Dry skin is a really difficult skin to treat.

The big question of course is how do you put that all important moisture back into a dry skin?

Well if you suffer from this skin type, you don’t need me to tell you, that your skin needs all the help it can get.

Let’s take a look at the best skin care routine for dry skin.

A daily cleanse, tone and moisturising ritual, will help in the following ways:

  • Protects the acid mantle
  • Prevents premature ageing
  • Relieve feelings of tightness
  • Keeps skin hydrated for longer
  • Prevents chapping and cracking
  • Restores valuable lipids repairs the barrier
  • Minimises the appearance of fine lines
  • Encourages natural exfoliation
  • Reduces sensitive skin conditions, which is common with dry skin

My philosophy is always what goes on goes in.

So don’t forget to supplement with essential fatty acids, which will help to keep your skin nice and supple from within.


Lets have a look at the skin care routine for dry skin.

Tomorrow we will cover the importance of toning, moisturising and masks, which you can read all about here.

Eye Cleanse

The first step is to cleanse your eyes with an oil based eye make up remover, the gentle oil formula, will help to soothe dry skin around the eyes.

Be careful here, because a little goes a long way!

If you put too much on, you will end up overloading the delicate tissue, which may cause puffiness and irritation.


Ideally you should aim to use a cream based cleanser, which is more forgiving on a dry skin.

Once you have applied your cleanser, gently massage it into the skin, letting it do it’s job naturally.

This will help to break down stubborn make up bonds, that adhere to the skins surface.

Ingredients in Cleansers

A good cleanser for this skin type, should contain less emulsifiers then regular cleansers, as emulsifiers do have a tendency to dry out the skin.

It should also contain more Fatty Acids and Emollients then other cleansing formulas, which will help with the slip and glide.

My dry skin formulas contain soya lecithin, which works as both an emulsifier and a thickener,

I find this helps to buffer the contact of the cleansing agent with the skin.

Remember a dry skin does require lots of lovely emollients to keep your skin nourished.

And chances are it maybe dehydrated, so look for formulas containing humectants to trap in water and keep it hydrated.

If you’d like to find out more about ingredients for a dry skin, follow the link.

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