When it comes to myths in skincare, the idea that dry skin causes wrinkles is right up there with you not needing sunscreen in the winters! The reality is — no, dry skin does not cause wrinkles. B-U-T, wrinkles are more prominent on dry skin as compared to oily or combination skin types. This is because oily skin has its in-built hydration system, which creates the appearance of a smoother skin texture. Whereas signs of ageing like wrinkling, creping, sagging and flaking on your face, look more exaggerated on dry skin. The real culprits responsible for causing premature signs of ageing like wrinkles to appear on your skin are sun damage, environmental aggressors like pollutants and poor lifestyle habits like bad diet and smoking.
Ahead, we’ve listed down some simple tips you can follow to minimise the appearance of wrinkles on dry skin.
- 01. Use cream-based cleanser
- 02. Use ingredients that strengthen the skin’s barrier
- 03. Turn to potent ingredients for supreme hydration
- 04. Upgrade you makeup removal regime
01. Use cream-based cleanser
Cleanse with a creamy and nourishing face wash that hydrates your skin instead stripping it off moisture. The Lakme Blush & Glow Strawberry Creme Face Wash is formulated with hydrating fruit extracts and antioxidants to not only cleanse your face without drying it, but also protect your skin from free radical damage.
02. Use ingredients that strengthen the skin’s barrier
When picking a moisturiser, make sure you focus on supreme nourishment, with thick, often emollient-like products to moisturise your skin. The Simple Kind To Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturiser is formulated with skin-loving ingredients like vitamin B5 and glycerin, among others, to provide twice the amount of hydration you will get as compared to a regular moisturiser.
03. Turn to potent ingredients for supreme hydration
There is a reason why serums have gained so much popularity in the past few years. They are loaded with potent formulas that provide instant results. Use a hydrating serum that infuses moisturise into dry skin and makes it look smooth and supple. Looks for ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamins A and E, etc. to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on your face. The Dermalogica Multivitamin Power Serum is a powerful serum packed with microencapsulated vitamin A and E, and magnesium ascorbyl phosphate that stimulates collagen production to keep the skin looking plump and youthful.
04. Upgrade you makeup removal regime
Ditch alcohol-based makeup removers and pick hydrating ones that will get remove makeup without leaving your skin feeling dry and tight. The Pond’s Vitamin Micellar Water Hydrating Aloe Vera removes every last trace of makeup while nourishing your skin.