If rough, flaky and irritated skin seem familiar to you, the chances are you probably have dry skin. The best way to treat dry skin is by adopting a gentle and balanced minimalist skincare routine with products that are suitable for your skin type. Implement these measures to conquer your dry skin indefinitely.
What causes Dry Skin?
Before we provide the solutions to dry skin, its equally important to understand the cause. There are plenty possible causes of dry skin such as cold weather, dry air, exposure to products with harsh chemicals, unbalanced skin PH, , skin conditions, high exposure to sunlight, unbalanced diet or smoking.
How to treat dry skin on face?
Choose a hydrating Cleanser
How to choose the right cleanser for your skin? When choosing a cleanser, choose a cleanser for dry skin. Usually it will made with moisturising and hydrating ingredients. The best facial cleanser for dry skin should contain Hyaluronic acid is a good ingredient to look for in your cleanser.
Balance your Skin PH
Unbalanced Skin PH Balance can cause dehydration and skin dryness. We suggest using a toner after cleansing to balance your skin pH level. When skin is at its optimal pH Level of 5.5, it has a better moisture retention thus it helps keep the skin moisturised. Make sure your toner does’t have alcohol or fragrance as those ingredients will likely strip your skin of moisture. Moroccan Rose water is slightly acidic and is a good match for skin’s natural PH, it can help your skin maintain a healthy PH level. Spray rose water toner immediately after your cleanse every morning and every evening. Rose water for skin is very beneficial for your overall skin health. Rose water spray can be used daily as it is natural and will not any way harm your skin.
Avoid Harsh Scrubs
When your skin is flaky, you might think that the best way to get rid of it is by exfoliating with a harsh scrub but actually its a big NO. The best gift you can give to flaky skin is hydration. The best face scrub for dry skin should be very gentle.
If you want to exfoliate you can use a very gentle exfoliator such as Soul Sisters Prickly Pear Face Scrub, which is not harsh. The Prickly Pear Face Scrub is perfect for dry skin as its main ingredient the prickly pear seed oil is very hydrating and moisturising. Prickly pear scrub is the best face scrub for glowing skin.
A lot can wonder if you should exfoliate before or after cleansing face. The answer is exfoliating your face should come after cleansing.
Add face oil to your Minimalist skincare routine
Many people have dry skin because their skin does not naturally produce enough oil. Natural oil production is very important for your skins health and appearance. Using oil on your face helps with the production of the natural oils in your skin. Face oil adds moisturising benefits to your skin. We may wonder sometimes wether to apply the face oil before or after moisturizer and wether to apply the face oil before or after sunscreen. To follow the right minimalist skincare routine steps, you should apply your moisturiser , then face oil and lastly sunscreen. Sunscreen should always be the last step. Alternatively you can also use only the face oil without using a moisturiser if you want to cut down the steps. As some oils are very moisturising.
Soul Sisters Pure Argan oil is perfect for dry skin and the good thing about it is that it doesn’t clog the pores because it is non comedogenic. Soul Sisters Morocco’s Prickly Pear Seed oil is also another alternative for dry skin. Both of these oils can actually replace your moisturiser as they are very hydrating and moisturising. The order to apply skin care products is very important and also always remember that you should wait few minutes between your skin care routine steps. The minimalist skincare routine order morning and night can be different as you would not need to apply the SPF at night for example.
Invest in a home humidifier
Winter brings the cold weather and low humidity which leads to flaky and dry skin. Using a humidifier adds moisture to the indoor air and allows your skin to moisturise naturally.