Dry Skin on Face

Dry Skin on Face? Here’s What to Do

Are you dealing with lacklustre, dry skin on face? Here’s how to replenish your skin and unlock a radiant complexion.

Do you wake up in the morning with patches of flakiness on your face? We have all dealt with dry skin on face at some point, so we know how uncomfortable it can be. Some people may naturally have drier skin because of their genetic makeup, while others may only temporarily experience dry skin due to various external factors like seasonal changes, environmental factors, or harsh skincare ingredients. Whatever the reason, treating dry skin demands an individually tailored approach to replenish the skin, restore balance, and fortify the skin barrier. So, here are some tips and tricks to tackle dry skin on face and achieve a plump and dewy complexion.

Switch to a sulphate-free cleanser

Do you have a dry and lacklustre complexion? Your favourite foamy cleanser could be the reason. They could be contributing towards skin dryness as they often contain sulphates. Sulphate is a harsh cleansing agent that tends to strip the water out of the skin after every washing. I recommend opting for a face wash with a cream or oil-based composition that keeps skin smooth and hydrated while removing grime, oil, and other pollutants. I recommend ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or ceramides, which help attract and retain moisture. Look for alpha-hydroxy acids, often known as AHAs, in exfoliating face cleansers for dry skin to gently smooth out the skin.

Hydrate your skin with serums

Since dry, sensitive skin needs an extra dose of hydration, chances are that one serum is not going to cut it. I recommend introducing a vitamin C serum into your skincare routine. For an extra surge of hydration, layer it up with hyaluronic acid. Vitamin C serum helps your skin retain water, keeping it smooth and plump. It also helps offset daily aggressors like UV damage and exposure to air pollution, thus preventing premature ageing. Hyaluronic acid is an ultra-hydrating ingredient. It replenishes and holds cell moisture, giving you hydrated, plump skin. When used together, these serums help to lock in moisture, alleviate irritation, and promote a plump, supple complexion. If you are looking for a good vitamin C try Dr G Active Vitamin C Serum. It contains Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, a next-generation Vitamin C derivative that is very stable, non-irritating, and highly effective in boosting collagen production and brightening skin.

Moisturise adequately

If you want to treat dry skin on face, intense moisture is key. Therefore, I recommend reaching out for a heavy-duty moisturiser. Often referred to as occlusives or emollients, heavy-duty moisturisers are made with nourishing, rich ingredients that build a barrier of protection on the skin’s surface. These moisturisers have a thicker consistency than light lotions or gels and offer intense hydration and long-lasting relief for dry, parched skin. Dry skin often has a compromised barrier, which leaves it more vulnerable to environmental stressors. To stop further dehydration and sensitivity, heavy-duty moisturisers work as a shield, securing moisture and bolstering the skin’s barrier function. To promote deep hydration and improve the skin’s natural barrier, look for ingredients like shea butter and ceramides. To lock in moisture, I recommend applying moisturiser immediately after a shower or washing the face when the skin is still slightly damp.

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