Our skin becomes dry and rough during winters. It looks flaky, red and sore. We often spend a lot on skin products for our dry skin but is it really enough to deal with the problems concerned with the skin type? I would say, “No”. Just buying suitable products is not enough. You should follow a proper skin care routine in order to maintain the charm of your skin and keep it healthy. In order to help your dry skin from inside and out, you should develop a daily dry skin care routine.
I have divided this daily skin care routine for dry skin into 3 simple parts. Those are:
- Morning Ritual
- Through the day
- Before hitting bed
In these three sections, I will tell you what is required and recommended to treat your skin, in order to keep it healthy and prevent it from drying.
Daily Skin Care Routine For Dry Skin
1. Morning Ritual:
Follow these steps and include them in your daily routine.
a. You should give your face a quick splash of fresh, lukewarm or warm water. This will freshen you up. Washing face with cold water is not recommended as it constricts the pores.
b. Now use a cleanser which is specialized for dry skin, massage it on your wet face for a minute. Rinse off with warm water
c. Now comes toning. Use a good toner.
d. Next comes moisturizing. Apply a very thin layer of moisturizer and massage it in circular motion.
e. Let it seep in for 5 – 10 minutes. Now apply your day cream or sunscreen if you are going to step out in sun. Use apt cream or lotions which are good for normal to dry skin. It will keep your skin protected from sun and hydrated throughout the day.
f. If you wear a foundation, then you may apply a very thin layer of it after applying your day cream. Mineral foundation is recommended for dry skin. You can also use a concealer or highlighter if required.
[ Read: Fairness Tips For Dry And Dull Skin ]
2. During the Day:
Do not forget to take care of your skin during the day. It is very important that you take care of your skin. How? Simply follow these steps.
a. During the first morning break or coffee break, just walk to the wash room and apply a very thin layer of moisturizer which you used during the morning.
b. Apply a good lip balm, gloss or lipstick. I would suggest that before applying your favourite lipstick or lip gloss, first apply a very thin layer of lip balm.
c. Always carry a water bottle and keep on sipping water from time to time. This will naturally keep your skin hydrated.
d. Eat a healthy lunch. Try including vegetable soups, fruits, or yogurt in your lunch. Water based veggies and fruits are recommended.
e. After lunch, using a wet tissue, pat off the dirt and sweat and again apply a thin layer of moisturizer or sunscreen.
f. During the rest of the day, drink loads of water.
3. Before Hitting Bed:
While you take proper care of your skin throughout the day, it is very important that you pamper and protect it before you hit the bed.
a. Try getting a healthy supper for yourself. A glass of milk with strawberries is what I would recommend.
b. Wash your face with lukewarm water. Don’t rub, just splash water on your face
c. Use a good dry skin makeup remover to clean your face.
d. Cleansing is your next step.
e. Now apply a thick creamy moisturizer or a good rich night cream. This will nourish your skin while you sleep, making your skin more smooth and supple.
f. Finally, keep a water bottle near your bed and in your reach. Sip water every time you wake up during the night.
Hope this can be the best skin care routine for dry skin will help you too! Do tell us!
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