If you are a girl with dry and dehydrated skin, then you may already know that finding the right skincare routine is like chancing upon treasure. You know that flaky, tight feeling in your skin all too well. Well, girl, the right skincare routine can fix that for you.
You need a skincare cocktail that provides the right kind of moisture to make your skin appear plump, smooth and flake-free. That's why we're here to break down the exact skincare regimen for dry skin you need to follow every day and night to help you achieve your dream skin in no time. You’re welcome!
AM skincare routine
- Step 01: Cleanse
- Step 02: Face wash
- Step 03: Tone
- Step 04: Serum
- Step 05: Moisturise
- Step 06: Sunscreen
- Step 01: Makeup removal
- Step 02: Cleanse
- Step 03: Tone
- Step 04: Face oil/Serum
- Step 05: Night cream
- Step 06: Eye cream
Step 01: Cleanse
Start by cleansing your skin with a gentle cleanser such as the Lakmé Deep Cleanser Cleansing Milk. This helps rid your skin of dirt, oil and sweat without stripping it further of its natural hydration. This is extremely vital for people with dry skin.
Step 02: Face wash
Next, it is time for face wash. This step helps clean your pores and makes your skin feel squeaky clean. Use the Dove Beauty Moisture Conditioning Facial Cleanser; it effectively cleanses skin while replenishing moisture for beautifully soft and smooth skin.
Step 03: Tone
Toners help add that extra bit of hydration and prep your skin for the skincare products to follow. Hence, you should never skip this step. Use the Dermalogica Multi-Active Toner, which is an alcohol-free formula to safely refresh your skin.
Step 04: Serum
Thanks to potent ingredients in serums, they’re a great way to tackle a number of skin issues. Pick a moisturising formula such as the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Reflection Serum that hydrates the skin to make it look lustrous and glossy.
Step 05: Moisturise
Moisturiser is a saviour for dry skin and it is that hero product that helps to seal in the benefits of your toner and serum. This is one step that you shouldn’t skip, especially if you have dry skin. The Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser is the perfect pick as it thoroughly hydrates the skin and leaves it feeling extremely soft and supple.
Step 06: Sunscreen
The last step in your AM skincare routine is always a sunscreen. Whether or not your moisturiser has SPF, sunscreen is a must. You can try the Lakme Sun Expert SPF 50 PA+++ Ultra Matte Lotion Sunscreen, which blocks up to 97% of harmful UVB rays. It has a light and non-greasy formula that gets easily absorbed into your skin and is very comfortable to wear. Remember to reapply it every few hours.
PM skincare routine
Your night skincare routine is extremely crucial because while you sleep is when maximum skin repair happens. Hence, applying the right products to your skin at bedtime will help your skin heal quicker and stay healthier.
Step 01: Makeup removal
To start off, always thoroughly cleanse your skin. You can use the Simple Kind To Skin Micellar Cleansing Water to get rid of any makeup, dirt, oil and other impurities. This micellar water hydrates your skin while it cleanses, and hence, is perfect for dry skin. Follow this up with a foaming face wash to help thoroughly clean your pores and refresh your skin.
Step 02: Cleanse
Cleaning your face does not end with just makeup removal, you need to follow it up with a foaming face wash. The Lakme Blush & Glow Peach Gel Face Wash is perfect for this. It helps moisturise the skin and gives it a beautiful, soft glow.
Step 03: Tone
It is now time for a toner. Always stick to choose a well-formulated, alcohol-free toner to balance your skin and keep it hydrated.
Step 04: Face oil/Serum
In case you haven’t hopped on the facial oil bandwagon yet, it’s time now. Contrary to popular belief, a facial oil doesn’t make your skin greasy; instead it helps to deeply moisturise your skin and keep it plump. We recommend you use the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Overnight Oil-in-Serum that combines the benefits of oil and serum to deeply hydrate and nourish your skin.
Step 05: Night cream
Wait a few minutes after applying the facial oil to allow it to sink into your skin. Follow this up with a hydrating night cream or moisturiser to help seal in the benefits of the previous skincare products and provide added moisture and nourishment to your dry skin. You can use the Pond’s Flawless Radiance Derma + Night Cream for spotless, radiant and hydrated skin.
Step 06: Eye cream
Eye cream should be a part of every girl’s skincare routine as it provides the thin skin around your eyes with targeted treatment, but it’s especially needed for those with dry skin. The eye cream will help hydrate the eye area, as well as prevent dark circles and wrinkles. Try the Lakmé Absolute Argan Oil Radiance Night Revival Eye Crème. It refreshes tired-looking eyes, reduces dark circles and brightens the under-eye area too.
Written by Urvi Dalal on Oct 03, 2019
Writer, avid reader and hardcore beauty enthusiast is the best way to describe Urvi Dalal. With over 5 years of writing experience in the beauty industry, you can trust her to have the latest skin, hair and makeup tidbits on her fingertips. In her time working as a beauty writer, she has had the opportunity to interact and work closely with a string of dermatologists, makeup artists and hairstylists. All that knowledge exchange, coupled with her flair and love for writing make it possible for her to bring you some authentic yet fun beauty content. When Urvi isn’t working, you’d usually catch her curled up with a big, fat book, drinking a cup of tea or practising her makeup skills; there is no in-between!