Published: March 30, 2023
Everybody has their own skin issues to deal with. From dark spots to wrinkles to blotchy patches, the skin often seems to have a mind of its own, leaving you to deal with the various problems that arise.
One way to gain some control over your skin issues would be to visit a dermatologist. However, not only can this be costly and time-consuming, but many visible skin concerns can be surprisingly simple to remedy at home, so long as you know how.
So, read on as Bionyx shares 12 at-home tips for dealing with some of the most common skin issues out there.
Dry skin is extremely common, to the point where it’s experienced by roughly 50% of us. For some, this dryness is easily managed. However, others experience it excessively, with flaking, peeling, and itching being skin issues that they have to work with on a daily basis.
So, let’s take a look at some of the best at-home tips for relieving the feeling of dryness:
1. Keep Your Skin Moisturized
The outer layer of your skin consists of a lipid barrier. This forms two functions; it keeps moisture in while keeping irritants out.
If you have dry skin, then this is a sign that your lipid barrier has been damaged. As a result, moisture evaporates at a much faster rate. This can occur for a number of reasons, and while it’s important to identify the root cause of your dryness, you also need to replenish the feel of your skin barrier while you do so, in order to prevent your dryness from getting worse.
The best way to do this is with a rich moisturizer. Look for a formula that contains occlusive ingredients. These will form a seal over the surface of your skin, essentially mimicking the feel of your skin’s own barrier. Shea butter is one of the best occlusive ingredients out there. You’ll find it in Bionyx’s Rhodium Night Recovery Cream – it will leave your skin feeling buttery soft come morning!
2. Avoid Hot Showers
Remember that lipid barrier that we were just telling you about? Hot water is bad news for it. It damages it even further, which will only exacerbate your dry skin issues.
So, whenever you step into the shower or the bath, turn the temperature down to lukewarm. It may not feel quite as satisfying, but your skin will love you for it!
Once you’re done bathing, slather your skin with the Bionyx Body Butter before getting dressed. If you have dry skin on your face, then chances are that your body is dotted with dry patches too. This moisturizer will help to soften the feel of those dry areas, leaving your skin looking smoother.
3. Pamper Your Skin With Rich Face Masks
If you have dry skin issues and you don’t regularly use a face mask, then it’s time for a change. Face masks are such a great way to treat the skin to some extra moisture. They’re brimming with potent ingredients that are capable of deeply transforming your complexion, even though they’re only used once a week.
While DIY masks can be fun, there’s nothing quite like a professionally-crafted, tried-and-tested formula. Our Alloy Magnetic Synergy Mask, for example, is completely unlike anything that you could create at home. It’s infused with a number of hydrating plant oils that remain on the skin after using the provided magnet to lift the mask off. This provides a significant boost to the skin’s moisture levels, which is exactly what you need to counter the look of dry skin.
4. Use a Gentle Cleanser
Sometimes, dry skin issues are caused by the skin care products that you use. Overly potent ingredients can damage that precious lipid barrier that you need to protect.
While these harsh compounds can be found in so many different types of skin care products, cleansers are usually the biggest culprit. Many contain cleansing agents that strip away the skin’s barrier, leaving it even more vulnerable and dry than ever.
So, try switching to a gentler cleanser to see if this helps to counter the feeling of dryness. Our Rhodium Mousse Cleanser would be a great start. Rather than drying the skin out, its creamy lather moisturizes the skin while cleansing it.
Whether you’re in your teens or in your 40s, acne can appear at any stage of life. The good news is that there is plenty that you can do at home to keep the appearance of breakouts at bay:
5. Hydrate Your Skin
Many people with oily skin often make the mistake of neglecting to hydrate their skin. It’s easy to understand why – the idea of piling heavy products over all of that excess oil seems counter-intuitive. However, oil is very different from water, and it’s water that your skin cells need in order to thrive.
The solution is to use lightweight hydrating products. Go for formulas infused with humectants. These ingredients have moisture-binding properties that plump up the complexion without weighing the skin down or clogging up the pores.
Ingredients such as glycerin and sodium hyaluronate are known for being some of the best humectants out there. You’ll find both in the Bionyx Platinum Deep Wrinkle Concentrate. In addition to deeply hydrating your skin, it will also help to reduce the appearance of skin aging.
6. Regularly Exfoliate
Clogged pores are the precursor to a breakout. This means that if you can keep your pores free of blockages, you can prevent breakouts from appearing.
The best way to do this is by exfoliating. Again, just like with face masks, there are plenty of recipes out there for DIY face scrubs and other exfoliants. However, when it comes to making your own, you need to be extremely careful. Many ingredients can be overly abrasive on the skin, which can make acne much worse.
On the other hand, the Bionyx Rhodium Complex Facial Peeling will safely yet effectively exfoliate your skin. Its deep cleansing effects will ensure that your appearance remains clear and acne-free.
7. Add a Toner to Your Skin Care Routine
When dealing with acne-related skin issues, it’s important to address how oily your skin feels. The more oil produced by your skin, the higher your chances of experiencing clogged pores and breakouts.
One way to de-grease your complexion is to add a toner to your skin care routine. A toner can help to provide a burst of hydration to your skin cells. This prevents them from feeling dry post-cleanse, meaning that they won’t start producing lots of excess oil.
A toner can also help to reduce the look of enlarged pores, which is another issue that’s common among those with oily skin.
Don’t have a good toner? Try Bionyx’s Rhodium Facial Toner. It’s full of hydrating humectants, along with complexion-balancing vitamin B3, ensuring that your skin looks refreshed and even.
Fine Lines and Wrinkles
If you’ve started to experience the visible signs of skin aging, then just about all of the above tips would benefit your skin. However, here are a few extras to help you to reduce the appearance of the fine lines and wrinkles on your face:
8. Give Your Skin Plenty of Vitamins and Antioxidants
Fine lines and wrinkles are primarily caused by environmental damage. One of the best ways to tackle the appearance of environmental damage, aka aging, is with vitamins and antioxidants.
Not only should you be including plenty of them in your diet, but your skin care routine should be chock-full of them too. Serums are the best way to treat your skin to these ingredients, so look for a formula designed for mature skin.
9. Show Your Eye Area Some Extra Love
The eye area is extremely fragile and delicate, meaning that it requires extra care in order to keep it looking youthful.
There are a few ways in which you can do this, with a pair of sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat being two of the best. They’ll shield your skin from a large portion of the damage that UV rays can cause.
However, we’d also recommend adding an eye cream to your skin care routine. Look for a formula designed to target the visible skin issues that you’re dealing with. For example, the Bionyx Platinum Intense Eye Serum contains ingredients capable of reducing the look of crow’s feet and other eye wrinkles. It leaves the eye area looking tight, perky, and decades younger.
Redness and Sensitivities
Sensitive skin can be tricky to deal with, but here are a few tips that should help you out:
10. Use Ingredients That Soothe the Feeling of Inflammation
Redness in the skin signals inflammation. While it’s important to work out the root cause of this inflammation, there are certain skin care ingredients out there that can help to calm the look of your skin.
Take calendula, for example. This ingredient has been proven to reduce the look and feel of inflammation in the skin. Arnica Montana extract has a similar effect, and you’ll find it in our Platinum Transformative Thermal Mask.
11. Pay Attention to Preservatives
Certain skin care preservatives are infamous for triggering irritation in the skin, with parabens being one of the worst.
While preservatives of some form are required in order to keep skin care products stable, make sure that your skin care routine only contains paraben-free formulas.
You’ll be happy to hear that all Bionyx products are completely paraben-free so as not to harm your skin.
12. Keep Your Skincare Routine Minimal
There are so many products out there that are designed for sensitive skin. Start shopping for them and it’s easy to end up with a huge pile of cosmetics that require you to build a long and complicated skin care routine.
However, this is something that you don’t want to be doing with sensitive skin. Ideally, you should be keeping things simple with your routine. Overloading your skin with hundreds of different ingredients will only make your skin issues worse.
So, stick to the basics for now, and work on addressing the main causes of your sensitivities. Once you’ve done that, you’ll then be able to expand on your routine without having to worry about how your skin will react.
Address Your Visible Skin Issues With Bionyx
If your skin issues have been getting you down, it’s time for a fresh start. Whether you’re dealing with dryness, acne, or aging-related concerns, Bionyx is here to give your skin exactly what it needs to look and feel its very best.
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