Skin Care for Dry Skin FAQs
Dry skin is a common condition that can cause discomfort, itching, flaking, and cracking. To care for dry skin, you need to follow a gentle and hydrating skin care routine that replenishes the moisture and oil levels in your skin and protects it from further damage.
Skincare routine for dry skin:
- Cleanser: Start by using a gentle, hydrating cleanser to cleanse your face. We recommend using Petitgrain Cream Cleanser. This cleanser gently removes dirt, makeup, and impurities without stripping the skin’s natural oils. It contains petitgrain oil, which balances the skin’s sebum production and reduces inflammation.
- Toner: After cleansing, apply a hydrating toner to help rebalance the skin's pH levels and prepare it for the next steps of your routine. Look for toners that contain hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin.
- Serum: Next, apply a hydrating serum that is specifically formulated for dry skin. Look for serums that contain ingredients like hyaluronic acid or vitamin C. Hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1000 times its weight in water and attracts moisture to the skin.
- Moisturiser / Face Oil: Follow up with a rich, nourishing moisturizer designed for dry skin. Look for moisturisers that contain ingredients like shea butter, ceramides, or natural oils, as these can provide intense hydration and help seal in moisture.
In addition to this routine, it's essential to drink plenty of water, maintain a healthy diet, and avoid hot showers or baths, as they can further dehydrate the skin.
The best skin care for dry skin is one that hydrates, nourishes, and protects the skin from environmental factors that can cause dryness and damage. Vanessa Megan emphasizes the use of natural and organic products as they are free from synthetic fragrances, harsh preservatives, and potentially irritating ingredients that can further dry out the skin. These products work in harmony with the skin's natural processes and provide the necessary hydration and nourishment to alleviate dryness and restore a healthy complexion.
Dry face skin in winter can be a common problem that causes discomfort, itching, flaking, and cracking. It can be caused by the low humidity levels, cold air, dry indoor heat, and harsh winds that affect the skin’s moisture barrier and natural oils. To care for dry face skin in winter, you need to follow some simple steps that can help you hydrate, nourish, and protect your skin.
- Avoid hot showers and baths: Hot water can strip away the natural oils from your skin and exacerbate dryness. Opt for shorter showers or baths with lukewarm water, and gently pat your skin dry with a soft towel afterward. Apply moisturiser immediately to lock in the moisture.
- Exfoliate gently: Exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and allows your moisturiser to penetrate better.
- Consider using facial oils: Facial oils can provide an extra boost of hydration and nourishment for dry skin. Look for oils like jojoba, argan, or rosehip, which are known to be non-comedogenic and suitable for facial use. Apply a few drops to your skin after moisturising or mix a drop with your moisturiser for added hydration. We recommend mixing Rose & Calendula Moisture+ Face Cream with Rosehip & Frankincense Revitalising Skin Repair Oil
Caring for dry skin during the summer months requires a slightly different approach than in the winter. In summer it's important to prevent sun damage, dehydration, breakouts, and dullness. The summer heat and humidity can affect your skin’s moisture balance and oil production, so you need to adjust your skin care routine accordingly.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate: Drinking plenty of water is crucial to keep your skin hydrated from within. Aim to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day, or more if you are active or spending time outdoors in the heat.
- Protect your skin from the sun: Sun exposure can worsen dryness and cause damage to your skin. Use you daily SPF 15 moisturiser to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Reapply sunscreen every two hours, especially if you are swimming or sweating.
- Cool down your skincare routine: In the summer, it's refreshing to use cooler products on your skin. Store your moisturisers and toners in the fridge for a refreshing sensation when applied. Or use our Cryo Facelift Ice cube treatmend right out of the freezer.
- Protect your skin from chlorine and saltwater: Chlorine from swimming pools and saltwater from the ocean can be drying to your skin. Rinse your face with fresh water after swimming and apply a moisturiser to replenish lost moisture.