We hear you. How is my skin so dry and rough right now?
Frustrating we know, which is why it is super important to have a good routine in place.
Dry skin is tricky to treat, simply because there are so many conditions going on, including an upset acid mantle and a barrier function that is out of whack.
But wait don’t panic, we have sought answers from the Gods of Hydration, and together we assembled a guide, that reads like the rescue rangers of the winter skincare game, for treating all your dry skin woes.
Here we have the top solutions for scaly, dry, miserable skin; if you haven’t already we recommend reading this article, which looks at the best cleansers for particular skin types.
Read it? Great, so join us, as we discover steps two and three of your dry skincare routine.
Skin Care Routine – Toning
To anybody who values a streamlined and edited skincare routine, toning the skin can seem redundant—but believe us when we say this would be a mortal error.
There are myriad of benefits: pH rebalancing, bacteria combating, hydrating, and pore refining – think of it as a much needed specialised addition to your cleansing routine, if you want to maintain the health of your skin that is.
It is important to remember that you don’t want anything too harsh or stripping – removing valuable lipids from the surface layers, will be counterproductive on your already dry skin- this is about replenishing and repairing not taking away.
Here at NC our toners for dry skin are formulated with specific ceramides, lipids, and humectants, like a liquid moisturiser – they lock hydrating agents against the skin, keeping it soft and supple.
Skin Care Routine – Moisturising
You, our dear reader, are going to need something to fill your face with lots of lovely ceramides, lipids, and cholesterol – important components that are naturally found in your skin.
These ingredients keep your skin’s natural moisture balance in check, but age, wear and tear, and environmental pollutants may have possibly taken their toll, by replenishing them topically you can help to reverse your dry skin.
A well thought out formula such as Fortify barrier repair cream is key, you’ll quickly see visible changes, leading to a repaired barrier and improved complexion.
Fortify really is impossible to beat for its ability to coat your skin, it’s rich and buttery, making it a natural barrier cream, formulated with skin-identical ingredients, it gives your skin the chance to repair the daily wear and tear, caused by environmental assaults.
Skin Care Routine – Serum
For an additional beauty boost, consider adding in an oil-based serum to your routine, especially one rich in lipids – because remember a dry skin is a type of skin that is missing valuable oils (lipids). Bio lipid complex is one such oil, that helps to replenish a compromised barrier, shop for it here.
A balm for every season
So you’ve annihilated three stress balls all in one read, well done.
But for those of you who have yet to achieve work-life balance and prefer a one-stop moisturiser, conder ceramide barrier repair balm.
This stuff contains every hydrating and replenishing ingredient the law will allow, and it’s intense but still light enough to absorb quickly, leaving skin so moisturised and hydrated you’ll be coming back for more.
For those of you who want more convincing of the importance of the skincare routine, this article is an interesting read.