Having great smooth and soft skin is not just a matter of DNA; the food you eat, the daily routine that you follow are all that affect your skin.
If you are a person like me who has a dry skin type, then you must follow the steps that I follow in my daily life routine to keep your skin hydrated, smooth, and soft.
People like me who have dry skin type, always struggle in maintaining the hydration level of their skin. To solve this problem all we need to have is a good skincare routine that helps in holding hydration levels and keep our skin moisturized.
A daily skincare routine that should be followed by everyone
It is important to follow a personalized skincare routine for each skin type. Yes, you should take care of your skin on a daily basis and all you have to follow is some steps to maintain it.
Below, I have mentioned a full detailed guide of steps that you should follow to keep up with your dry skin.
Pampering your skin before you step out of the house, prepares it to fight the toxins and pollutants present out there.
For a healthy skincare routine follow these steps:
Step 1: Cleanse your Skin
This is the first step that you should follow after waking up in the morning. For the dry skin type, you would require a mild, gentle, and hydrating face wash.
This will help to remove all the dead shed cells of your skin and will give an instant hydration boost.
Now if you are confused about what brand product you should go for, then let me ease out the task for you.
Products you can try out:
- CeraVe Hydrating Face Wash
- La Roche-Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Facewash
Step 2: Apply Serum
Your skin needs to be protected from all the toxins and pollutants that are present in the environment. To prep, your skin for that all you need to do is apply a serum that has antioxidant properties. It will help your skin to fight back from those toxins.
Products that you can try:
- Caudalie Vinosource S.O.S Thirst Quenching Serum
- The Body Shop Drops Of Youth Concentrate
Step 3: Moisturize Your Skin
Immediately after applying the above-mentioned steps, you should apply Moisturizer. Moisturizer helps in nourishing the skin and also maintains the hydration level of the skin.
This is the most important step for people who have dry skin. Washout your face and apply moisturizer on your damp face. Try to pick a product that contains hydrating elements, glycerine, and Vitamin B.
Products that you can try are:
- CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
- Garnier SkinActive Moisture Bomb
- Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel-Cream
Step 4: Protect your skin from the sun
After moisturizing your skin, all you need to do is layer your skin with a sun-protecting cream. Sunscreen helps the skin to protect them from UV rays and also from early aging. While buying a product for sun protection always remember to check that it contains a minimum SPF 30.
People do have a myth that it benefits only in the summers. But it protects your skin in every season.
Products that you can try are:
- EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
- La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Sunscreen Milk SPF 60
Everyone should follow this skincare routine, especially those who have dry skin. In the morning after following this routine you can go forward and apply makeup over it. If you regularly follow this morning skincare routine then you will definitely find a change in your skin.
Night skincare routine
Once you are back home from the office, it’s time to wash all your makeup and step into your night skincare routine.
There are some basic steps that are needed to be followed before you hit your bed.
Step 1: Taking out all makeup from your skin
It is important to wash your face and clean out all the makeup before sleeping. If you don’t follow this step your pores will get clogged and the skin will not breathe enough oxygen that it requires.
For this, you can use an oil-based cleanser that will help in diluting all your makeup and ease out the process of cleaning. It also replenishes the dead cells of your dry skin.
Products that you can try out are:
- Tatcha Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil
- Burt’s Bees Cleansing Oil
- DHC Deep Cleansing Oil
Step 2: Cleanse your face
After removing all the make-up from your face, you need to wash your face. It is important that the facewash you use should contain hydrating properties, vitamin B, and other nourishing properties.
Hydration properties will provide an instant boost to your skin. This will help in giving your skin an amazing glow.
Products you should try:
- Neutrogena HydroBoost Hydrating Gel Cleanser
- Shiseido Pureness Refreshing Water
Step 3: Exfoliate your skin
The most important step in a skincare routine. Exfoliator helps in removing all the dead shed cells of your skin and makes your skin smooth and soft. Always try to use a moisturizing face scrub and a good exfoliator to clean the dirt from the face.
Products you can try are:
- St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub
- The Body Shop Seaweed Pore Cleansing Facial Exfoliator
Step 4: Hydrate your skin with a facial mist
Try using facial mists rather than the astringent. Facial mists are great in providing instant hydration to your skin and help your skin to absorb moisture.
Products that you can try:
- Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
- Avene Eau Thermale Gentle Toning Lotion
Step 5: Apply Hydrating Serum
Serums contain high boosting hydration molecules. They boost your skin immediately and help in nourishment. If you have dry skin like me, then you should try serums. They have the power to keep your skin refreshing.
Step 6: Apply night cream or a Sleep mask
Before hitting your bed, you should apply night cream or a sleep mask to your skin. This will help in repairing your skin cells at night.
When you wake up in the morning, you will see your skin glowing like a crystal glass.
Products to try are:
- Aveeno Positively Radiant Overnight Hydrating Facial Moisturizer
- Clarins Multi-Active Nuit
- CeraVe PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion
Having a good skincare routine is not enough. You need to be consistent and wholeheartedly committed to the process and your daily diet. Eating healthy and drinking a lot of water can make a huge difference in one’s dry skin.