Ever feel like your skin is sandpaper? Dry skin can be super uncomfortable – and look totally lacklustre. If an uninspired visage is staring back at you in the mirror, dry skin may be the culprit. Moisture is what dry skin needs, and lots of it! So how do you get it? Short of changing your genetics, a natural skin care routine for dry skin is an easy way to quench your skin’s thirst.
What Is Dry Skin?
Dry skin tends to produce less oil than other skin types. It might sound strange, but we actually want our skin to produce oil (sebum). It’s this natural oil which helps to moisturise and protect our skin. It forms a barrier against external pollutants. Without this protective substance, we’re susceptible to free radical damage, and fine lines and wrinkles can start to appear.
What Causes Dry Skin?
Dry skin is often genetic, but it can also be caused by other factors. Hot baths and showers, and chlorinated swimming pools, can strip your skin of precious oil. Harsh skincare products are also a common culprit. Seasonal changes can leach skin of moisture, which is why special skin care for winter or summer can be a wise idea. You might find that your skin gets drier as you get older. That’s because your skin naturally produces less oil as you age. But rest assured – dry skin can affect anyone, of any age.
How To Tell If You Have Dry Skin
If your skin feels tight, rough, itchy, or flaky, chances are you have dry skin. Dry skin can be prone to showing redness and fine lines. Dry skin can also be associated with skin conditions such as eczema or psoriasis. We recommend you seek advice from a doctor or dermatologist.
The Best Dry Skin Care Routine
Moisture, moisture, moisture! Dry skin needs products that carry moisture in spades. The ultimate skin care routine for dry skin uses natural products to drench skin in moisture. Then, it’s about locking that moisture into the skin so that skin feels dewy all day. 100% natural skincare products do all that and more. They deliver pure, antioxidant-rich ingredients to your skin’s surface.
Step 1: Cleanse with a nourishing face wash
Start with a creamy cleanser with nourishing ingredients, such as Hallelujah Lime & Patchouli Cleanser & Makeup Remover. The avocado oil base is rich in antioxidants. It not only removes impurities but leaves skin feeling soft and hydrated. The nourishing oils in this creamy face cleanser include carrot seed oil, jojoba oil, and macadamia nut oil. Working together, they help to replenish skin’s natural moisture.