An Elegant Skincare Routine for Dry Skin
A specialized skincare routine for dry skin restores luster to a complexion dulled by a rough texture or flaky patches. Using ultra-hydrating products helps preserve your moisture barrier–the outer layer of your skin that protects and promotes radiance by sealing in water–so your complexion feels soft and supple.
The right ingredients are everything when you’re putting together a skincare routine for dry, dehydrated skin. It’s the ideal marriage of nature and science: Botanicals, vitamins, and fatty acids, combined with the latest in skincare technology, powerfully quench parched skin to enhance the natural beauty of your complexion.
Here’s why you should invest in a dry skin skincare routine–and some top products to get you started.
5 Benefits of a Skincare Routine for Dry Skin
You can see a visible improvement in your skin’s appearance when you start using products formulated for dry skin, such as:
1. A diminished appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Think about a dry creek bed in the desert, where the soil is split with cracks caused by lack of moisture. The same thing can happen to dry skin, making lines and wrinkles look more pronounced. Hydrating products temporarily plump the complexion, which reduces the look of those fine lines.
2. Fewer acne breakouts
It’s true–dry skin can be prone to blemishes. That’s because your skin produces more sebum in response to the dryness, and that excess oil can clog your pores.
3. A refined, even texture
Unsightly flakes of dead skin, bumps, or rough patches detract from your skin’s luminosity. You need to support your skin’s moisture barrier so it can lock in hydration and improve the look and feel of your complexion.
4. Skin that feels soft and delightful
Moisture-deprived skin starts to feel tight, even itchy in places. (And if you scratch that itch, it can lead to redness and irritation, further exacerbating your dry skin.) A skincare routine for dry, sensitive skin is gentle and calming while softening a dehydrated complexion.
5. Greater protection for your skin
If your complexion’s moisture barrier breaks down, your skin is more susceptible to pollutants, bacteria, and other problematic elements that can cause damage. In short, well-moisturized skin is healthier-looking skin.
If you have dry skin, a skincare routine geared towards your special needs helps promote a glowing complexion.
How to Determine if You Have Dry Skin
The signs of dry skin are very evident, including:
- Tight skin
- An increase in lines or wrinkles
- Flaky patches of skin
- Rough, uneven texture
- Redness, irritation, or an itchy feeling
- A dull appearance
Causes of Dry Skin
Your skin type may be inherently dry, but there are other potential triggers:
- Exposure to UV rays, toxins, or other environmental pollutants
- Cold climates that lack humidity
- Excessive heat (like an indoor heater or hot shower)
- Decreased sebum production as we age
- A chronic skin condition such as eczema or psoriasis
If you’ve noticed these symptoms, it’s time to revitalize your complexion with a skincare routine for dry, dehydrated skin.
The Essential Parts of an Elegant Skincare Routine
All the components of a skincare routine for dry skin should work together to restore and maintain hydration. Look for clean, nourishing ingredients that won’t irritate dry or sensitive skin.
Dry skin needs a gentle cleanser without surfactants or astringent ingredients that strip away natural oils. The Cleansing Balm is rich and luxurious as you spread it on your skin, then massages into a milky liquid as you add water. It’s oil-based (including squalane, coconut, and avocado-olive fruit oil complex) for thorough moisturizing, yet effectively removes pore-clogging impurities. If you prefer a lightweight texture, try The Cream Cleansing Gel. (You can also use the gel after The Cleansing Balm for a soothing double cleanse.)
A highly advanced toner is worth incorporating into your skincare routine because it won’t be harsh on your skin, but support it with moisturizing ingredients. The Essence helps minimize the appearance of pores and redness to better improve the look of your complexion’s tone and texture–a perfect remedy for the problems that can plague dry skin.
Exfoliation is important for dry skin–if you don’t get rid of the flakiness, those dead skin cells can accumulate, clogging pores and dulling your complexion. However, you’ve got to use the right kind of exfoliant because typical scrubs are too intense for dry skin. The Essence contains phytic acid (a natural exfoliant from rice grains), salicylic acid, and gluconolactone for refreshing exfoliation.
The Serum glides on your skin, the perfect base layer before your moisturizer. Skin feels firmer–not tight–and looks brightened and renewed. Professor Bader calls it “an all-in-one problem solver for your skin,” scientifically designed to promote all-over radiance and a youthful-looking complexion.
A restorative moisturizer allows you to fully reap the benefits of a skincare routine targeting dry skin. The Face Oil is richly emollient, strengthening your skin barrier with antioxidants and antimicrobials. If you’d like a product with a thicker texture, The Rich Cream gives your skin the same powerful nourishment as The Face Oil, hydrating and conditioning to revive the look of your skin. You can also add a few drops of The Face Oil to The Rich Cream for seriously dehydrated skin.
Every product in this regimen uses TFC8® as a key ingredient. This groundbreaking technology is the result of decades of scientific research, giving our skincare the singular power to support cellular renewal and transform the appearance of your complexion.
AM and PM Dry Skincare Routine
Here’s how to use Augustinus Bader products morning and night for the ultimate skincare routine for dry, dehydrated skin:
- The Cleansing Balm and/or The Cream Cleansing Gel (if doing a double cleanse, use the balm first)
- The Essence
- The Serum
- The Rich Cream and/or The Face Oil (put a few drops of oil into the cream to combine; you can also use the oil first, or put a drop or two over makeup an added glow)
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