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Dry Skin Saviours: Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Broadcast Beauty is a platform which is very community-centric. People from everywhere share their experiences, their stories, and their beauty routines. So when Broadcast Beauty was asked about dry skin encounters, I pitched in to help!

My name is Maimoonah, and I have skin as dry as the Sahara. Which can also get kind of combination when it’s rainy out. But it’s mostly dry. And I’m here to talk about what helps me maintain my parched skin.

1. Use a facial cleanser that doesn’t foam – Foamy face washes tend to dry the skin out. Invest in a gentle cleanser instead which will not your skin stretchy and tight afterwards. My picks include the Dr Sheth’s Basic Brightening Daily Cleanser and the Conscious Chemist Ritual Face Cleanser.

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2. Hyaluronic Acid is your best friend – Find a serum/essence with the main ingredient with Hyaluronic Acid. Dampen your face with water/mist and apply the serum. The key is to apply it on DAMP SKIN! and not absolutely dry skin and follow up with your daily moisturiser. Damp skin is moister and allows deeper absorption of your serum. My pick is the Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid Serum. Alternatively, you can also get sleeping masks with hyaluronic acid. My personal favourites are the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask and Dr Sheth’s Haldi & Hyaluronic Acid Sleeping Mask. Lather them on before you go to bed, and wake up with gorgeous skin.

 

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3. Misting makes a difference -Speaking of mists, you don’t HAVE to invest in one. But mists do come in handy for those with dry skin to keep your skin hydrated through the day. For me, the Avène Eau Thermale Spring Water deserves the top spot. This spray works great for dry and sensitive skin. Mist, moisturise and forget about it.

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4. Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize – If you have to invest in one thing for your sry skin, invest in a good moisturizer. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentré is my favourite. It’s a one-size-fits-all moisturiser that leaves your skin soft, dewy and, perfectly supple.

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As an extra tip, try to avoid using way too many exfoliating acids (AHAs/BHAs/PHAs). They tend to make dry skin drier. Stick to using them once or twice a week.

Aside from all of the above, there are a couple more ingredients which help in taking care of your dry skin.

Look out for ingredients like cica (centella Asiatica), and ceramides. My pick, which is a perfect mix of both, is Dr Sheth’s Cica and Ceramide serum. Another choice is the Laneige Cica Sleeping Mask, also a major winner.

My everyday dry skin routine:

My own routine is pretty simple. I cleanse my face with a gentle non-foaming cleanser, then I apply my toner. I switch between three toners depending on my mood  – Innisfree Bija Cica Skin Toner, the Laneige Cream Skin Refiner, the Klairs Supple Preparation Facial Toner. All these tones are great for dry skin so you can try either one. Also, here again I pat the products on damp skin and move onto the next step.

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                                                Before & After my everyday skincare routine

Next up is my trusted Hyaluronic Acid Serum from the Ordinary that goes on again  D A M P skin!. Then I follow up with a moisturiser and sunscreen in the day (always) and a sleeping mask at night.

Please remember to do a patch test before introducing new products into your routines. And I hope some of the information proves itself useful! Otherwise, this is going to be straight-up embarrassing.

What has worked for you or didn’t work for you when it comes to managing dry skin? Be it products, hacks, habits or ingredients, Do Share with the global beauty community in the comments below!

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