleanser, then depending on my acne I put on a topical treatment, finally I finish with La Roche- Posay Anthelios 60 melt- in sunscreeen lotion. I am just starting to really get into sckincare so I'm starting from schratch really and i need sugestions on how to use the products together. I was thinking about investing in a Clarisonic, would that be worth while?
With the topical treatment, the foaming cleanser is probably not helping and exacerbating the peeling. Also is it indicated on the topical cream that it will make the skin more sensitive to the sun? Is it an Rx? If so, you may want to talk to the dermatologist about these concerns and see if they have any moisturizer recommendations that would pair well (and not agitate) with the topical cream. Otherwise, an adverse reaction such as a burning sensation to the peeled area may occur.
With the sunscreen, make sure to reapply frequently, especially during any swimming activities outdoors. If only applying once, it might be sunburn causing the peeling (and future skin damage). There is not much to keep 100% hydration while in the water but make sure to moisturize post swim/shower. Use a non foaming/particle type of cleanser since the chlorine does a good job of stripping the face of natural oils.
Korres Milk Proteins http://www.sephora.com/milk-proteins-foaming-cream
First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser http://www.sephora.com/face-cleanser-P248404?skuId
Skyn Iceland Pure Cloud Cleanser (at their official site)
Do not forget to drink water and rehydrate too. For a sunburn, treat it like a sunburn; not dry skin. It will need to heal.
Typical Skincare routine as follows:
Serum(s) (concentrated form of product targeted for specific needs and wants; optional)
Cream(s) (ie eye cream and more emollient products; optional)
After that, facial makeup for the non swimming days.
For this case, First Aid Beauty may be a brand to consider. Sample first if possible. Brand link: http://www.sephora.com/first-aid-beauty
As for the Clarisonic, it may be risky. Especially with the current cleanser, it may dry out the face even more. The brush head and motions may irritate the peeling area and make it very sore, raw, and/or sensitive.
Hope that helps.
For emphasis: If the session lasts more than an hour, you will need to reapply SPF for the best benefits. No ands if or buts about it. Water resistant labeling is very misleading and it does sweat/fade anywhere from from 40 minutes to 80 minues (FDA's official site). It is very easy to sweat while doing vigorous swimming activity.
Edit: New FDA information (source: fda gov's official website):
- Water resistance claims on the product's front label must tell how much time a user can expect to get the declared SPF level of protection while swimming or sweating, based on standard testing. Two times will be permitted on labels: 40 minutes or 80 minutes.
- Manufacturers cannot make claims that sunscreens are “waterproof” or “sweatproof” or identify their products as “sunblocks.” Also, sunscreens cannot claim protection immediately on application (for example, “instant protection”) or protection for more than two hours without reapplication, unless they submit data and get approval from FDA.