People with normal skin don’t understand the challenge that people with dry skin deal with on a daily basis. They have restricted options when it comes to skincare products and their skincare routine takes more time and attention. Dry skin often feels dry, tight and flaky but if you are using the right products and stick to the right skincare routine, you will be able to manage it and keep it in a good condition. Here’s a bit help on the matter.
Harsh chemicals in synthetic creams, foaming cleansers, and lotions strip your skin’s natural oil and make dry skin even drier. For this very reason, your skincare for dry skin should include nothing but natural products that will help restore your skin’s shine and smoothness. These products do not contain any chemicals, artificial colours and fragrances, no mineral oils, parabens, and other harmful ingredients. Rosehip oil and vitamin C are the most common natural ingredients in these products as they provide both long and short-term hydration and skin radiance. Camellia and essential fatty acids are other ingredients that revitalise distressed and dehydrated skin, making you feel more radiant and rejuvenated.
The process of exfoliation is important for all skin types, including dry skin. It helps to remove the dead cells that are accumulated on the top layer of the skin. Since your skin is already sensitive because of the dryness, ensure you are using some natural, gentle exfoliant that is specifically made for your type of skin. Remember not to exfoliate it more than 1-2 times a week. Your skin already lacks its natural oils so you need to stay away from synthetic exfoliating products. If you making the exfoliation in the morning, always use skincare products with SPF.
Another important part of your skincare routine should be using a toner. This product is used on a clean skin right after you’ve washed it and before applying anything else from your skincare products. The toner is used to rebalance your skin right after you’ve cleaned it, to get rid of the excess dirt that is picked up during the cleansing and prepare your skin for other products like moisturizers and serums. Just like all other products, toners contain ingredients that target specific skin issues such as dryness, acne, dullness, and similar. So make sure you choose a toner for your specific issue.
The next step is applying a serum. This part of the routine is also known as “targeted treatment” because these products are more concentrated than toners and are made from carefully picked ingredients that target a specific skin issue. For dry skin, look for a product that provides good hydration.
Moisturizers are used to lock in all nutrients and moisture you’ve applied to your skin with the toner and serum. They also give your skin extra hydration and some of them can even create a protective barrier that will keep your skin moisturized for a longer period. You can use cream or moisturizer, but if you are dealing with extremely dry skin then you can use both of them for more effective results. Dry skin tends to become itchy and red so it is a good idea to opt for skincare for dry skin that comes with an anti-inflammatory and calming effect.