Your Guide to The Best Skincare Routine For Dry Flaky Skin
Is your skin uncomfortable? Flaky? Itchy? Tight? Feels like you can never have enough moisturizer? If you answered yes to any of these questions, keep reading: You may have dry skin. But, don't fret: We’re here to help.
What’s The Difference Between Dry Vs. Dehydrated Skin?
Dry skin and dehydrated skin may sound similar, but they're actually totally different. Dry skin is a permanent caused shortage of sebum, whereas dehydrated skin is a temporary skin condition caused by a lack of moisture.
In other words, dry skin is caused by a lack of oil, while dehydrated skin is caused by a lack of water. It’s also worth noting that your skin can be both dry and dehydrated at the same time, so it’s important to implement hydrating products that contain oil— keeping your skin smooth and supple — into your daily skincare routine.
Best Skincare Routine For Dry Skin: A Step-By-Step Guide
So, you have dry skin: Now what? Start with establishing a hydrating skincare routine, which will give you that all-over glow you’ve been dreaming of. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating safe and effective skincare routine for dry skin:
1. A Non-Foaming Facial Cleanser
Washing your face is an essential part of any skincare routine; however, you’ll want to make sure you’re not stripping your skin of its natural oils. When choosing a cleanser, look for the words “hydrating” and “gentle” in the name. These are typically best suited for dry skin types.
2. A Hydrating Toner
A hydrating toner can work wonders for dry skin. Toners are formulated to balance the pH of your skin — and some even have added benefits, like protecting from environmental damage. Pro tip (and warning!): Do not use any astringent toners with drying alcohols or witch hazel.
3. A Hydrating Facial Treatment
A luxe, top-rated hyaluronic acid serum makes the perfect addition to your skincare routine. Deeply massage it into your face to help your skin drink up the moisture from your treatment and help with overall absorption of any other nourishing, good-for-you ingredients.
4. A Hydrating Facial Moisturizer
A good face moisturizer is always essential — especially if you have dry skin. Look for a rich cream with hydrating ingredients like lipids, ceramides, peptides, and humectants, including glycerin and/or hyaluronic acid.
5. A Lightweight Sunscreen
Even if you have dry skin, a lightweight sunscreen is the way to go. Besides, nobody wants a heavy, sticky sunscreen that weighs them down all day. Plus, SPF is the most important step of your skincare routine, which is why it’s so important to find one that absorbs quickly and effectively.
Beia’s Dry Skin Do’s and Don’ts
- Use gentle exfoliants that also contain hydrating and soothing ingredients
- Use products that contain hyaluronic acid: Your skin will drink up the hydration! (PS. check out Beia’s Daily Hydrating and Setting Mist: It’s loaded with skin-loving ingredients for all skin-types)
- Exfoliate every single day!
- Use products with drying alcohols
Best Skincare Products For Dry Skin
Let’s get to the fun stuff — because we know you love a product recommendation. Below, read on for some expert-approved skincare products for dry skin.
The Best Cleansers For Dry Skin
Drunk Elephant Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser
Biossance Squalane + Elderberry Jelly Cleanser
The Best Hydrating Treatments For Dry Skin
Glow Recipe Plum Plump Hyaluronic Serum
The Best Moisturizers For Dry Skin
Laneige Water Bank Moisture Cream
Skinfix Barrier+ Triple Lipid-Peptide Cream
The Best Sunscreens For Dry Skin