The Best Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin
Skin lacklustre, tight, and a little flaky? You probably have a dry skin type. Dry skin often lacks sebum—the natural oil your skin produces to keep skin supple—however, if your skin lacks moisture, you could also have a different skin type with a dehydrated complexion.
If you’ve always had dry skin, you’re probably more than aware by now that dry skin needs to be nourished and looked after otherwise it can feel uncomfortable, tight, and appear dull. Luckily, with a little TLC, the right products, and the right ingredients you can have even the most dry and dehydrated skin feeling soft, supple and glowy in no time.
If you’re not sure where to start when it comes to building a skin care routine for dry skin, our experts have the answers for you. Read on to find out how to care for your dry skin and find the right hydrating products to keep your skin soft all year ‘round.
1. Opt for a gentle cleanser
When it comes to cleansing dry skin, it can be too easy to accidentally choose a cleanser that will dehydrate your skin out even more. This is because cleansers not specifically designed for dry skin can further strip your skin of its natural oils. Instead, opt for a cleanser that will be gentle on your skin and won’t make it drier, by avoiding harsh ingredients and cleansers with ingredients designed for oily skin.
We recommend the Organics Lemongrass Detox Gel Wash. This gentle but powerful formula will wash away dirt, excess oils, and pollution without drying skin out. Enriched with lemongrass essential oil, known for its gentle purifying properties, skin will feel softer and more supple with regular use.
2. Add a micellar water to your routine
Micellar cleansing waters contain micelles, which are oil particles suspended in liquid. Micelles work like magnets to attract dirt, sebum, and cosmetics from your skin, without the need for rubbing. This technology means micellar cleansing waters have the ability to cleanse and remove even the most stubborn makeup without drying out your skin.
Although all micellar cleansing waters are non-drying, for those with sensitised or persistent dry skin, choose a micellar formula specifically designed for your skin type. We love the SkinActive Micellar Milky Cleansing Water which combines the cleansing technology of micelles with a touch of milk for effortlessly clean skin with added hydration. With a lightweight texture and fragrance-free formula, use with a reusable eco pad to effortlessly cleanse your face, lips and eyes without any harsh rubbing or a parched complexion. This all-in-1 cleanser can be used AM or PM to refresh your complexion to start the day, or remove pollutants, sunscreen, and makeup in the evening.
3. Replenish your moisture
After cleansing, whether with a gentle cleanser or micellar water, you should always be reaching for a restorative moisturiser. As the name suggests, a moisturiser will help replenish hydration to your skin and protect from any excessive dryness.
Those with a dryer skin type should opt for a richer moisturiser, and look for formulas with nourishing oils and humectants – like hyaluronic acid – which work to hydrate the skin by drawing moisture from the atmosphere. Our favourite for both day and night is the Organics Argan Nourishing Moisturiser. Infused with organic aloe vera and hyaluronic acid, this powerhouse of moisture will ensure your skin feels soft and nourished for up to 48 hours after application. Skin will also appear plumper and more youthful thanks to the effects of hyaluronic acid, which can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water.
4. Add an anti-ageing cream
Did you know that dehydrated and dry skin can enhance the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles? The plump, bouncy complexion that characterises youthful skin is the result of balanced hydration, and stable sebum production. The more moisture your skin lacks, the more emphasised fine lines can become. So, no matter what age you are, you should always incorporate an anti-wrinkle cream into your routine, especially if you have notoriously dry skin.
For an anti-wrinkle cream that will work to reduce the appearance of fine lines and effectively hydrate your skin reach for the Organics Lavandin Anti-Age Day Cream. Packed with caring essential oils and firming vitamin E, it’s a no-brainer for replenishing moisture and helping to maintain a youthful complexion.
5. Reach for a nourishing mist
Need to refresh your skin on the go? Opt for a nourishing mist. Just like a tall glass of water on a hot day, quench thirsty skin with a midday spritz to help cool down and replenish moisture.
Our favourite is the Organics Argan Nourishing Mist. This ultra-refreshing, rehydrating mist will become your new best friend for on-the-go moisture. Infused with organic argan oil and cornflower water, this ultra-fine face mist is suitable for all skin types. Easily used over makeup it’s the ultimate in refreshing, portable skincare.
6. Make the most of your beauty sleep
Night-time is the perfect time to pack on the moisturiser and wake up with a glowing complexion. Give your skin a surge of moisture by using a rich overnight mask, also known as a sleeping cream. The Organics Lavandin Night Cream is much richer than its daytime counterpart, so you can wake with a refreshed and nourished complexion. Enriched with essential oils and vitamin E, the nourishing formula brings a new meaning to beauty sleep.
7. Get face masking
When it comes to face masks, your choices are endless. Not only are sheet masks a great way to wind down after a long day, they’re also the perfect way to targeting specific skin concerns while adding some self-care to your routine.
Our favourites for dry skin? To intensely nourish dry and uncomfortable skin opt for our Nutri Bomb Almond Milky Tissue Mask, infused with organic almond milk and replumping hyaluronic acid serum. Want brightening with a burst of moisture? Then our Nutri Bomb Coconut Milky Tissue Mask illuminates the skin as it nourishes and hydrates
Now you know how to build a skin care routine for dry skin, your journey to a softer, more glowy complexion starts now.