Basic skin care for Dry skin

Today About Dry skin

Why, what and how to care about it!

Dry skin has a low level of sebum and can be prone to sensitivity. The skin has a parched look caused by its inability to retain moisture. It usually feels "tight" and uncomfortable after washing unless some type of moisturizer or skin cream is applied. Chapping and cracking are signs of extremely dry, dehydrated skin. 
Dryness is exacerbated by wind, extremes of temperature and air-conditioning, all of which cause the skin to flake, chap and feel tight. This type of skin is tightly drawn over bones. It looks dull, especially on the cheeks and around the eyes. There may be tiny expression lines on these spots and at the comers of the mouth. 


  • The oil glands do not supply enough lubrication to the skin. As a result, the skin becomes dehydrated.
  • Skin gets exposed to the elements especially in winter.
  • Dry skin could be due to a genetic condition.
  • Poor diet. Nutritional deficiencies, especially deficiencies of vitamin A and the B vitamins.
  • Environmental factors such as exposure to sun, wind, cold, chemicals, or cosmetics
  • Conditions such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, or seborrhea.

How To Care for Dry Skin

Avoid the use of tap water when cleansing dry skin. The deposits are too drying on the skin. And never, ever use hot water. Use mineral water to freshen your face. Don't use a washcloth-a rough texture can irritate. In the morning, apply a spray of mineral water on your skin. Dry skin needs plenty of thorough but gentle cleansing, regular stimulation with massage and generous quantities of oil and moisture. It also needs extra careful protection. Washing dry skin with soap and water not only removes grime but also the natural oils protecting the skin. A moisturizer increases the water content of the outer layers of the skin and gives it a soft, moist look. Use nondetergent, neutral-pH products to cleanse your skin. Avoid using any commercial soap. And always touch your face gently. 
Cleanse your face with: 
  • Soft cleansing milk- for dry or dry/sensitive skin. They are usually more moisturizing but still remove dirt, makeup and other impurities well.
  • Dry skin doesn’t need toner. But if you still wanna use it choose a hydrating mist. Avoid astringents as they are alcohol-based and will strip even more oil and moisture from your skin.
  • Face cream for dry or dry/sensitive skin - the cream should moisturize and have vitamins. 
  • Skin peeling 1 or 2 times a month
  • In Make-up don't use products with Matt effect - those products eats all fat that your skin needs.

Face cream
Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

Biotherm - Sense Comfort Aquaradiance Moisturizing Radiance Foundation SPF15 ( Dry Skin )

Make on your own!

Morning Skin Cleanser/Rejuvenator
Every morning 15 minutes before taking your bath
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon orange juice
1 teaspoon olive oil and 
few drops of rose water 
few drops of lime juice
Mix the above ingredients together and apply on your skin.

Beauty Mask for Dry Skin
1 egg 
1 teaspoon of honey, 
1/2 teaspoon of olive oil and 
few drops of rose water
Mix the ingredients thoroughly and use as a mask.

Essential Oils For Dry Skin


Make up:


Begin with washing your face. Follow with your favourite moisturizer. You may also use a good quality face primer, which also provides moisture and make your makeup last longer.
If you’re using moisturizer, wait first for five minutes and allow it to absorb well to avoid a blotchy finish. When you select a face moisturizer, it is recommended that you look for ingredients such as almond, avocado or mineral oil, all of which do not clog the pores.
Face primers fill in and smooth out the skin, so that foundation sits well on top of it, giving a soft even look.


A concealer is of immense use to a woman with dry skin, because it can effectively mask blemishes, pigmentation and rough spots.
Choose a special moisturizing concealer containing ingredients such as polyhydroxy acid and gluconolactone to smooth out uneven skin tone and mask fine lines. The first step of moisturizing is very important, because concealers can settle into fine lines in dry skin.


If your skin is extremely dry and flaking, try to avoid powder foundations. Powders tend to dry out the skin even more, resulting in a dull tired look, rather than glowing and fresh. Also, powder also settles into fine lines, making them more obvious.


It is better to use cream-based shadows if you have dry skin. This is because it is usually prone to developing fine lines, often around the eyes. Powder eyeshadows may settle into these and highlight them further. Using a nice cream eyeshadow which is designed to reflect light will make eyes look bright and the colours will stand out for a longer time.
When removing eye makeup, people with dry skin must use a remover specifically for the eyes. Check the label for words like ‘hydrating’ and ‘nourishing’.


Lips, in women with dry skin are very sensitive to damage from sun exposure and cold climate. Lips balms with intensive moisturizing ingredients are essential to protect from chapping and drying. Stay away from balms containing menthol, camphor and other similar cooling ingredients.
Select an emollient lip balm with ingredients such as vitamin E, avocado, jojoba, kiwi, almond oil, etc, which will give an added boost of moisture to your lips. You can buy balms with SPF content too ward off sun damage. Tinted lip balms are a great way to add colour and moisture to your lips.
When buying lipsticks, try to avoid matte lipsticks. Dry lips become even drier with matte formalas. If you must use these, apply them over a layer of balm first.

Take care of your skin- moisturize it good, eat healthy, drink lot of water and i hope that not after a long time- you will have a better looking and feeling skin!

Laura :)

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