For smooth, youthful, glowing skin moisture is your best friend. If your skin is feeling a little parched and that natural radiance feels like a distant memory, you might want to give our skincare routine for dry skin a try.
What causes dry skin?
Dry skin occurs when your skin doesn’t produce enough oil to sustain the lipid barrier which keeps your face smooth, protected and hydrated. This can result in flakiness or a rough, uneven skin texture that makes makeup application a little tricky. To keep your skin looking bouncy and youthful, stopping your face from drying out is a crucial step in your skincare routine; as we all know, dry skin can make the effects of ageing a lot more noticeable.
You’re probably wondering why your skin is suddenly craving more moisture than it did before. There are lots of factors that can wreak havoc on your skin’s oil production, from cold weather to being a little overzealous with your cleansing routine, or simply natural aging. Whatever the cause there is plenty that can be done to help keep your skin in check, read on to discover our skincare routine for dry skin.
Be kind with cleansers
The first step to combatting thirsty skin, is to prevent it from drying out even more. That means avoiding any harsh cleansers or alcohol toners that could strip your skin of the vital oils it needs. Many of us try to overcompensate for the roughness of dry skin by over-cleansing or over-exfoliating in a bid to smoothen it out, unfortunately, this just exacerbates the problem and can make fine lines more obvious.
Instead of moisture-sapping facial soaps, which are fine for those with oilier skin, opt for something mild and nourishing like the No7 Radiant Results Micellar Cleansing Water to remove makeup and debris.