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Tailored Skincare: How To Look After Dry Skin

Skin Care Routine For Dry Skin Skincare For Dry Skin

Dry, dull and dehydrated skin can not only affect the way your skin looks, but how it feels. Dry skin on face is often associated with tightness, itchiness and irritation. Soothing and deeply moisturising products should be added to your dry skin care routine to keep sensitivities and physical flaking at bay. 

Wondering ‘what type of skin do I have?’ Here’s a quick look at what causes dry skin and the best skin care products for dry skin. 

What is dry skin? 

If your skin feels tight, 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. 

Dry vs dehydrated skin 

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, while dehydrated skin lacks water.  

Dry skin is a skin type, while anyone can experience dehydrated skin- even those that are naturally oily. A dull, visibly aged complexion is often a sign of dehydrated skin, so make sure you drink plenty of water to hydrate your skin from the inside out, regardless of your skin type.  

Skin care routine for dry skin 

Wondering how to get rid of dry skin? You need a dry skin care routine. When it comes to curating a daily skin care routine for dry skin, opt for products that restore moisture to the complexion rather than those that strip the skin even further of its natural oils.  

Here’s a simple, natural routine, formulated with the best products for dry skin. 

Skin Care Routine For Dry Skin


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 cleanser for dry skin, 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, choose a gentle cleansing lotion, like Sukin’s Sensitive Cleansing Lotion. One of the best products for dry skin, this cleanser also contains hydrating Rosehip, with the added natural anti-inflammatory benefits of Cucumber, Chamomile and Aloe Vera.  


If your skin looks and feels flaky, exfoliate a couple of times a week. The best exfoliator for dry skin should buff away dead and dry skin cells, like the Sukin Revitalising Face Scrub. 

Be careful not to over-exfoliate as this can cause flare ups in sensitive skin types. Three to four times a week is enough to promote cell turnover without removing the skin’s natural oils.


Use the treatment step in your routine to target any additional, specific skincare concerns you might have beyond surface dryness.  

Serums and oils are some of the best products for dry skin. They’re designed to be applied to clean skin prior to moisturising, delivering potent, concentrated skincare benefits as well as hydration.  

If the visible signs of ageing are of concern to you, try the Sukin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil. A great addition to your dry skin care routine, the blend includes upwards of 70% essential fatty acids, which work to fight against free radical damage as well as reducing signs of ageing, pigmentation and scarring.  


This entire routine has been compiled with hydration in mind, so a rich daily moisturiser for dry skin is the natural final step to lock moisture in. 

For daytime, choose a lightweight formula like the Sukin Rosehip Hydrating Day Cream. This lightweight face moisturiser for dry skin can be worn comfortably beneath makeup. 

Rosehip and Pomegranate work to relieve dehydration and protect the skin from environmental stressors, while Kakadu Plum brightens and improves the texture of the skin. 

The best moisturiser for dry skin in the evening is one richer in consistency, like the Rosehip Enriching Night Cream or Moisture Restoring Night Cream, to ensure you wake up with glowing, well hydrated skin.  


For a weekly spa experience at home, reach for the Sukin Hydrating Face Masque after cleansing. Mango Seed Butter and a blend of Avocado, Olive Fruit and Jojoba Oils work to deliver intense moisture to the skin while enzymes of Papaya and Pineapple give dull, dry and dehydrated skin a glow.  

Now you know how to look after dry skin, shop our full dry skin range.


If you are trying a product or ingredient for the first time, we always recommend a patch test first.


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