Living with dry skin isn't easy. You want a skincare cocktail that provides a plump, smooth, flake-free canvas. Easy, right? If only. That's why we're here to break down the exact regimen you need to follow every day and night—plus a quick, simple weekly pampering session (you're welcome). Your new routine, right this way.
The morning is all about hydration and protection. Here are your staples.
A gentle hydrating wash is best for daily use—you don't want to disrupt your complexion and make matters worse.
An alcohol-free toner will safely refresh your face and prepare it for products to follow. Be sure to choose one with moisturizing properties.
Hydration from a water-based serum infused with hyaluronic acid will last all day long. This one is lightweight enough to layer underneath your moisturizer.
Also choose a water-based option here. Infusing with H2O is truly the way to keep dry skin from flaking and forming patches throughout the day.
Lastly, you'll want to slather on some good old SPF. No matter the season, you need to keep your skin safe from the environment. A serum-like formula won't give you a streaky white cast.
Evenings are for repairing the skin. During a long day of environmental exposure, our pores go through a lot.
To calm the skin after a long day, opt for a cleansing lotion rather than your morning cleanser. The milky texture provides needed moisture right before bedtime.
Rather than applying an aggressive astringent as a toner, spritz on some natural herbs to keep your skin moist.
An intensive hyaluronic acid serum is great for overnight repair. You'll wake up with plumper, flake-free skin.
Treat your skin to a luxurious oil such as marula. The rich texture helps heal, reduces redness and provides deep hydration.
We all know the under-eye area is more sensitive than others, but it's a lot drier too. Be sure to use an extra-rich eye cream every night before bed.
A good overnight moisturizer is a worthy investment when you're dealing with dry skin. This replenishing cream stimulates cell production.
Take your skincare routine to the next level with a weekly face mask. Not only will it help rejuvenate your complexion from the inside out, but it's also very relaxing.
Obviously you need a hydrating option—bonus points if it's infused with aloe vera. The powerful moisturizing and calming properties of aloe help repair dry skin.