All about Dry Skin Type & It’s Correct Care
What is a Dry Skin Type?
If your skin feels dehydrated, tight & rough shortly after cleansing, making you reach for the moisturizer,then you have Dry skin. Your pores are small, your skin may be sensitive, and you may notice flaky skin.
So, you need to pay some extra attention while buying any skincare product because they have to be soothing for your skin and should not irritate your skin.
Also, You might find you have dry skin in winter and normal skin in summers or the rest of the year which is is totally normal.
How to know if you have Dry Skin Type?
You can do a patch test by taking a piece of tissue paper, and pressing it on newly cleansed skin for a few seconds. If the tissue paper comes away clean, you have dry skin, & is lacking some necessary natural oils that protect skin from dehydration.
Morning Skincare Routine Tips for Dry Skin
Cleanser | Face wash
Dry, dehydrated skin needs to be cleansed with the correct cleansers. A wrong cleanser can strip your skin of its natural oils, it can cause breakouts and flakiness and redness etc.
It’s very important to use a gentle, non-drying, preferably creamy cleanser. Many times dry skin is caused by harsh cleansers. Also, make sure to use warm rather than hot water.
If you have Dry skin, then you need to stop using:
Skin care products that contain alcohol, fragrance, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA). I highly recommend:
The Bodyshop Vitamin-E Gentle Facial Wash
The Bodyshop Vitamin-E Gentle Facial Wash lathers on the skin to leave it feeling clean, soft and hydrated. It gently cleanses away the dirt from the pores without drying it out.
The creamy consistency and pleasant fragrance leaves the skin feel refreshed, hydrated and moisturized.
The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Aloe
The Face Shop Herb Day 365 Cleansing Foam Aloe is a mild type of cleansing foam with peach extract ,this formula by the Face shop leaves your skin super fresh and clean! This formula penetrates deep into your pores to remove impurities & buildup that can cause clogged pores & ugly blackheads.
Enriched with pure Aloe and nine kinds of herb extracts, this lovely foam provides moisture and nutrition that leaves skin soft, clear elastic and youthful. Perfect for all skin types, this beauty essential is an absolute must have!
The rich essence of this foam great cleansing properties and softens the skin.
This product is dermatologically tested.
Toners help cleanse and reduce pore size by removing the remaining dirt or makeup traces, while adding back what cleansers take away – hydration and soothing properties.
Toners are particularly important no matter what your skin type is. For Dry skin, make sure to avoid alcohol based toners and I highly recommend:
The Body Shop Vitamin-E Hydrating Toner
The Body Shop Vitamin-E Hydrating Toner removes the final traces of make-up and dirt while leaving your skin soft and refreshed, and ready to moisturize.
Glycerin: Is an effective moisturizer which helps improve softness and maximize hydration.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E conditions, nourishes, and protects the skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and healthy.
Wheat germ oil – Moisturises, nourishes and helps to condition the skin. · is the richest natural source of vitamin e and provides additional antioxidant protection and moisturization.
Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner
Kiehls Ultra Facial Toner is made especially for dry skin with effective emollients like squalane, apricot kernel oil, avocado oil and vitamin E. It gently removes surface dirt and remaining residue while hydrating and comforting the skin.
It’s pH balanced and will not strip the skin of its natural.
Aviance Hydra Balance Moisture Infused Advanced Serum
Aviance Hydra Balance Moisture Infused Advanced Serum: A few beads of the Moisture Infused Advanced Serum restore the skin?s natural moisture barrier, replenishing hydration and softening the skin.
Bio-energised moisture-infusing complexes extracted from jojoba, almond, kiwi, wheat germ, cucumber, green tea, aloe vera and Vitamin C penetrate deep into the skin to infuse hydration, revealing its inherent luminosity.
The Face Shop Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Serum
The Face Shop Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Serum keeps skin transparent and moisturized with germinated chia seed’s freshness. A hydrating emulsion that helps improve suppleness and give your skin a surge of moisture, this product is enriched with a hydrating emulsion that helps reveal your skin’s natural clear glow.
Makes dry skin soft and supple
This product is dermatologically tested.
Facial Moisturizer | Face Cream | Day Cream
Put on the moisturizer immediately after drying your skin to lock in that moisture. You can go with layering moisturizers, starting with a good lightweight facial oil that will replace the oils naturally lost with dry skin.
Over this, apply a creamy moisturizer, which works by locking in moisture. I highly recommend:
The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream
The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream is a transparent cream that plants moisture with moisture seed and gets rid of sebum with cotton seed. It is a moisture-replenishing cream with hydrating Chia Seed Extract and mattifying Cotton Seed Extract.
It provides a surge of moisture to relieve dehydrated skin & absorbs excess sebum at the same time.
The moisture sensor formula provides intense hydration.
Nivea Soft Cream
Nivea Soft Cream is enriched with Jojoba oil & Vitamin E, NIVEA Soft is an invigorating and fast absorbing cream that refreshes the skin, leaving a unique fragrance making skin smooth, soft, supple & healthy.
It’s one of the best budget friendly moisturizers for dry skin. I love it.
Sunscreen | Sunblock | Sun Guard
Cover up as much as you can and wear sunscreen, even when it is cold, but sunny. It’s great as it would add to your skin another layer of protection from sun. Sunscreens are advised to be re-applied every 2-3 hours.
Don’t forget to apply the sunscreen at least 10-15 mins before you step out in sun, it allows the sunscreen to absorb into the skin really well.
Read more about our recommended Sunscreen or Sunblock here in detail
Face mists are handy when in case you feel to freshen up your tired face in the middle of the day. Some of the face mists also set the makeup. These can be carried around in the handbag for quick spritz to add moisture, freshness, and hydrate the skin.
I highly recommend the following face mists for Dry skin:
Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief
Clinique Moisture Surge Face Spray Thirsty Skin Relief: Water your skin. Take along a refreshing face spray for showers of thirsty skin relief. Bursting with moisture and active aloe, but not a drop of oil. Rapidly replenishes skin’s moisture level, restoring balance. Softens and soothes in a flash.
– Hold 10-12″ from face. Close eyes and spray a light mist.
– Use in addition to daily moisturizer, under or over makeup, whenever skin feels thirsty.
– Avoid spraying into eyes.
– For all skin types.
Kama Ayurveda Pure Mogra Water
Kama Ayurveda Pure Mogra Water is both face & body Mist. Steam distilled from hand-picked Indian Mogra (Jasmine). This pure mogra water is an ancient recipe for skin hydration, which balances dry, mature and sensitive skin. Its anti-inflammatory properties relieve stressed skin while it calms the nerves and alleviates tension to uplift the mood.
It is a skin care treatment for ph balancing and also helps in reduction of fine lines and pigmentation. Mogra’s sweet fragrance is clarifying and refreshing to start or finish, a long day. The steam distillation process used to create this wonderful water ensures a high level of hygiene and purity.
Balances pH level
Reduces fine lines
Night Skincare Routine Tips for Dry Skin
For Night Skincare routine, you don’t have to go for different products from the Morning routine, but you need to replace your Day cream or moisturizer with an hydrating Night Cream. I highly recommend the following products for Dry skin:
Aviance Hydra Balance Night Restore Creme Masque
Aviance Hydra Balance Night Restore Creme Masque : The Night Restore Cream Mask regenerates the skin’s moisture defences by infusing it with essential nutrients to kindle hydration.
Bio-energised moisture-infusing complexes extracted from sunflower and Vitamin E refresh and nourish the skin, promoting balanced hydration.
Clinique Smart Night Custom-Repair Moisturizer immediately plumps skin 75%. Works all night to visibly smooth lines and wrinkles, even skin tone and lift. Smart hydration technology helps skin attract and retain moisture. Oil-free.
– Prep skin for optimal results with your 3-Step Skin Care routine.
– Apply to face in the evening.
– Perfect partner: Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment
Weekly Skincare Routine Tips for Dry Skin
Along with the Daily Skincare Routine, you need to pamper & provide your skin extra care at least once or twice a week. Deep clean, exfoliate your skin with a good Face Scrub or Exfoliator, and nourish your skin with a Face Mask (rinse off or peel off or facial sheet mask) once or twice a week for brighter, fresher & younger looking skin.
Exfoliation is key to sloughing off dead skin cells that cling to skin and make it appear flaky. It is required to get rid of white heads, black heads and dead skin cells. It stimulates blood circulation and polishes your skin.
Scrubbing or Exfoliation opens up the pores and your skin starts breathing by absorbing the goodness of CTM, face pack and masks, night cream easily. I highly recommend the following products for Dry skin:
Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating Walnut Scrub
Himalaya Gentle Exfoliating Walnut Scrub exfoliates dead skin cells to remove impurities that routine cleansing cannot tackle. It contains Crab Apple, a soothing antiseptic and keratolytic agent that helps loosen dead skin fragments.
Walnut Shell granules scrub away dirt, blackheads and dead cells, and Wheat Germ Oil is a rich source of natural Vitamin E. These natural ingredients cleanse, nourish and moisturize your skin to make it soft, fresh and radiant.
Removes dead skin cells and blackheads.
Stimulates fresh cell growth
Reveals pure and soft skin
Suitable for all skin types.
Dermatologically-tested, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.
The BodyShop Honey & Oat 3-in-1 Scrub Mask
The Body Shop Honey & Oat 3-In-1 Scrub Mask cleanses, polishes and moisturizes normal to dry skin.
Gently removes dead skin cells.
Smoothes and refines.
Moisturizes and conditions.
The face masks I like the most are the Facial Sheet Masks by Innisfree or The Face shop because they are great for providing the required hydration, and are soothing for normal to dry to any skin type.
Also, you can go for the Wash-Off masks, and even can prepare on your own at home. I highly recommend you to try out the:
The Face Shop The Solution Hydrating Face Mask
The Face Shop The Solution Hydrating Face Mask is a basic mask sheet line that provides honest solution to solve skin troubles, The Solution Hydrating Face Mask by Faceshop is your ultimate beauty savior!
This face mask features a light-as-air sheet that feels soft and weightless on skin. This precious serum contains Hyaluronic Acid that helps dry, thirsty skin lock in moisture. Here’s to more fabulous skin days ladies!
Enriched with rich essentials to help achieve smooth and healthy skin.
This product is dermatologically tested.
The Body Shop Vitamin-E Sink-in-Mask
The Body Shop Vitamin-E Sink-in-Mask is a light, creamy gel-type mask that instantly relieves the uncomfortable feeling of dry, tight skin and restores the skin’s optimum moisture level.
It smooths out the appearance of fine lines caused by dehydration and leaves the skin feeling soft and supple.
Protecting your skin from harsh weather. This includes wind, sunshine, and hot and cold temperatures. All can contribute to drying out your skin.
So, that was all on How to take Care of Dry Skin? I hope you found this article helpful.
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