Tailoring your skincare routine to your skin type is one top tip from any beauty specialist. Dry skin needs special attention when it comes to soothing and nourishing to avoid excess dryness and irritation.
Often, as you get older your skin type can change too, so even if you didn't suffer from dry skin in your younger years, it may start rearing its head as you age. The more care you take with your skin, the firmer, healthier and more youthful your appearance. Here's just a few ways to combat dry skin challenges.
Cleanse with gentle products
It can be tempting to give your face a good scrub at the end of the day, especially if you've been wearing makeup. But remember, anything that aggravates dry skin will only leave it feeling dull, sore and tired.
Washing your face with warm water and a gentle cleansing wash once a day is enough to cleanse without irritation. In the evening, remove your makeup and daily dirt build up with a targeted cleanser for dry skin. Products like Elemis's Rehydrating Rosepetal Cleanser are the perfect choice. Once cleansed, remember to tone your skin, again, choosing a product like Elemis's matching Rehydrating Ginseng Toner.
Use the right moisturiser
After cleansing and toning, always use a great moisturiser made for dry skin. Applying when your face is still slightly damp will encourage your skin to soak up and lock in extra moisture, so don't rush to pat your face totally dry.
Some of our top picks include Yves Rocher's Intense Regenerating Care Cream, and Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Miracle Hydrating Mist which can be popped into your handbag and used throughout the day.
Exfoliating your skin will remove dead cells, giving you that all-important glow and smoothing off rougher areas. As with any approach to caring for dry skin, go for gentle, soothing exfoliators that won't dry you out further.
Top up on treatments
Regular treatments will give your skin a little extra TLC. On a daily basis, you can integrate a facial oil into your skincare routine. Applied with your moisturiser, products like DECLÃ‡?OR's Aromessence Mandarin Smoothing Oil Serum can give your complexion a serious moisture boost. And when it comes to face masks, EstÃ‡Â¸e Lauder's gorgeous Micro Essence Infusion Mask will give you that dewy, youthful glow in an instant.