Do you know what isn’t cheerful about fun family turkey day or happy holidays of good news and joy? Dry skin – the kind of itchy, red, flaky, uncomfortable tight feeling that leaves you with ho-ho-no skin.
Struggling to hydrate dry skin can happen any time of the year, but the cold, dripping months put our precious skin at greater risk. It’s time for dry, dull skin to get a skin vacation with the best dry skin care routine she can engulf to achieve skin harmony and the good news of comfort and joy.
What causes dry skin?
You have probably wondered many times why your skin is so dry? We’re not trying to ruminate on you, but dry skin may be a condition you were destined to have (or not have) at birth. It is a skin type defined by a low level of lipids or fatty acids in your epidermal layer.
Naturally, dry skin does not produce as much sebum or oil as other skin types, and as a result, this skin type will be chronically dry. A little holiday cheer? There are things you can do to help your dry skin. More on this soon! But first, there are other factors that can cause dry skin.
When the temperatures are low or the air is dry, the weather draws precious moisture away from our skin cells. Living in a cold or dry climate can also make dry skin worse. Age, work, diet and smoking habits can also cause dry skin. If your complexion is less than bright and cheerful, you probably have dry skin.
How to tell if you have dry skin
Unlike other skin types that generally belong to a broad spectrum, dry skin can be obvious to spot. In the skin there is a feeling of tightness, discomfort and a lack of moisture or hydration on and in the skin. Imagine how our skin feels after spending a few hours in the pool on a hot sunny day; this can be the way dry skin feels 24/7.
In addition to this tight feeling, dry skin can be more prone to cracking, splitting, irritation, rashes, burning, and reactivity. Not only is dry skin irritating and overall uncomfortable, it’s also the number one cause of dull skin. This is because flaky, dry skin does not reflect light as well as a smooth surface, resulting in a dull complexion.
Often with dry skin, the acid mantle on the skin needs some maintenance. Luckily for us, the acid mantle can be maintained and repaired. And since dry skin can be constant, recurring, or temporary, we’ve compiled a list of the best skin care products to nourish thirsty complexions.
What is the best skin care routine for dry skin?
Enough about why dry skin occurs and its bothersome symptoms, you want to know if this dry, flaky mess is fixable, right? Yes! We’ve curated the ultimate skincare regimen for dry, sensitive skin that you can use as your daily skincare routine with a few extra night cares.
It’s packed with fa-la-adorable ingredients like hydrating essential oils, hydrating seaweed, nourishing super fruits, and more that can save your skin from disaster and get it ready to shine like a star in the Christmas tree.
Step 1: Cleansing Balm with Blood Orange
Massage this luxurious balm into your skin to melt away makeup and impurities. Cleansing should not strip your skin of precious water. Yes, that’s right, this cleansing balm has all the characteristics of a rich, creamy balm that moisturizes and softens the skin with organic avocado oil, coconut oil and beeswax . So, massage and bask in the invigorating scent of blood orange essential oil!
2nd step: Rose water cleansing gel
Take the stress out of your day in depth with this gentle, skin-smoothing cleanser. Made with fragrant Damask Rose and soothing Calendula Flower, this liquid cleansing gel uses balancing rose hydrosol to restore and protect the moisture barrier. As the very first ingredient, vegetable glycerin restores and protects the moisture barrier. White tea gently tones and balances the complexion.
Step 3: Sea Culture Hydrating Repair Toner
Toner is essential for hydrating and preparing your skin for the next power players in your routine. Featuring hyaluronic acid, a powerful hydrating lifter, this water elixir is sure to seal in precious moisture. We also combine this skincare miracle with chia water for extra moisturizing action, as well as a powerful gem from Mother Nature, seaweed. Seaweed is great at trapping moisture in your skin, which is exactly why we’ve tapped into its skin-loving minerals and nutrients.
Step 4: Hyaluronic Rose Serum
This charming serum is designed to make skin glow with the ultimate moisturizing trio for a base: aloe, rose and glycerin. Skin drinks up this trio, soothed by these healing and calming ingredients before soaking up all the age-defying and beautifying blooms of this lightweight formula. Add a little to knees, elbows and dry patches as a spot treatment to hydrate dry skin.
PRO-TIP: For dry skin that isn’t cracked or aggravated, PM Powerful Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidant Serum will deliver the greatest anti-aging benefits at night. It includes hydrating rose water, hyaluronic acid, rosehip oil and sea buckthorn oil.
Step 5: Super fruit cream
Hello, all this is beautiful and bright; this perfectly balanced cream is ready to penetrate directly into the skin. It contains acai oil, goji seed oil, aloe juice and other antioxidant-rich ingredients. It’s healing with prickly pear and goji and hydrating with aloe and olive for a dynamic double duo of hydration and repair. It has a delicious, light, fruity scent and a rich, creamy, whipped lotion texture. It is perfect for quenching parched skin.
Step 6: Nourishing Eye Cream with Super Fruit Oil
We’ve chosen the most nourishing super fruit oils to help hydrate your skin. These oils have been cold pressed to retain their nutrient rich properties. Organic acai oil is rich in vitamins A, C and E to strengthen the skin. goji berry, acerola and elderberry contain a range of powerful antioxidants to protect and repair the delicate under-eye area.
Step 7: Green tea SPF 30
For hydration and sun protection, we prevent dryness and flaking with not only a skin lotion to hydrate dry skin, but also a natural SPF that locks in the extra moisture we need. The protective and toning antioxidants in the star ingredient green tea make it a gentle, lightweight and fortified formula that makes applying sunscreen feel much less like a chore and more like self-care.
PM stage: Retinol Repair Night Balm
To finish your skin care routine, you can perfectly use the same moisturizer you used during the day. But if you’re looking for something more nourishing with an anti-aging boost, our Retinol Repair Night Balm is perfect for hitting the “refresh” button on your skin.
This anti-aging retinol night cream is formulated with nourishing vitamins and antioxidants to enhance skin’s natural glow. Vegan retinol helps promote a more even skin tone, while diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Be sure to follow up the next morning with SPF.
Weekly step: Deep Hydration Sheet Mask
This intensely hydrating mask replenishes dry, thirsty skin with aloe juice and a nourishing trio of cucumber, hyaluronic acid and plant ceramides. This watery botanical blend seals in long-lasting hydration to leave skin ultra-plumped, soft and supple. Anti-inflammatory rosehip, ylang-ylang and chamomile help calm skin, while beta-glucan soothes and hydrates.
Happy, holiday skin is all about balance, and that not only applies to the natural and fabulous products we’ve selected here for you, but it also applies to skin habits. Now we know that we tend to indulge in festive foods and sweet treats during the holidays, and hey, that’s okay! No, bah skin-bug here! But make sure you have your best skincare routine for dry skin to keep your complexion happy and glowing!