Dry, dull, dehydrated skin can not only affect the way your skin looks, but how it feels. Dry skin is often associated with tightness, itchiness and irritation, so soothing, deeply moisturising products should be added to your skin care routine for dry skin to keep sensitivities and physical flaking at bay.
Not familiar with your skin type? Here’s a quick look at what it really means to have dry skin, what causes that dryness, and how you can work to restore your skin to full health.
What is dry skin?
A simple way to identify your skin type is to examine it after a thorough cleanse without moisturising. If your skin feels tight, chances are the natural condition of your skin errs towards dry. If you find yourself prone to flakiness and almost never feel the need to blot oil away throughout the day, your skin is most likely dry.
Dryness and dehydration, although linked and with similar symptoms, should not be confused for one another. Dry skin lacks oil, something our body produces naturally. Dehydrated skin lacks water, thus dry skin is a skin type, while anyone can experience dehydrated skin- even those with a naturally oily skin type. A dull, visibly aged complexion is often a sign of dehydrated skin, so ensure you drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside out, regardless of your skin type.
Skin Care Routine For Dry Skin
When it comes to curating a daily routine for dry skin, opt for products that restore moisture to the complexion rather than products that have the potential to strip it even further of its precious natural oils. Here’s a simple, natural routine, formulated specifically with dry skin in mind.
A cleanser with a rich, creamy consistency, like Sukin’s Cream Cleanser, will ensure the skin’s natural moisture barrier remains intact even as makeup, dirt and grime are removed. This cleanser is rich in rosehip, avocado and wheat germ oils to keep the skin hydrated, ensuring you aren’t left with a dry, tight feeling post-cleanse. The Rosehip Nourishing Cream Cleanser is also a great option, rich in rosehip, evening primrose, camelia and borage oils for serious hydration.
Dry skin and sensitive skin are often inextricably linked, so if you find that your skin is prone to irritation then choose a gentle cleansing lotion, like Sukin’s Sensitive Cleansing Lotion. This cleanser also contains hydrating rosehip, with the added natural anti-inflammatory benefits of cucumber, chamomile and aloe vera.