7 Dry Skin Tips to Follow at Home

Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin

Do you find your skin is always dry come winter, or that it feels tight and dehydrated whatever the weather? No matter if your dry skin is constant or seasonal, sometimes only using a nourishing moisturiser isn’t enough. When you’re combating dry skin, a dedicated skincare routine to address your rehydration needs is the most important part of having balanced, nourished skin.

A tailored, complete skin care routine can do wonders for your dry skin and help shift your lacklustre complexion into plump, hydrated and glowing skin. Every step of your routine matters - when you choose the right cleanser, exfoliator and moisturiser, you’ll keep fresh glowing skin all year ‘round. To get your dry skin care routine in order, try our seven dry skin care tips to use at home. That’s right, while caring for dry skin does go beyond moisturising, it’s nothing you can’t do at home!

Say no to foaming or gel-based cleansers

While foaming and gel-based face washes are popular cleansing options, those with dry skin should really opt for more nourishing formulas like cream cleansers. Foaming and gel-based cleansers may be too drying resulting in skin that feels dry and tight after cleansing. For those with dry skin, opt for the Filler Hyaluronic Acid Cleanser enriched with hyaluronic acid to protect and nourish your skin.

Get your exfoliation on

Visible dryness can develop when there is a build-up of dead skin cells on the outermost layer of your skin. The solution to this is simple – regular gentle exfoliation. By incorporating a gentle exfoliant into your skincare routine, you can smooth away rough, dry, dead skin, to reveal a smoother fresher complexion.

Now, what exactly does regular exfoliation mean? Well, the amount of exfoliation required to keep flaky skin at bay will differ for everyone. Drier skin is best suited to exfoliating once a week. In terms of finding your perfect balance, it’s best to start off slowly and figure out the best approach for your skin, especially for those with skin prone to sensitivities.

There are two types of exfoliants – chemical and physical. As the name suggests, physical exfoliants use textured formulas to manually buff away dead skill cells. Our favourite physical exfoliants? The Sugar Scrubs Glow Face Scrub or the Pure Clay Red Algae Exfoliating Face Scrub.

In contrast, chemical exfoliants, like the Revitalift Laser X3 Gycolic Pads, react with the skin once they’re applied to loosen the “glue” between dead skin cells to gently reveal fresh, healthy skin cells beneath, without the rubbing.

Hydrate with a nourishing mask

Sheet masks aren’t just perfect for self-care, they’re also the best way to give your dry skin some extra TLC. Wind down with a hydrating sheet mask that will leave your skin looking, brighter, plumper and fresher. Opt for a mask infused with hydrating heavy hitters, such as hyaluronic acid. Our pick is the Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Replumping and Smoothing Sheet Mask for replumped skin and replenished hydration in just 15 minutes.

Get a long-lasting moisturiser to enrich your skin

Do you keep reapplying moisturiser during the day to no avail? Well, you could be approaching the issue in the wrong way. Instead of applying more moisturiser, it may be time to take a step back and look at your chosen formula.

When your skin is dry and dehydrated, your skin needs a daily moisturiser that works for longer and is more nourishing for your skin. This means switching to formulas that include ultra-hydrating ingredients that work throughout the day to maintain moisture levels in your skin. Look for hydration powerhouses such as Hyaluronic Acid, which naturally holds around 1,000 times its own weight in water (discover more about the benefits here). For intense hydration reach for the Age Perfect Intense Nutrition Day Cream or the Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid Revolumising Day Cream.

Remove makeup with a gentle formula

Removing makeup should be one of the best acts for your skin, however when you’re using a makeup remover that contains alcohol it can dry out skin even more. To effectively but gently remove your makeup at the end of each dry opt for micellar water or a gentle makeup remover. These gentle formulas can cleanse and hydrate while being tough on long-wearing makeup at the same time. We recommend the Age Perfect Gentle Eyes and Lips Makeup Remover.

Add a hydrating face serum to your routine

When you have a dry complexion, it's a good idea to layer your hydration. This means instead of relying only on your moisturiser, you can smooth on other hydrating formulas underneath. Our favourite? A hydrating face serum, like the  Revitalift Filler Hyaluronic Acid 1.5% HA Serum. This serum is formulated with 1.5% pure hyaluronic acid to enhance skin's moisture-retention for lasting hydration and plumped looking skin.

Surge skin with moisture at night

Take advantage of the fact that your skin’s recuperating abilities are at their prime while you’re snoozing by treating your dehydrated skin to extra moisture overnight by employing the use of a night cream. Add new meaning to the phrase ‘beauty sleep’ with the Revitalift Filler Night Cream.

Now you’re armed with our best tips to care for dry skin, you’re on your way to a hydrated, glowing complexion. Discover more of our hydration tips with our Ultimate Guide to Hydrating Every Skin Type.