Who doesn’t like soft, supple and glowing skin? However, achieving this is quite a task! There are many types of skin, but dry skin can be the most difficult to deal with. It often comes with itchy and rough texture, uncomfortable tightness, dullness, and flaking that can be quite annoying and even painful! Dry skin is also much more prone to early signs of aging. But don’t lose hope – all it takes is a little extra maintenance!
It’s important to note that dry skin doesn’t mean you have a condition that needs treatment – it’s your natural skin type, and more often than you think. It simply means your skin has less sebum, which gives it a flaky appearance. Unlike “dehydration,” a term that is often mistakenly used interchangeably with “dry” when it comes to skin, water (or its lack of it) is not the cause of your dry skin. However, you need to stay hydrated to prevent dehydration further! Now there is the question…
Do you have dry skin?
The easiest way to be absolutely sure is to do a blotting test! Gently cleanse your face with your regular toner, pat dry and wait about 30 minutes. Then, press a strip of blotting paper on different areas of your face and hold it against a light source to observe the oil marks. If you have almost no spots, even from your T-zone, and it now feels stretchy and uncomfortable when you smile, you have dry skin.
Also, now that you know for sure, you should also note that you can’t and you don’t have to change your skin type! All you need is to maintain a good skin care routine and use the right products. Here is a complete, step-by-step guided skincare routine for healthy, balanced, and supple skin!
1. Moisturizing cleanser
The first step is always to start on a clean note. You should look for gentle cleansers with moisturizing ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, and vitamin E. Try this cleanser from CeraVe, which moisturizes and regenerates the skin while gently cleansing at the same time.
CeraVe moisturizing face wash
€ 2,806.00 – Buy it now.
2. Chemical peel
As daunting as it sounds, once a week chemical peels are actually better and recommended for dry skin. Exfoliating is a crucial step in your skin care routine to remove the dead skin cells on the surface, and using an exfoliator can be too abrasive. Dry skin is already vulnerable, and you don’t need to make the irritation worse. Look out for formulas with AHAs as they gently exfoliate without stripping the skin of essential oils like this one –
Minimalist AHA facial peeling with 25% peeling
664.00 € – Buy it now.
3. Rejuvenating toner
Since toners are known to tighten pores and help regulate sebum production, you may find that your dry skin doesn’t need this. On the contrary, a good rejuvenating toner with moisturizing antioxidants is a must to rebalance and soothe your skin before continuing with the routine. Look for those products that contain lactic acid and niacin that are suitable for dull skin. It moisturizes, moisturizes, brightens and restores the pH balance of your skin!
Skinkraft Lightening Toner
349.00 € – Buy it now.
4. Moisturizing serum
Facial serums have a complex amalgamation and high volume of active ingredients that promote moisture and moisture from within. This is why it is absolutely essential to top your serum with other moisturizing products to lock in moisture and keep your skin healthy and smooth for longer! Check out this product with moisturizing hyaluronic acid –
Minimalistic 2% hyaluronic acid serum
569.00 € – Buy it now.
5. Apply moisturizing products in layers
If you have dry skin, just one serum is hardly enough – you need richer products. You need to apply light, non-greasy moisturizing products in thin layers to really lock in the moisture. Since the skin around the eyes is particularly sensitive and drier than the rest of your face, apply an eye cream and then a moisturizing lotion or cream. Look for ingredients like retinol, aloe, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid.
Pilgrim Retinol Eye Cream
380.00 € – Buy it now.
Plum Hello Aloe Day Moisturizer
376.00 € – Buy it now.
6. Face oil
A good facial oil that is non-greasy and leaves no residue is the secret to skin that is supple longer! If you have dry skin, you know that the coming fall and winter months will make it drier. Then a facial oil is absolutely essential for sealing all of your moisturizing products. Many of them can be comedogenic so it is best if you use them with discretion and definitely only over other products.
Face oil mixture made from plum kernels and sea buckthorn
658.00 € – Buy it now.
Crown your day care with a sunscreen that not only protects you from strong UVa and UVb rays, but also contains nourishing ingredients such as hyaluronic acid or ceramides. Sun rays can also cause your skin to dry out and lead to irritation or other skin problems, which is why you should never go without sunscreen or products with SPF 20 or higher if you plan on wearing makeup. If not, sun protection should be the last step.
Skinkraft Dry Touch Sheer Sunblocker – SPF 45 PA ++++
349.00 € – Buy it now.
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