If you struggle with dry skin like me then you know how hard it can be to find the right balance between hydrating your skin just enough without causing blemishes and breakouts. Growing up, I would tend to get oily in my t-zone, which would cause me to treat my skin as if it was oily leading to extreme dry patches.
Looking for the right dry skincare routine? Similar to our Best Skincare for Combo Skin Blog, we are going to go over a full OFRA routine. Stay tuned (and guess what? If you aren't dry or combo, the oily skincare routine is next!)
In The AM
I wake up every morning by washing my face with the fresh, citrus scented Vitamin C Cleanser. While our Foaming Vit C and Vit C are the exact same formula, my personal preference is to go in with the non-foaming as I find it to be more gentle on my skin. Regardless of your skin type, Vitamin C is very important to start your day off with. Protect your skin from the strong sun and say bye to wrinkles!
After cleanser, it is not uncommon that your skin may feel like it needs a lil' boost of hydration. I like to go in with our Essential Toner to neutralize my skin. With ingredients like Aloe Vera and Rosemary extract, your skin will be prepped and ready for serums and moisturizers ahead.
My favorite part of the morning is going in with our B5 serum. There is no exaggeration when I tell you I've lost count of how many bottles I've gone through. This serum goes on smoothly and has ingredients that feed your skin moisture without becoming too oily. 11/10 recommend.
In The PM
1. Makeup Remover
On a typical day, you can definitely find me with my mascara on if not anything else. My absolute favorite way to get my mascara to melt right off is with our After Makeup Cleansing Balm. In its easy to squeeze packaging, I put a little of this product on my fingers and lightly rub my lashes. Taking a makeup wipe, I gently wipe away EVERYTHING!
No surprise here. I start and end my day with the Vitamin C Cleanser. It is hard to steer away from this lightweight, incredibly smelling (seriously, fresh citrus) cleanser. With a splash of water and one pump, my leftover makeup and oils from the day are rinsed away.
Night time is THE time to pile on the serums and moisturizers to really lock in your skincare throughout the night. The first serum I go in with is our Collagen Serum. I apply this around my undereye, my forehead, and around my lips (did someone say wrinkle prevention?!). Next, I apply the Vitamin A & C serum to maximize the moisture in my skin. With powerful ingredients, this serum not only adds moisture, but helps with preventing blemishes.
To lock it all in, I oddly enough go in with our Oil-Free Moisturizer. You may be wondering why oil free if we are tackling dry skin. The truth of the matter is breakouts are still possible and I try to avoid them as much as possible. The Oil-Free Moisturizer goes on smoothly and seeps right into the skin.
The Weekly Extras
1. Revitalizing Clay Mask
At least once or twice a week, I love to go in with the Revitalizing Clay Mask. I put this mask on after cleansing, before putting on any serums of moisturizers. With Botanical Extracts, this masks helps soothing and balancing skin.
2. Peptide Hydrating Mask
Once a week, the Peptide Hydrating Masks gives skin the intense moisture it needs. Just like any other mask, I apply this right after cleansing my skin. I let this soak in about 10-15 minutes before rinsing it off.
Find any good pointers? Discovered that you actually have dry skin? Beauties, let us know in the comments any tips you found work on dry skin. We’ll be back with more routines soon!