In a previous blog, we talked about dry skin. We viewed its characteristics, and some general information about products you should use, and other tips. Today we are going step by step through the skincare routine appropriate for your thirsty face!
Having dry skin basically means that it produces less sebum than any other skin type, which leads to a lack of lipids that the skin needs to retain moisture and have protection from external influences.
So, it’s up to you to do a good job of keeping your skin hydrated and protected. In order to make it a bit easier for you, we’ll go over the steps one by one in order then we’ll tell you what you need to know about them.
Get ready, let’s begin:
- In the morning:
Eye cream (Daily)
Face oil (Daily)
- In the evening:
Makeup remover (Daily)
Exfoliator (Once a week)
Sheet mask (Every two days)
Eye Cream (Daily)
Face oil (Daily)
Don’t be afraid of adding a cleanser to your skincare routine even if you have dry skin. Choose a cream cleanser that is thicker in formula. It will cleanse your skin without stripping it from all the natural oils, leaving it well-balanced and clear as the day!
Lets try using a cream cleanser that contains Hyaluronic acid because its restorative abilities help to boost skin’s moisture content, soothe and prevent moisture loss. You can also use Glycerin because it’s moisturizing and provides protection against skin irritants.
Now, after thoroughly cleansing, soak a cotton pad in toner, and move it over the whole face. This will help you clean and hydrate your skin, giving you that soft and dewy look!
We recommend using a toner that contains hydrating and moisturizing active ingredients such as Hyaluronic acid, Glycerin or Vitamin E
using your fingertips, spread the serum all over the face. Using the right serum will nourish, protect, and hydrate your skin. It will also improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect your skin from future damage.
Try using a serum that contains Retinol because it has an anti-aging benefit and it treats acne and blemishes. Or you could choose Lactic acid because it’s gentle and hydrating and fights against rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis.
But be careful Retinol can be harsh on dry skin but the benefits are too good to pass so just make sure to use just the amount you need.
Now, for the most important step, MOISTURIZING!
Hydrate that skin with a generous amount of the moisturizer, use your fingertips, and spread it evenly all over your face. This step will keep your skin protected from any irritations!
Let’s give Ceramides a try because it keeps the skin hydrated from the inside out and it locks in all the moisture. As for Shea butter, it’s considered great for dry skin because it’s very moisturizing and it helps soothe flaky, red, and irritated skin.
- Eye Creams
You can choose an eye cream depending on the problem you desire to fix, whether fine lines and wrinkles, dark circles and puffiness, or dry under-eye skin. After moisturizing, pick up a tiny amount of the eye cream on your ring fingers and tap it gently on the under-eye area!
(We recommend reading this blog about eye creams to know which eye-cream ingredients you need to look for according to your needs). (link)
When it comes to dry skin, fighting flaking and irritation and that tight feeling is all you need to be doing. Primers that contain a hydrating effect can guarantee you the protection you’re seeking. Just choose the right one for your skin.
In this case aloe vera would be a nice choice because it’s great for dry skin, it’s anti-inflammatory and moisturizing.You could also use vitamin E as it protects the skin from solar radiations and it hydrates and soothes the skin.
This is an important step to do at least once a week cause you don’t want dead skin cells and dirt and all that kind of things laying on your face right? But be careful not to choose an exfoliator that will cause you some unwanted effects like redness and irritations so make sure to choose just the right ingredients for your skin.
We recommend using lactic acid because it has a hydrating effect and it stimulates cell renewal and removes dead skin cells.
We all know about the damages of sun rays. Premature aging, sunburns, pigmentations and even sometimes skin cancer. We don’t want any of that right? That’s why sunscreen
should be our daily partner with at least 30 SPF. Look for a sunscreen that contains hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or ceramides.
- Face oil
Dry skin needs heavy oils especially ones that contain ingredients that are very hydrating and helps lock in all the moisture.
Try oleic acid because it penetrates easily and it locks in all the moisture and prevents it from evaporating and it promotes healing and repairing.
- Makeup remover
If you have dry skin then you definitely should give micellar water a go as it removes dirt and excess oil and makeup off your face all in one step and leaves your skin hydrated.
- Sheet mask
sheet masks hydrate and moisturize the face along with their other beneficial effects. They help lock in all the moisture and prevent it from evaporating off your face. So instead of getting your face all messy with creams and liquids try a sheet mask every two days.
Looking for a more specific routine for dry skin? Look no further. We’ll be posting another more specific blog soon to find a solution for all of your concerns.
*Ingredients to avoid:
Sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate, soaps such as sodium tallowate or cocoate, salicylic acid, willow bark.
Are you finished with your skincare routine for the day? Great!
Embrace is with you step by step to help you find out more about the world of skincare, so stay with us for our upcoming blogs!