Our therapists are often asked about how to manage dry skin. While a monthly facial treatment can improve hydration levels, following a targeted skincare routine for dry skin at home is the easiest way to calm and soothe uncomfortable dryness.
Keep reading to discover the key steps to achieving supple, radiant and hydrated-looking skin.
What Does Dry Skin Look Like?
Skin that feels tight, rough and is prone to flakiness falls into the dry skin category. Those with dry skin produce less sebum, the natural oil responsible for keeping skin hydrated.
As well as feeling dry, dry skin often looks red, feels itchy and can even crack in extreme cases.
What Causes Dry Skin?
There are a number of factors that can cause dry skin, including cold temperatures and low humidity. These cause the blood vessels to narrow, lowering the production of sebum and drying out the skin’s lipid barrier.
Ageing can also reduce sebaceous gland secretion, resulting in tight-feeling, dry skin.
Skincare Routine for Dry Skin
Follow this simple skincare routine for dry skin to help restore optimal moisture levels and leave skin feeling supple, hydrated and healthy.
Adding oils, such as our Miracle Facial Oil, into a skincare routine can help to nourish dry skin types. Used alone, layered or mixed with different textures, oils add lasting comfort and deeply hydrate the skin.
Step 1: Double Cleanse
Gentle cleansing products can help to manage dry skin by cleansing pores and removing dead cells without stripping away the skin’s essential oils.
Try our Thermal Cleansing Balm for the first cleanse. Formulated with Hungarian moor mud and sweet almond oil, the gentle balm cleanses, draws out impurities and removes all make-up (including waterproof mascara) without stripping away moisture, leaving skin feeling soft and looking hydrated.
For the second cleanse, try our Cashmere Cleanser. Designed for sensitive skin, this hydrating cleansing milk helps to remove impurities without drying out the skin. Anti-inflammatory calendula extract helps to soothe and calm dry skin, while shea butter nourishes and moisturises.