Often it seems skincare products are geared towards oily skins with acne and dry skins are considered easier to cope with. However, dry skin can be just as uncomfortable. And, with the current trend of glowy skin we want to make sure our make-up sits perfectly! Luckily there are quite a few skincare products that really hydrate the skin and help to make your dry skin glow.
For cleansing it is important to avoid foaming cleansers as they strip the skin of natural oils and consequently dry it out further. Instead opt for a balm cleanser as they deeply cleanse the skin whilst nourishing it and hydrating it. The Elemis Collagen Cleansing Balm is a cult favourite however a more affordable option which is also really effective is The Body Shop Camomile Cleansing Butter. They effectively remove makeup due to the almost oily consistency and won’t leave that horrible tight feeling after cleansing.
As much as it is tempting to use a scrub to get rid of any dry patches on your skin, this is actually going to dry your skin out further and irritate the skin. Instead, in the toning stage of your routine use a chemical exfoliant. For example, the Pixi Glow Tonic is very popular and it contains glycolic acid which will get rid of all the dead skin cells in a more gentle way.
Of course the most important step to help with dry skin, is moisturize moisturize moisturize. It can be hard to find a moistuiser rich enough to deeply hydrate but not too thick that it will clog pores or not sink into the skin. Cetaphil’s Moisturising Lotion comes highly recommended by dermatologists for dry skin. It is actually used by people who are on the acne treatment roaccutane which is infamous for really drying out the skin. The formula is soothing and deeply moisturizing yet its not too thick in consistency and nicely sinks into the skin so makeup can be used on top.
There are lots and lots of masks on the market that can help you to achieve that hydrated dewy glow. Sheet masks are known for their hydrating properties and are used by jetlagged supermodels on long haul flights to plump up their skin. These types of masks are almost like a two in one as they leave a hydrating serum on the skin after removing which doesn’t need to be washed off it can just be massaged in. Alternatively overnight moisture masks are a really effective way to hydrate the skin and being able to wake up with a natural glow. The Origins Drink Up Intensive Mask claims to ‘quench skin’s thirst’ and prevent moisture loss in the future, this is a really good option for those with dehydrated, dry skin types.
Alongside skincare products it is also important to be consistently drinking plenty of water to hydrate the skin from the inside out. Another idea would be use to a humidifier in your bedroom at night to keep the moisture levels in the air high which will keep dry skin moisturised also. Hopefully, by using these tips those with dry skins will be able to achieve that enviable dewy glow throughout the upcoming summer months.