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The Ultimate Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

The Ultimate Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Building a skincare routine for dry skin should include plenty of skin-loving ingredients to protect your natural oils.

In fact, the best products for dryness will promote skin hydration and minimize flaky skin in a routine like this:


Step 1: Gentle CleanserCeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
Step 2: Vitamin C SerumBeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner
Step 3: Hydrating SerumExperiment Super Saturated Serum
Step 4: MoisturizerDieux Instant Angel Moisturizer
Step 5: SunscreenISDIN Ultralight SPF 50
Step 6: Facial OilThe Ordinary Rosehip Oil


Step 1: Cleansing OilDHC Cleansing Oil
Step 2: Gentle CleanserStratia Velvet Cleansing Milk
Step 3: Retinol SerumFaceTheory Hyaluret Serum S13
Step 4: Hydrating TreatmentLaneige Cream Skin Toner
Step 5: MoisturizerNaturium Marshmallow Root Barrier Balm
Step 6: Facial OilThe Ordinary Rosehip Oil

This article will explain everything you need to know to build the best skin care routine for dry skin.

Morning Facial Routine for Dry Skin

Step 1: Gentle Cleanser (AM & PM)

CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser with BowTiedFawn branding


Hydrating Facial Cleanser

Unlike people with oily skin, dry and sensitive skin types can skip the morning cleanse in favor of rinsing with water.

That being said, if you prefer using a cleanser in the morning, CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser is a great choice.

Thanks to ceramides and hyaluronic acid, this product will cleanse without stripping your skin barrier of its natural oils.

Step 2: Vitamin C Serum (AM)

BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner with BowTiedFawn branding


Universal C Skin Refiner

Vitamin C is an ideal ingredient to use as part of your morning skincare routine, and BeautyStat Universal C Skin Refiner is an awesome choice.

Formulated with pure vitamin C, this serum can help even out dark spots and reduce signs of premature aging. Plus, it has squalane and green tea to soothe dry skin and redness.

Step 3: Hydrating Serum (AM & PM)

Experiment Beauty Super Saturated Hydrating Serum


Super Saturated Serum

People with dry skin are genetically prone to lower lipid production which increases transepidermal water loss.

This is why dry and dehydrated skin often go hand in hand! Beyond discomfort, over time, this dryness and dehydration speed up fine line and wrinkle formation.

To prevent this, check out Experiment Super Saturated Serum to keep your skin hydrated!

Step 4: Moisturizer (AM & PM)

Dieux Instant Angel Moisturizer


Instant Angel Moisturizer

Everyone with a dry skin type knows that a good moisturizer is essential.

Dieux Instant Angel has a lovely, silky texture that leaves you with smoother skin and helps your skin stay hydrated. It has a power-packed ingredient list and it’s fragrance free!

To maximize its efficacy, be sure to apply Instant Angel to damp skin.

Step 5: Sunscreen (AM)


Ultralight SPF 50

The last step of your morning skincare routine should always been a broad spectrum sunscreen for sun protection.

ISDIN Ultralight SPF 50 is a mineral sunscreen that protects your skin from environmental factors, UV rays, and sun damage. It has a lightweight, fluid texture and, if blended well, shouldn’t leave you with a white cast.

Night Skincare Regimen for Dry Skin

Follow this evening daily skin care routine to protect your dry skin.

Step 1: Cleansing Oil


Deep Cleansing Oil

If you’re wearing sunscreen and heavy makeup during the day, you might want to start off with a cleansing oil.

Cleansing oils break down those heavy, lipid and silicone-based products which can contribute to rough skin and breakouts.

DHC Deep Cleansing Oil combines organic olive oil with other skin loving ingredients like vitamin E to easily wash away SPF and foundation without clogging your pores.

Step 2: Gentle Cleanser

Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk with BowTiedFawn branding


Velvet Cleansing Milk

Even if you skipped a cleansing oil, you still need a good water-based cleanser to get rid of dirt and sweat.

Stratia Velvet Cleansing Milk uses gentle olive oil esters to cleanse your skin without stripping your natural oils – an essential feature for dry skin!

Step 3: Retinol Serum


Hyaluret Serum S13

Every good skincare routine includes a retinol serum for mature skin care concerns. Retinol and its derivatives have benefits like:

  • Stimulating collagen production

  • Turning over dead skin cells

  • Fighting fine lines and wrinkles

FaceTheory Hyaluret Serum S13 uses a unique derivative of retinol called sodium retinoyl hyaluronate. This ingredient is more effective than retinol itself and less irritating, making it ideal for people with dry skin.

Step 4: Hydrating Treatment

Laneige Cream Skin Toner and Box


Cream Skin Toner

A good hydrating product is essential after applying retinol to protect your natural moisture barrier.

Laneige Cream Skin Toner has a lovely, milky texture that absorbs into skin easily and leaves you feel plump and glowing.

Plus, the formula includes ceramides and green tea to fight itchy skin and flakiness.

Step 5: Moisturizer

Naturium Marshmallow Root Barrier Balm


Marshmallow Root Barrier Balm

One of my all-time favorite moisturizers, Naturium Marshmallow Root Barrier Balm is a god-send for people with dry skin.

You won’t find many moisturizing creams with an ingredient list like this one!

Thanks to skin-loving ingredients like magnesium beta glucan and black seed oil, this Naturium Moisturizer is sure to be your dry skin’s new best friend.

Step 6: Facial Oil

The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil

The Ordinary

100% Cold Pressed Rose Hip Oil

No skincare routine for dry skin is complete without a facial oil.

Thanks to their lipophilic nature, oils help prevent water escaping from your skin. Plus, they help nourish your protective skin barrier!

The Ordinary Rosehip Oil is an awesome, affordable choice to finish off your evening routine.

Conclusion: Dry Skin Care Routine

Caring for dry skin requires a specific blend of techniques and products that work for you!

Beyond the routine I laid out above, some other tips to keep in mind include:

  1. You don’t have to use a cleanser in the morning if you don’t want to! Cleansing too often can dry you out

  2. Choose cool or lukewarm water over hot water when washing your face

  3. Moisturize 1-2 times per day

  4. Avoid drying alcohols and essential oils if they cause redness, dryness, or flakiness for you

And remember – be patient with your skin! After all, it’s the only one you live in.

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