We all have different skin types and challenges. If you’re considering a new skincare routine, it’s best to choose one that is targeted to your personal needs. Those with dry skin should focus on moisturizing and protecting. Here are our tips for the best skincare routine for dry skin.
The first step of any skincare routine is cleansing. For dry skin, you want to be extra careful when choosing a facial cleanser. Many cleansers are too harsh for dry skin sufferers and can disrupt your skin’s natural balance, making the problem worse.
Avoid foaming products as these tend to make skin dryer. Instead, choose a product like Avya’s Gentle Cleanser. This cleanser is designed to clean away the impurities of the day without disrupting your skin’s natural balance. Additionally, it helps to prepare your skin for moisturizer and other skincare products so that you get the maximum benefit from every step in your routine.
Moisturizer is vital for all skin types, but those with dry skin should pay special attention to the ingredients in the moisturizers they use. Look for a product containing hyaluronic acid or dimethicone in the active ingredients. Other key ingredients that are beneficial for dry skin include propylene glycol, glycerin, and proteins to attract moisture and petrolatum, lanolin, and mineral oils to lock it in.
On the other hand, avoid products with strong alcohols, added fragrances, and astringents. These can all cause your skin to become dryer and more prone to breakouts. Choose a non-astringent toner as well to ensure your best skin all day long.
Don’t be afraid to layer a few different types of moisturizers to achieve the hydrated, fresh skin you’ve been dreaming of. Use one for your eye area, one for night time, and another for the day, plus specialty products for any trouble spots. Remember to use lighter formulas first, followed by the heavier ones for best absorption.
When picking a moisturizer, texture is about more than just personal preference. Choose a cream with a luxe texture for maximum moisture absorption. But remember, moisturizing shouldn’t mean oily or greasy. In fact, oil-free formulas are often best.
Avoid Harsh Exfoliants
Dry skin often comes with flaking and roughness. It may be tempting to use strong exfoliating formulas to try to smooth out these problems, but that can cause damage that will only exacerbate the root causes of your dry skin. A lighter exfoliant will work just as well at removing dead skin cells, without damaging your skin and causing imbalances.
Protect Your Skin from the Sun
One of the best ways to keep your skin healthy and fresh is to protect it from the damaging rays of the sun. In fact, you might say that SPF is one of the strongest anti-aging products on the market! Be sure to protect your skin with a strong SPF, no matter the weather. Remember, sunscreen isn’t just for the pool or the beach. It should be a part of your everyday routine, regardless of how much sun you expect to get.
Hydrate in Your Sleep
Sleep is a time for rest and restoration for all of your body’s systems. Your skin is no different. Choose a strong night moisturizer to hydrate as you sleep. Our Overnight Hydrating Skincare Duo is a great choice with an anti-aging power serum and a night moisturizer too. You’ll enjoy the benefits of vitamins A and C for brighter, softer, smoother skin overnight.
Don’t Forget Your Lips
When caring for your skin, many people forget to pay attention to their lips. The skin here is different and needs special care to thrive. If you want to have smooth, soft lips, nourish them with a product designed specifically for lips. Our Two-in-One Lip Treatment is an excellent choice to exfoliate, cleanse, smooth, hydrate, and protect all at once.
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