pro tips for dry skin

Pro tips for dry skin


If you suffer with dry skin, chances are you rarely suffer with breakouts and your skin appears well behaved. But dry skin can often result in tightness and sensitivity with premature fine lines and wrinkles.

Here are my top tips for dry skin to help you keep it calm, fresh and hydrated.

The Dermalogica skin care regime always kicks off with a double cleanse and my top recommendation for dry skin is Precleanse Balm.

This deep cleansing balm to oil melts impurities and makeup-up from the skin and it’s Botanical bio-lipid Complex locks in moisture.

Follow with light and creamy Intensive Moisture Cleanser which nourishes the skin whilst cleansing. Massage an almond size blob for 1 minute and rinse. This double cleansing duo will leave your skin feeling calm and hydrated.

When it comes to dry skin, exfoliation is key – whether you use a daily polisher like Daily MIcrofoliant or a weekly intensive peel such as Rapid Reveal Peel – regular exfoliation will remove dry dead skin cells on the surface of the skin that can block the penetration of serums and moisturisers. By regularly removing the dead skin, those products can get to where they are needed and do a much better job.

As dry skin craves moisture, my recommended masque is Skin Hydrating masque. It’s a light refreshing moisturising remedy for dry stressed skin. It’s unique cross-linked Hyaluronic Acidtraps moisture for lasting suppleness. Use 2 x per week ideally straight after exfoliation.

Another great addition to a dry skin regime is Skin Hydrating Booster. This light hydrating fluid relieves dryness and the appearance of fine lines. Hyaluronic Acid and Algae Extract helps restore moisture balance. You can apply the fluid directly onto the skin or mix with your moisturiser to boost moisture levels. I love applying this around the eyes to melt away fine lines.

Brand new to Dermalogica is NEW Melting Moisture Masque for extremely dry skin. This leave-on overnight treatment is simply applied to clean skin, massaged in then followed with moisturiser. It’s the perfect masque for time poor-clients or those that prefer a simple routine, as it takes seconds to apply. Overnight, it transforms dull lifeless skin and helps restore the lipid barrier. Ingredients include Melting Point Complex with Shea Butter, Mimosa and Jojoba botanical blend, plus Plankton extract, Linoleic Acid and Vitamin E. Used twice weekly overnight, it will help protect against damaging environmental factors for healthier looking skin.

Finally, to moisturise, first spritz with Multi Active Toner to lock in moisture, then apply Skin Smoothing Cream with Active Hydramesh Technology. This best-selling moisturiser infuses the skin with 48 hours of continuous hydration. Hyaluronic Acid complex with Mallow, Cucumber and Arnica distributes hydration throughout the skin helping to lock in moisture for lasting hydration.

For added protection mix in a small pea-size of Solar Defense Booster for added sun screen.


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