Symptoms: Dry skin tends to feel tight, with flakiness in spots, often around the chin, nose and forehead. You may find lips are very dry as well, and sometimes flakes in the eyebrows.
Care: Pay close attention to the climate and weather changes and how your skin reacts, as well as the foods you eat and how much water you consume. Be sure to seek out oils, serums, and moisturizers that are formulated with natural hydrators to provide moisture and relief. The best products for dry skin feel as though they ‘sink’ into skin, meaning they do not feel greasy on the surface. You may find that during the cold and drier seasons, you’ll need a heavy balm to protect delicate dry skin from the elements.
When it comes to dryness, pay special attention to how much cleansing is needed. You may find your skin looks and feels better cleansing both morning and night, or you may choose to cleanse and remove makeup only at night, and simply splash water or use a light mist in the morning. The right cleanser for dry skin is not harsh or abrasive, and gently removes flakiness and dead skin cells.
Pai Camillia & Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser offers gentle cleansing for both morning and night.
One Love Organics Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm is a great product for dry skin. It can be used as a makeup remover as the oils break down cosmetics. Once removed with a cotton pad or warm washcloth, this double-duty balm can be applied as a moisturizer.
Toner is an optional step in a skin care routine, but often dry skin benefits from this extra step after cleansing to prepare it for moisture and add an extra layer of hydration. A toner or mist can be a great way to refresh dry skin during the day to take away the feeling of tightness, though be sure that your mist doesn’t contain anything harsh or potentially drying.
Osmia Organics Active Gel Toner contains rose of Jericho, which retains water in skin cells. This gel-type toner is applied between cleansing and moisturizing to provide hydration and balance the PH of skin.
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence can be used before oil or lotion, after makeup to set, or as an on-the-go refreshment during the day. Perfect for travelling to stay on top of bouts of airplane-induced dryness.
Dry skin needs moisture. Not only can dryness feel uncomfortable, but flakiness and dullness stand in the way of a glowing complexion.
Crawford Street Frankincense & Geranium Face Moisturizer is soothing, balancing and rejuvenating with geranium to balance out dryness.
Pai Echium & Macadamia Replenishing Day Cream stimulates your skin to naturally up the production of Hyaluronic Acid (it’s ability to retain moisture), and contains a selection of omegas to regenerate lacklustre cells for a smoother and brighter-looking complexion.
Oil + Serum
Skin that is dry or flaky will benefit from an oil or serum rich in moisture-delivering ingredients, such as a pure argan oil or a blend of luxe oils specifically concocted to combat and nourish parched skin.
Osmia Organics Facial Restoration Serum was specifically formulated for very dry skin, and blended with oils that heal and nourish.
Exfoliating a couple of times a week will remove dead skin cells and flaky skin. A mask applied at least once per week – more if needed – will heal and hydrate skin in need of balance.
SW Basics Exfoliant is a super-simple blend of common ingredients ground to a powder. Mix with water or up the moisture factor by stirring with a teaspoon of plain yogurt and leaving on as a mask for ten minutes.
Make sure to have extra boosting creams and protective balms on hand for days when skin is super parched, or the weather is harsh.
CV Skinlabs Restorative Skin Balm can travel well and be used to spot treat dry and irritated areas.
Osmia Organics Lip Balm is a soothing and smoothing lip balm to keep on the nightstand for a good-night nourishing lip treatment, or pack it in your bag to have nearby when lips get dry.
Even eye care should be tailored to skin type. A super-nourishing balm or eye treatment as part of a nightly routine will plump and soothe the delicate eye area, which is affected by the lack of hydration in your skin.
Elizabeth Dehn for One Love Organics Vitamin E Active Moisture Eye Balm is luxe and rich. This eye cream is a waterless natural blend that works well under makeup, while super-hydrating the eye area.
Vered Organic Botanicals Anti-wrinkle Eye Treatment is a nighttime treatment for dry skin that is simply rolled under eyes and then gently massaged into the eye area.
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