Skincare is one of the most important things we can do for ourselves and our bodies. Giving the skin the proper care is not only making sure our skin looks its best, but it’s also making sure it feels its best. Taking care of the skin ensures feeling confident, comfortable, and refreshed.
Before choosing a skincare routine, it’s important to understand the different skin types as well as figure out which one is yours. While you might have normal skin, it’s also possible you might have one of the other four: oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin. Whatever your skin type may be, know that there are also various skincare routines you can add to your daily life and make sure your skin receives the proper attention.
Those with dry skin might feel a sort of tightness in their skin, as well as notice flaking or scaly patches. According to BioClarity, their pores are almost invisible and they might suffer from premature wrinkles and skin irritation. According to WebMD, those who have dry skin have a generally dull, or rough complexion, red patches, the skin tends to be less elastic, and the lines are more visible. Also, the skin can crack, become itchy, or peel. Dry skin might be caused by different factors, with one of them being family history because as BioClarity suggests, even genetics can affect the amount of sebum that is produced in the skin’s oil glands.
Other factors include showering habits, such as using very warm water. Although it might feel good when it’s cold and snowy, the hot water does damage to the skin while at the same time drying it. Then there’s the lack of moisturizing as well as the lack of using SPF. Another reason why your skin is dry might be the winter weather. Meaning during winter, there is a decrease in the humidity levels, and that might cause your skin to dry out. When using a heater indoors, make sure to also get a humidifier, so there’s enough moisture in the room.
However, it’s also important that you pay special attention to your skincare routine and make sure you have opted for the right regimens.
Skincare Routine For Dry Skin
To take care of your dry skin, there are two main routines you should opt for. Beginning with the morning routine and the evening routine. According to Style Craze, an effective morning routine would be:
1. Wash face: As soon as you wake up, splash your face with cold water several times in order for your skin to feel refreshed.
2. Cleanser: Cleanse your face gently with a moisturizing cleanser. However, be careful to choose a natural one containing minimum chemicals.
3. Toner: Take a toner that is not drying and tone your skin. Rose water is also a good option.
4. Moisturizing: Apply moisturizer all over your face until it’s absorbed completely.
5. Sunscreen: Do not forget SPF if you’re about to go out. Make sure that the sunscreen has an SPF of 30 or more.
6. Makeup: In case you want to apply makeup, then Style Craze says the best option is to ‘go light’. Meaning opt for tinted moisturizers, bb creams, and concealers.
According to research, it’s best if you make sure your skin is moisturized during the day. More specifically, you can reapply moisturizer all over your face once again during the day, or simply in patches that are dry.
The evening routine is essential. During the day, our pores go through a lot. And, according to The Zoe Report, during the evening the skin needs time to refresh and be repaired. So, an evening routine according to The Zoe Report would be:
1. Cleanse: Choose a cleansing lotion instead of the morning cleanser in order to calm the skin. The milky texture provides the moisture that is necessary.
2. Toner: Spray some natural herbs so it helps keep your skin moisturized.
3. Serum: For an overnight routine, an intensive hyaluronic acid would be a good choice and this way you will wake up with a flake-free skin.
4. Facial Oil: Due to its rich texture, the oil such as marula, helps to heal as well as reduce the redness of the face, this way providing hydration.
5. Eye Cream: Eye cream should be used every night before bed because the skin under the eyes is more sensitive and it needs the proper hydration.
6. Moisturizer: Do not forget to use moisturizer, and you’re good to go (sleep).
WebMD suggests that you should take shorter showers and baths. Do not use deodorant soaps but opt instead for mild and gentle ones. Drink a lot of water, as well as consume foods that have a lot of water content, as Style Craze writes. Choose the ones that are rich in vitamins and avoid over-fried food.
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In case you have oily skin, you might be interested in: Skincare Routine For Oily Skin: Morning Routine & Evening Routine.
Further reading: What Are The Best Moisturizers For Combination Skin?