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dry skin

We have different types of skin and one such skin type is dry skin. You get this skin type when your skin doesn’t have enough moisture. This gives an uncomfortable and can be itching, and cracking. This can cause various reasons like environment, hard water, change of seasons, genetics, excessive washing, exposure to irritants, or harsh soaps. Even though the cause is different, anyone can practice a skin routine for dry skin that will benefit. 

But if you follow the right routine, you can keep the dry skin under control. You can fix this to make sure that your skin remains hydrated and nourished. 

Skincare routine for dry skin

Cleanse

cleanse

Cleansing is important in a dry skin care routine because it removes the dirt and oil without causing any issues to the outer skin layer. Consider a gentle cleanser with added moisturizers and make sure that your skin feels soft and smooth after cleansing. Do not choose a cleanser that makes you feel dry, tight, or irritated. 

If you want, you can do double cleansing to ensure that the impurities are removed from the skin. You can double cleanse by using an oil cleanser to refresh your skin. 

Tone 

Toners help in hydrating, moisturizing, soothing, and calming the skin and help in reducing irritation and redness.  Toners reduce flakiness and dryness without obstructing the natural moisture balance. 

Most of the toners use alcohol as the main ingredient which can dry out the skin, so choose a toner that has alcohol-free toner with active ingredients restoring pH levels of the skin. 

They are the most important products in your routine and you can apply them with a cotton pad or with your hands in an upward motion. 

Serum
This is an important part of the skincare routine, following your toner. Choose a hydrating serum that provides moisture and shield against the factors that cause dry skin. Choose a serum that has hyaluronic acid as it helps in locking the moisture.

skincare routine for dry skin

You can also choose serums that contain coconut, shea, and jojoba that act as a barrier to lock in moisture and vitamin c helps in protecting the skin from things that cause dry skin and thickens the layer of your skin. 

Moisturizer

A moisturizer is a must in any skincare routine especially in a dry skin routine because it helps in hydrating the skin. Choose a light moisturizer that contains rich, fortifying ingredients that penetrate the skin barrier. So this will make the skin feel soft and smooth. 

The moisturizer should contain Hyaluronic acid, ceramides glycerin, and Vitamin B like niacinamide. This will help to balance the texture of the skin and help the fade spots, reduce redness and restore the evenness. 

Sunscreen 

sunscreen

Wear sunscreen daily on the face and apply it after your moisturizer or face oil. When you have dry skin it is important to wear sunscreen because the harsh UV rays can cause damage and makes the skin drier and unbalanced. Reapply it often when you are outdoors in the sun. 

Choose a lightweight sunscreen that will not clog pores or cause breakouts.

Overnight mask

This mask helps in the regeneration of the natural cells and when you sleep it hydrates the skin giving an extra boost to the skin. Use a nourishing face mask in the night to lock all the powerful ingredients. Wash it off in the morning before applying any other product. 

Choose a maks with hyaluronic acid or antioxidants because it is safe to give soft, and smooth looks and makes the skin healthier. 

Dos and Don’ts for dry skin

Dos 

You need to follow a few things to prevent dryness in the future. 

Drink plenty of water to boost hydration both inside and out. 

Use a humidifier because it adds moisture to the air to make the skin more balanced. Try using them while you sleep or use a portable face mist to add extra spritz hydration to the skin. 

Don’ts 

Do not spend much time in the sun. Although it is unavoidable sometimes, you need to wear sunscreen and reapply it to save the skin. You can even use sunglasses and a hat for extra protection. 

Do not wear matte makeup, even though it is super-trendy it can make your skin look drier and draw attention to dry patches. 

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