Dry Skin is low levels of sebum (oil). Skin is made from water-based cells which are protected externally by lipids such as sebum. When glands do not supply enough lubrication like oil then the skin gets damaged.
Ingredients you should look for with dry skin are;
Humectants (a substance used to reduce loss of moisture) like honey, glycerine and aloe
Oldie-rich oils like Avocado, Argan and Buriti oil
Ceramide, Lactic Acid, oats and oat extract
Rose and Aloe Vera
Is your dry skin genetic? E.g. family members suffer from it. Maybe your oil glands are impaired or you’re not getting enough omega 3. Lack of essential fatty acid means the skin is not getting moisture from the inside to keep it healthy. We pick Krill oil to get those fatty acids because it is better absorbed than fish oil. Krill oil also has many other benefits for the brain, heart, liver, vision and helps support a healthy brain.
Your cleanser is more important that you think. Washing your face with water can make your skin feel extremely tight when you have dry skin and this is usually because you are washing with the wrong cleanser. Look for either a balm or milk cleanser. Another tip is to use luke warm water rather than hot.
De Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm De Mamiel Pure Calm Cleansing Dew Skin & Tonic Calm Clean
Face scrub and Masks
Ideally these should be used together. A face scrub can be used on its own, but a mask would benefit from using a scrub before so it can get deeper into the skin and work its magic. When picking a face scrub, you should always make sure it is a gentle one specific for the face and that it is a natural exfoliant like sugar, oatmeal, rice bran, milled apricot kernals or jojoba. Avoid plastic microbeads, which have been found to work their way through our water system and into our ocean and sea life. Use a face scrub and mask once a week or just when you feel the build-up of dead skin and dirt.
Plant Apothecary Rice & Clean Gentle Face Scrub Skin & Tonic Gentle Face Scrub Dr Barbara Sturm Facial Scrub Savon Stories Raw Argan Face Exfoliation Frank Body Creamy Face Scrub
A mask gives fast results and will prepare your skin for the perfect makeup application, so no fighting with makeup that is caught in dry flaky patches.
Using this after cleaning your face while still wet will lock in moisture and help keep dehydration and dryness at bay. It is also a perfect pick me up half way through the day. Can also be used to set makeup.
Skin & Tonic Rose Mist Josh Rosebrook Advanced Accelerator Face Mist
Think of it as superfood for the skin that you can use or change depending on the way you feel. Serums are always a nice, first start add, to your routine. This step is added after you clean your face but before moisturiser. It will have ingredients designed to penetrate below the top layer of the skin. If you need help with a specific targeted problem then a serum will do that by being concentrated in active ingredients.
Dr Barbara Sturm - Hyaluronic Serum Josh Rosebrook – Active Infusion Serum
Nourishes the top layer of skin making the skins texture soft, while protecting it from the harsh environment pollutions. Drier skin types are best to look for a rich creamy moisturiser with high percentage of oils. An oil moisturiser can also be used.
Dr Barbara Sturm – Day cream / Rich Day cream Josh Rosebrook – Nutrient Day Cream SPF 30 / Vital Balm Cream Plant Apothercary – Oil moisturiser Skin & Tonic – Brit Beauty Oil / Naked oil