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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 for 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 moisturized. 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 step. 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? When choosing a cleanser for dry skin, look out for ones that don’t have artificial perfumes, colors or harsh chemicals, which can upset your skin (look for "soap-free" on the label!). Also try to avoid too-hot showers—they can rinse away good oils and dehydrate skin.

TRYSimple® Kind to Skin Micellar Cleansing Water

Its clever micelles are smart enough to attract and lift make-up and impurities, plus it hydrates your skin by up to 90%—all without harming your skin’s barrier.

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Hydrating dry skin

YES TO: Boosting dry skin’s hydration levels

Dry skin has lost moisture. Makes sense to replenish it, right? Replenish the levels in your skin by using products that specifically hydrate. Using a hydrating booster from the Simple® Water Boost range on a daily basis will keep water levels replenished nicely. Apply as a primer, mix it with your moisturizer or dab directly onto dry patches. Dehydration is something this three-in-one hydration hero can handle!

YES TO: Picking the best moisturizer for dry skin

If your skin is dry, a good, balanced moisturizer is key to keeping your skin feeling supple. Choose the best face moisturizer for dry skin and it’ll replenish that lipid barrier we talked about, and stop moisture escaping.

LESS TO: 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!

TRY: Simple® Water Boost Hydrating Booster

A three-in-one hydration hero, for skin that feels supple, hydrated and dewy-fresh.

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Moisturizing dry skin

Pick a hydrating moisturizer 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 it into skin. It smooths on a little easier, plus it feels fantastic!

LESS TO: A one-season-fits-all skincare routine

As the seasons change, your skincare routine does too. Everything from central heating to walking in cold wind can affect your skin. So you'll need the find the best skincare routine for dry skin. In winter, a rich, nourishing face cream for dry skin will help soothe, hydrate and replenish dry skin. Apply liberally before bed, for skin that feels supple and smooth when you wake.

TRY: Simple® Kind to Skin Replenishing Rich Moisturizer

Offers 12 hours of moisturization and is packed with replenishing ingredients for dry skin!

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Dry skin can be irritating (we know it!). But with the right skincare for dry skin, products and tricks, it can be helped, simply.

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