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 dry skincare products, and the right dry skin 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 face routine for dry skin.

What causes dry skin?

Dry skin is caused by your skin losing its natural moisture and becoming rough and even flaky. There are several factors that can result in dry skin including the lack of moisture. Your skin needs certain levels of moisture to remain hydrated and supple. Another cause of dry skin is using harsh cleansers and soaps that do not contain the right ingredients. As a result this disrupts the skin's moisture barrier. External conditions/climate can also cause dry skin with cold weather drying out skin. To alleviate dry skin, continue reading this article for a skincare routine for dry skin.

1. Opt for a gentle cleanser

When it comes to a face routine for 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 Skin Active Hyaluronic Aloe Gel Cleanser. This gentle hyaluronic acid cleanser will effectively cleanse skin and remove makeup. This cleanser also has a Vegan formula that is enriched with Aloe Vera known to hydrate and refresh the skin.


2. Add a micellar water to your dry skincare 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 to incorporate into your skincare routine for dry skin. 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.

There is also our Hyaluronic Aloe Hydrating Micellar Cleansing Water. This hypoallergenic formula suits dry skin and sensitive skin. The ingredient Hyaluronic Acid will help plump your skin with moisture and restore radiance without drying the skin out. 


3. Moisturise and replenish your dry skin

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 to add into their dry skincare routine, 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 is the Hyaluronic Aloe Hydrating Day Jelly Moisturiser that intensely hydrates and leaves your skin visibly rested.

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. For night, the Hyaluronic Aloe Hydrating Night Gelly Moisturiser will nourish the skin overnight. Wake up hydrated and with dewy skin every morning.


4. Add a Vitamin C serum

Did you know that dehydrated and dry skin can enhance the appearance of dull skin? 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  dark spots and dull skin can become. So, no matter what age you are, you should always incorporate an serum into your skincare routine for dry skin.

The Vitamin C Brightening Serum is packed with Vitamin Cg, Niacinamide and Salicylic Acid to enhance glow and reduce the appearance of dark spots. From 3 days, skin appears more brighter and even. 


5. Make the most of your beauty sleep 

Having a consistent sleep is essential for alleviating dry skin concerns. Quality sleep ensures that skin can rejuvenate and the body can rest from the day's activities. To ensure your skin's health and combat skin dryness, establish a consistent sleep schedule that consists of relaxing pre-sleep habits and a comfortable sleeping enviroment. 


6. 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. 

For a refreshed and nourished complexion, add the Hydrabomb Hyaluronic Aloe Vera Face Mask to your skincare routine for dry skin. In just 15 mins this face mask will intensely hydrate the skin and skin will look revitalised. 

Now you know how to build a skin care routine for dry skin, your journey to a softer, more glowy complexion starts now.