Written by: Zoya Abbas
Nothing feels worse than dry, irritated skin. It causes aging more quickly, and no amount of makeup can hide the dehydration. Dry skin requires some extra love & care, but most of us have such busy schedules, it can be difficult finding the time to fit in an extensive skincare routine to keep our skin looking young and fresh. So, what do we do? Here is a quick 6 step routine that will take just a quick few minutes but will leave your skin feeling super hydrated, let’s take a look!
CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
How many times have you woken up in the morning, got ready to cleanse, and right when you wash that cleanser off, your skin instantly feels tight and dry? We’ve definitely experienced it and it sure does not feel great. Having gone through bottles and bottles of various cleaners, this one has been the golden jackpot. Not only will this cleanser clean excess dirt and build up from your skin, but it will also moisturize it leaving your skin feeling soft and supple! Containing 3 essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, this fragrance-free non-irritant formula will give you just the right mixture of cleansing and hydration without disrupting the skin’s natural oils.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Wild Oat Hydrating Toner
This toner isn’t like any other toner, think of this as your secret hydrating potion. When thinking of applying toner, we automatically think of applying some product onto a cotton pad and rubbing it onto our Tzone. Well, think again. If you have dry skin, the last thing you want to do is use a toner in such a way which is likely to strip more oils from your skin. This hydrating oat toner is applied directly onto the palms of your hands and patted right into the skin. Ditch the wasteful cotton rounds and forget your stripping toners. Remember, toner is NOT meant to remove makeup your cleanser didn’t. This toner will target fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, and redness with its key ingredients being colloidal oatmeal, wild oats, and honey. To top it off, this product is both clean & cruelty free!
Sephora Collection Hydrate & Repair Nourishing Moisturizer
This product is truly a holy grail for dry skin. With its rich, thick formula that beautifully absorbs into the skin leaving it with a healthy glow, you can surely kiss your dry skin goodbye! It’s three main ingredients include avocado oil to nourish the skin, marula oil to repair, and rosehip seed oil to soften, this product is both 98% clean & also falls under Sephora’s planet positivity list!
Sephora Collection Hydrate & Depuff Brightening Eye Cream
Eye cream is often a neglected product, as people tend to think “Well, if I’m using face cream why do I need a separate eye cream?”. Well, here’s something we forget; the skin under our eyes is completely different than the rest of our face. It’s significantly more delicate and thinner and reacts differently to products applied to it! Be honest, without using eye cream, how many times have you looked in the mirror and thought oh man, how am I aging already?! It’s true they say, your eyes hold wisdom and oftentimes they are the first place your aging process will start. What we neglect to realize though is our eyes are likely not getting enough hydration, resulting in fine lines under our eyes to appear much more dramatically than they would with that extra burst of hydration. Trust us, this is not a step you want to skip!
Neutrogena HydroBoost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen
Let’s just come right out and say it; without SPF, your entire skincare routine is pointless. No matter what time of year it is, whether we realize it or not the sun is constantly causing damage to our skin and is one of the top reasons behind uneven skin pigmentation (sun marks, increased acne scar pigment, etc.). But we know, it can be such a frustrating process finding a sunscreen that doesn’t feel drying, blotchy and leaves a white cast on our skin. Well, we have some good news for you! This sunscreen not only hydrates your skin without leaving any white cast on your skin, but it also leaves a beautiful glow on your skin, making the texture look smooth as butter! We know what you’re thinking, how is that even possible with sunscreen? Well, try for yourself – you won’t regret it, we promise!
Jouer Cosmetics Essential Hydrating Lip Oil
This 99% plant derived lip oil will do everything you want for your lips in one product! It’s main ingredients are vitamin E which contains antioxidant benifits, apricot oil which is full of vitamins and fatty acids, and jojoba seed oil which creates a protective barrier that locks moisture to make lips soft and supple. Other than that, it also contains rice bran oil, sunflower oil, and mulberry fruit extract, it will give your lips a smooth, hydrated healthy look without being thick and sticky. This product can be worn on its own to hydrate your lips, or on top of other lip products for not only hydration but also a beautiful gloss!
And there you have it, our 6-step thirst quenching skincare routine! Which of these products will you be trying out soon? What are your favourite products for dry skin that you swear by? Let us know all your hydration secrets in the comments below!