If you have extra-dry skin, you know how uncomfortable and even painful it can be. Your skin can become itchy, tight, and flaky, and you may even experience cracking or bleeding. However, with the right skincare routine, you can help to relieve dryness and keep your skin hydrated and healthy. In this blog post, we'll discuss a skin-saving routine for extra-dry skin.
Step 1: Cleansing
The first step in any skincare routine is cleansing, but when you have extra-dry skin, it's important to choose a gentle cleanser that won't strip your skin of its natural oils. Look for a cream or oil-based cleanser that's fragrance-free and contains hydrating ingredients like glycerin or hyaluronic acid.
Our Exfoliating Hand Cleanser is both gentle on the skin and keeps it nourished. Our key ingredients include Hydresia G2 (a sustainably produced emollient derived from safflower oil, that delivers skin nourishing vitamins and enhanced long lasting hydration) and Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine ( a plant based alternative to traditional chemical suflates found in most hand washes).
Step 2: Exfoliating
Exfoliating can help to remove dead skin cells and improve the texture of your skin. However, when you have extra-dry skin, it's important to choose a gentle exfoliator that won't cause further irritation. Look for a product that contains a mild acid like lactic acid or glycolic acid, or use a physical exfoliator like a soft washcloth or konjac sponge.
Our Cleanse Trio utilizes a Hand & Nail Brush (made with cellulose acetate derived from wood pulp, and soft natural boar bristles) and a formula with Cellulose Microbeads (a plant based biodgradable alternative to harmful plastic microbeads) .
Step 3: Hydrating Toner
After cleansing and exfoliating, use a hydrating toner to help your skin absorb moisture more effectively. Look for a toner that contains ingredients like rose water, aloe vera, or chamomile, which can help to soothe and hydrate your skin.
Step 4: Moisturizing
When you have extra-dry skin, moisturizing is crucial. Look for a rich, emollient moisturizer that contains ingredients like shea butter, cocoa butter, or ceramides. Apply your moisturizer immediately after cleansing and toning, while your skin is still damp, to lock in moisture.
Top off your cleaning routine with our Hydration Trio! Both our famous Probiotic Hand Balm and All-in-One Nail & Cuticle Cream join together with Overnight Hydration Gloves to give you the ultimate handcare routine!
Step 5: Eye Cream
The skin around your eyes is delicate and can become especially dry. Use a hydrating eye cream that contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, or ceramides to keep this area moisturized and smooth.
Step 6: Sun Protection
Sun damage can exacerbate dryness and even lead to premature aging. Protect your skin from the sun's harmful rays by using a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 every day, even if you're not spending time outdoors.