Are you a dry skin sufferer
Are you constantly seeking to make your skin more moisturised.
And the longer your skin is dry, the more products you acquire.
And finding a suitable skincare routine seems like an exhaustive multi-step process.
But it isn’t all about as many steps as it is humanly possible to do before bed.
The key is daily prevention and nurturing through layering.
And understanding how to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturise your skin correctly.
With our expert tips from the Gods of Hydration, your skin will be moisturised in no time.
Step1. Start with the eye cleanse
The first step is cleaning your eyes with an oil-based eye makeup remover to help melt off your mascara.
Be careful not to get overzealous, as you could overload the delicate tissue, leading to more dryness and irritation.
This is the initial calm before the storm step as you prepare for skincare justice to be served.
Step 2: Use a non-foaming cleanser
Dry skin types love a nourishing oil or cream cleanser, and they won’t disrupt your skin’s barrier function like many foaming, and surfactant-based cleaners do.
Ideally, choose one that will gently cleanse whilst leaving your delicate acid mantle and existing hydration intact.
Miracle cleanse is a thrill to use on dry skin and continues to be the bedrock for many of our client’s dry skin care routine.
It’s chock full of fatty acids, protective antioxidants and phospholipids—an intelligent ingredient that works as both an emulsifier and a thickener, helping to buffer the contact of cleansing agents against your skin.
Gently massage the cold-pressed oils and organic botanicals into your skin to break down those stubborn makeup bonds, which also helps remove ageing free radicals that build up on your skin throughout the day and gently rinse.
Step 3. Something to exfoliate with
We hear you. When your skin is dry, dull and flaky, it is tempting to want to exfoliate it away.
You take off one layer of skin cells, and suddenly, you’re a shining, wrinkle-less star.
But what happens when you take off another layer and then another? Nothing good will come of this approach.
But it is essential to understand that harsh scrubs and chemical exfoliators can make your skin even drier and cause tiny micro tears, undermining your skin’s protective barrier and causing a whole host of skin conditions.
Instead, give your skin what it needs—hydration. If you must exfoliate, use a light, gentle exfoliant containing urea or lactic acid.
This is the final step of the exorcism phase of your routine, and now that your skin is feeling fresh, let’s move to the first step of your product layering process, and that is toners.
Step 4. Something to Spritz with
A toner or essence spritzed on your face is the perfect antidote for dry skin,
A well-formulated toner loaded with humectants like hyaluronic, sodium PCA and urea not only helps to remove pollutants and any residue from your cleanser.
Toners restore your skin’s pH, balancing your acid mantle and restoring the delicate microflora whilst prepping your skin for the next essential step, your serum.
Step 5. Super concentrated serums
Just like a Pandora charm bracelet, you are free to tack on as many serums as you feel your skin requires.
Layering products is important because if your skin is dry, it lacks oil. If it is dehydrated, it lacks water.
If your skin falls between the two, you will want to add a humectant-rich formula that works like a drink of water for your skin.
Humectants do this better than other ingredients because of their ability to lock in moisture against your skin and prevent it from escaping. H20 hyaluronic complex.a hydrating holiday in a bottle.
Quench is a weightless gel cream that unlocks your skin’s aquaporins—the tiny microchannels that transport water deep into your skin layers—and even helps create new ones, which means your skin feels deeply hydrated, fast.
However, if your skin feels tight and has small pores, it is really dry, and this is where your cold-pressed botanical oils for dry skin come in, giving your skin that much-needed moisture boost.
Biolipid skin shot is the perfect example; think of liquid-gold vitamins for your face as you massage them into your skin;
Plant-derived oils like squalane, sea buckthorn, and rosehip are proven inflammation reducers and promote wound healing. and skin barrier repair.
You want to up your moisture game further in this next step.
Step 6. Pack an extra punch of moisture
On the moisturizer front, Fortify barrier repair cream is a lush, buttery cream that coddles your skin with a protective, healing film of barrier-repairing ingredients.
A quadruple complex of conditioning ceramides, cholesterol, and fatty acids protects your face from irritation and reinforce your lipid barrier.
They are incredibly nourishing and healing, softening rough cells and forming a protective seal over the surface of your skin. energise, replenish and comfort skin that’s lacking in oils.
This article does a great job of breaking down what to look for in a dry skin cream.
Step 7. Don’t overlook your eye cream
This is a self-explanatory product, but take note of the technique.
Gently tap around your eye area, improving absorption and eliminating tugging and pulling.
Revital eye cream has the moisture levels of thick cream but with a weightless, cloud-like texture, which removes any rough patches or flakiness.
Containing both Vitamin A and Q10, it really helps to minimise the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
Next up in your skin care routine for dry skin is your luscious treatment balm, and nothing will be able to stop you.
Step 8. Balms are a dry skin cream
Ceramides, essential fatty acids and a mesotherapy-inspired complex of exotic oils in a melting balm that’s based on plant oils.
We suggest Ceramide barrier repair balm. It’s responsibly sourced, organic wherever possible, and packed with every exotic oil you can think of,
The consistency of Ceramide is emollient straight out of the jar. Once you rub it between your fingers, it melts into a lightweight oil with a noticeable slip. and it doesn’t sit heavy on your skin.
There are calming blue essential oils as well to soothe your mind and settle your soul.
A fluffy skin-softening concoction like Nectar treatment balm. The texture feels like fancy vaseline, plus it has manuka honey to kill bacteria and coddle your precious lipids, and it smells like pineapple upside-down cake.
Next, let’s move on to our night cream. Are you really suggesting that I apply another layer? You should not have noticed by now that a skincare routine for dry skin is all about layering.
Step 9. All hail the night cream
By this point, your face is beginning to feel slightly mummified with a dewy, “moist glow. and that once-dry skin is sinking into oblivion.
Your skin needs to reset, and giving it an intense moisture treatment as you recharge overnight is the perfect antidote.
Step 10. Sun protection!!
The sun will always be your nemesis, especially when you are dealing with a compromised skin.
That’s when UV rays can wreak even more havoc causing dark spots and inflammation. So lay on the sunscreen!
To conclude. The naked truth
Intimidating, much? Whilst it might appear so at first glance like I tell all my clients, this routine really only takes about 5 minutes out of my day.
Hence, there are humectants, balancing oils, moisture-locking silicones and conditioning ceramides to help regenerate skin.
And with all those nourishing ingredients, it’s actually a bit therapeutic to pamper your face.
As you can see, dry skin is far more complicated than your first thing, simply because so many conditions are going on with its sensitised, tight skin feeling.
Dry skin requires extra protection and nourishment to heal and regain its balance.to return it to its dewy glow.