Your Skincare Routine for Dry Skin
Dry skin happens. Yep, whether it’s from harsh cleansers or hormones, sometimes our natural lipid barrier is disrupted, which means moisture leaks out and skin can feel rough, flaky, and irritated. Our tips to helping dry skin? Stick to a gentle, balanced skincare routine with a product tailored to dry skin to replenish the barrier, so that water stays in place, and skin stays supple and moisturised. Here’s where to start:
Cleansing dry skin
YES TO: Cleansing with kindness
A micellar water is a great way to nourish dry skin and cleanse in one go. It’ll lift impurities and won’t dry out your skin like some foaming face washes can. Another tip? When rinsing, use lukewarm water - or better yet, cool water if you can handle it! And when you dry, pat, don’t rub, to avoid extra irritation.
LESS TO: Using harsh cleansers
Harsh, soap-based cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving skin feeling dry and tight. Picking products? Look out for ones that don’t have harsh chemicals, which can upset your skin (look for soap-free on the label!). Try to avoid too-hot showers too – they can rinse away good oils and can dehydrate skin.
Its clever micelles are smart enough to attract and lift make-up and impurities plus it instantly hydrates your skin by up to 90% - all without harming your skin’s barrier.
Hydrating dry skin
YES TO: Boosting dry skin’s hydration levels
Dry skin has lost moisture. Makes sense to top it up, right? Replenish the levels in your skin by using products that specifically hydrate. Using a hydrating booster from Simple’s Water Boost range daily will keep water levels topped up nicely. Apply as a primer, mix it with your moisturiser, or dab directly onto dry patches - dehydration is something this three-in-one hydration hero can handle!
Picking the best moisturiser for dry skin
If your skin is dry, a good, balanced moisturiser is key to keeping your skin feeling supple. It’ll replenish that lipid barrier we talked about, and stop moisture escaping.
Not drinking enough water
Keep your skin hydrated (from within!) by drinking plenty of water. Don’t like the taste? Spruce it up with a few chopped strawberries and mint leaves. Yum!
A three-in-one hydration hero, for skin that feels supple, hydrated, and dewy-fresh.
Moisturise dry skin
Pick one that leaves skin feeling plump and nourished. The best ones don’t stop working mid-afternoon! Look for ingredients like Glycerin, Pro-Vitamin B5, and Allantoin - they’re all good for helping dry skin. Top tip? Warm up your cream a little between your palms before massaging into skin. It smooths on a little easier, plus it feels lovely!