Dry Skincare Routine
If you suffer from dry skin, you know that it can be as irritating as a 4.30am wake up call.
Caused by a lack of moisture in the epidermis, dry skin can be irritating, painful and cause flakiness and cracking. It can feel as if the skin is tightening, and can cause an itch that is bursting to be scratched.
Dry skin becomes harder to maintain as the weather changes, and choosing the right home skincare routine is like walking on eggshells. It’s hard to know what will work best, and what products will maintain optimum hydration.
We’ve come up with the best ways to choose a dry skincare routine that says ‘goodbye’ to dry skin, and ‘hello’ to a glowing, hydrated masterpiece.
Goodbye dry skin, you will not be missed.
Keep It Clean
When it comes to cleaning dry skin, it’s important to use a product that doesn’t strip the natural oils and nutrients from the skin.
A gentle dry skin lotion that is soap and sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) free is a great way to keep the skin hydrated and healthy while cleaning away any debris, oil or dirt which has built up on the skin.
An oil-based, moisture-binding cleanser is perfect for dry skin types, and can often help to remove dead skin cells to encourage the fast production of new ones.
Keep scrubbing and rubbing to a minimum so that as much moisture as possible is kept within the skin, and get ready to begin the day feeling confidently fresh.
Embrace Your Face
Embrace your skin, and get ready to rid imperfections by using a daily lubricant that has a substance that inhibits the evaporation of water- known as an emollient.
An emollient-based product will help to prevent loss of water and repair and rehydrate the skin while encouraging collagen production. It is the Beyoncé of skin products for those with dry skin.
The sensitivity of dry skin means that retinol moisturising products and moisturisers that contain salicylic acid can irritate dry areas and increase redness and inflammation. It’s best to avoid these products and move on to bigger and better things.
A dry skincare routine needs to be filled with nature’s gold; nutrients.
A regular facial mask is a great way to replenish the skin, and inject the nutrients that evaporate effortlessly due to humidity and temperature.
The best dry skin masks are those that contain hydrolysed collagen and elastin to help kick-start the collagen production process. This is partnered well with vitamins, such as Vitamin E, to nourish the skin while the collagen does its thang.
The benefits of a regular, nutrient-enriched facemask are limitless and can help to lock in moisture and boost the radiance of the skin while you ooze glamorous confidence.
Ain’t No Rays Like Sun Rays
The sun’s UV is no friend to those with dry skin. It can contribute to the dry, flaky texture of the skin and will dry out the small amount of moisture that is there.
It is so important to utilise an SPF product that protects your skin, and hydrates it while you are out in the sun, or out in the weather. This is why an SPF Serum is perfect to use as part of your daily skincare routine, so that you are not only protected but are reaping the benefits of a hydrating skin product.
If your skin is exposed to UV and decides to take a turn for the worst, topical corticosteroids and lubricating lotions can help control the itchiness and reduce any redness and inflammation.
A dry skin routine can alter over time depending on external factors, and internal changes. This is why it’s important to have an annual skincare check up to make sure that you are making the most of the skin you’re in.
A Skin Consultation will review your complexion, identify the flaws, and get you to fabulous before you can say; ‘Make me beautiful’.
Where do we sign?
We’ve got the magic touch to help combat even the driest of skin. Be prepared to feel fabulous.