One of the biggest gifts you can give yourself and your skin is some TLC. Sparing a few minutes everyday to make sure your skin stays healthy is just what it actually needs to glow. And while we understand that each skin type comes with its own skin troubles, there is nothing in this world that a religiously followed skincare routine can’t solve. So, for all you lovelies with dry skin, we have mapped out a thorough everyday skincare routine to follow to take care of your skin.
Step 1: Cleanse your skin
Cleansing the face is the first step towards healthy skin. For dry skin, we suggest going with a nourishing face wash like the Simple Kind To Skin Moisturising Facial Wash. While it is free of harsh chemicals like parabens and artificial colours that can otherwise dry skin, it uses multivitamins to soften and nourish it. The bisabolol in it also moisturises your face while clearing your skin of everyday dirt and grime. Use this face wash twice a day--in the morning and before hitting the bed at night--to make sure your skin stays hydrated.
Step 2: Spritz on some toner
When you have dry skin, it is always a good idea to turn to a toner. This helps make sure that the skin is well-cleansed, other skincare products are nicely absorbed, and most importantly, the skin pH levels are balanced. Use an alcohol-free toner that does not strip your face of its natural oils and has hydrating ingredients to bind moisture in the skin. It should also be able to remove impurities, tighten pores, and make your skin look refreshed and healthy.
Step 3: Opt for a hyaluronic acid serum
Dry skin needs all the nourishment and hydration in the world, and that’s why we suggest going for a serum with hyaluronic acid like the Simple Booster Serum - 3% Hyaluronic Acid. It is also infused with pentavitin and provitamin B5 which gets easily absorbed in the skin and helps smoothen its texture, boost hydration, and make it appear all fresh and glowy. Just apply a few dots of this serum on your face and neck after cleansing and toning, and gently massage it in a circular motion. Like its cleanser counterpart, this Simple serum is also free of alcohol and perfumes, making it perfect for sensitive skin.
Step 4: Never without a moisturiser
To give your dry skin its daily dose of hydration, make sure you never skip moisturising it in the morning. Dab on a nice, hydrating moisturiser like the Pond's Super Light Gel Oil Free Moisturiser all over your face in the morning and massage it gently. While it is not greasy, it surely boosts dry skin by moisturising it for 24 hours straight. With the help of hyaluronic acid and vitamin E, it locks in hydration in your skin making it soft and supple. We’re totally marking this one for daily use.
Step 5: Boost your skin hydration overnight
Waking up with puffy eyes and dry, dull skin is a buzz kill. That’s why you need to make night creams a part of your skincare routine. While peaceful, good sleep definitely helps, a nice overnight cream makes sure you wake up to the skin of your dreams. Skin-loving ingredients in such creams bind water to skin cells to make your face smooth and fresh and provide long-lasting hydration throughout the night to ensure you wake up with plump, well-hydrated skin.
Step 6: Go the extra mile
Want naturally hydrated and glowing skin without slathering on layers of foundation and moisturiser? We have got the answer to all your prayers - Pond's Vitamin Duo Sheet Mask. Just by leaving it on for 15 minutes, it uses dual action to hydrate dull skin with the help of real coconut water and multivitamins. The paraben-free mask is also loaded with castor oil, niacinamide and hyaluronic acid, all super ingredients needed to tone your skin and restore its softness. And what we love is the fresh and natural glow this mask instantly gives to your face. So, what are you waiting for? Get your hands on this one right away!