DAILY SKINCARE ROUTINE FOR DRY SKIN
If you always feel that your skin is flaky and having tiny cracks and visible fine lines then most probably you have got dry and super sensitive skin.
The struggle begins to find out the perfect products and a skincare routine to fight with the dehydrated skin.
And once the winter arrives the struggle intensifies. Though you deal with this year-round, winter makes your skin more dehydrated and sensitive.
So the most important approach in treating dry skin is to choose the perfect products and a morning and night skincare routine.
The morning routine should be more focused on protecting your skin from the UV rays and pollution.
On the other hand, the night time routine should be more focused on repairing and hydrating your skin.
The most common challenges that dry skin can face are:
-Extremely sensitive Red skin and more prone to infection
So here is a skincare routine that will solve all these issues and give you hydrated, soft, and smooth looking skin.
Morning Skincare Routine
I know when you see flaky and scaly skin there is an urge to exfoliate it away but avoid using harsh exfoliants. The harsh chemicals cause more harm to your skin.
Choose the cleanser very wisely. It should be a mild cleanser that hydrates your skin rather than taking away all the moisture out.
Go for CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser, as it contains ceramide and Hyaluronic acid.
If you are facing the problem of redness go for products that contain niacinamide as it aids inflammation.
Cetaphil Gentle skin cleanser is also suitable for dry and sensitive skin.
Please do not skip this step. Toning is also important for dry skin. Toning helps in neutralizing your skin pH level and also helps in clearing out dead skin cells. Use a toner that is alcohol-free and hydrating.
Select a toner with skin soothing and hydrating ingredients like aloe vera, cucumber extracts, lavender, etc.
You can try out The Face Shop Rice & Ceramide Moisturizing Face toner or StBotanica Bulgarian Rose Otto Glow Deep Hydration Facial Toner.
Serums can be useful in treating various skin issues like dehydration, fine lines, dark spots, and dullness, etc.
In the daytime skincare routine try to incorporate the one with Vitamin C and Vitamin E. This will help in hydration as well as will give a glowing and bright skin by clearing out the dark spots and uneven skin tone.
Go for Klairs Freshly Juiced Vitamin C serum or The Moms Co. Natural Vitamin C Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum.
Choose a moisturizer that is intensely hydrating and soothing. This step is very important as it will lock in the toner and the serum as well.
The main ingredients should be ceramide, glycerin, and dimethicone. Shea Butter is also a good ingredient for soothing skin.
Try out Plum E-Luminence Deep Moisturizing Creme or Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream for Dry Sensitive Skin.
As we all know that we cannot skip sunscreen in the morning skincare routine even if you are not going out.
You need to save your skin from UV rays that cause premature aging.
Choose a broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects your skin both from UVB and UVA rays. It is very important because it can cause intense damage to your skin.
The sunscreen should be either SPF 30 or more than SPF 30 rating.
Look for skin-restoring ingredients, such as ceramides and peptides, that reduce the appearance of wrinkles and make your skin more soft and supple.
Try CeraVe Hydrating Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 50.
Kaya Clinic Daily Moisturizing Sunscreen SPF 30 is also a good pick as it protects your skin from UVA and UVB rays along with essential hydration and nourishment.
Evening Skincare Routine
Always start with this step if you have some makeup on your skin from the morning. Use any micellar water on a cotton pad to wipe off all the makeup, dirt, and other impurities.
You can go for the Simple kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water or the Garnier Skin Naturals Micellar Oil-infused Cleansing water.
Use a foaming face wash to now thoroughly clean your pores as well as to refresh your skin. Choose a cleanser that will remove the dirt and cleanse your pores without stripping out the skin’s natural oil.
You can try Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Face Wash Cleanser or Lakme Blush & Glow Strawberry Crème Face Wash.
Use an alcohol-free skin-soothing toner that contains Vitamin E, aloe vera, and witch hazel.
A toner not only balances the skin’s pH level but also helps in brightening the skin and giving you an even skin tone.
Try out Pixi Glow Tonic which contains Glycolic Acid, Ginseng, and Aloe vera.
In the night-time skincare routine, focus on issues like dehydration, aging skin, and flaky skin.
Use a hydrating and brightening serum.
Choose a serum that will rejuvenate your skin and make it more supple and hydrated. You can try out any facial oil like Lakme Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-serum.
In serums, you can try Retinol serums if your skin is not sensitive to retinol.
My recommendations will be Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex or Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate.
Use a good night cream that soothes your skin and focuses on skin recovery. In the evening you can use any cream with those ingredients which you need but are sun-sensitive so you cannot use it in the morning. For example Retinol, AHAs(Alpha Hydroxy Acids), and Hydroquinone.
You can try The Body Shop Vitamin E Nourishing Night Cream or Forest Essentials Sandalwood and Saffron Night Treatment cream.
Whatever is your skin type eye-cream should be used because your under-eye area is normally very delicate and sensitive.
The eye cream should be hydrating and soothing and should help in reducing the fine lines and wrinkles.
You can try The Moms Co. Natural Vita Rich under Eye Cream or CeraVe Eye Repair Cream.
You can apply sheet masks once or twice a week. Apply it on a clean face and then leave for 20-30 minutes. You can include this step in the night skincare routine.
They help in enhancing the skin’s hydration level as the serum contains beneficial minerals and vitamins. Look for sheet masks that contain Ceramide and hyaluronic acid.
Try Garnier Skin Naturals Fresh mix Face serum Sheet Mask or Burt Bees Hydrating Sheet Mask with Clary.
Few additional tips that will help you in getting that flawless skin:
#Do not cleanse your skin too often.
# Even though you have done the perfect skincare routine for dry skin, still the wrong choice of makeup can make your skin feel uncomfortable. Do not use Matte Makeup, rather go for a dewy finish.
# Do not forget to exfoliate. You need to get rid of the dry skin cells.
# Drink eight glasses of water daily. This will help your skin to get the hydration from within.
# Wash your skin gently.