Are you suffering from dull, flaky skin with fine lines and wrinkles? Then you may have dry skin. Often confused with dehydrated skin, dry skin can feel tight, itchy, and uncomfortable. But that doesn’t mean you have to grin and bear it. With a little bit of knowledge and the right skincare products, you can quench and soothe dryness to get smooth, radiant, healthy skin.
What Is Dry Skin?
Dry skin, also known as xerosis or xeroderma, is skin that lacks oil. While breakouts during our teenage years may have taught us to view oil as the enemy, our skin’s natural sebum is a crucial part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor, helping to lock in moisture and protect against environmental stressors and inflammation.
Signs You Have Dry Skin Include:
- Rough or itchy skin
- Redness and irritation
- A tight feeling
- Small, fine wrinkles
- Thin, fragile skin
What Causes Dry Skin?
Middle age is one of the most common causes of dry skin. Our skin's natural oil production drops dramatically by your 40s, which can prompt a change in skin type. If you previously had combination skin, you may notice you no longer get shiny in your T-zone, while your cheeks and undereye area feel tight and appear flaky with fine lines and wrinkles. External factors such as harsh skincare products, dry weather, and medications can also cause dry skin, as can lifestyle habits such as smoking. Fortunately, the right skincare products can visibly improve the appearance of dry skin and help your skin feel soothed and comfortable, too.
Step 1: Cleanse with Antioxidant Cleansing Oil
Harsh cleansers can further strip dry skin, causing it to become irritated and dehydrated. Our
Step 2: Balance with Hyaluronic Acid Facial Mist
Quench dry skin while preparing it to receive the rest of your skincare products with our
Step 3: Quench with Copper Peptide Rapid Plumping Serum
Dry skin’s lack of moisture-locking oils can cause it to lose water and become dehydrated. With water-binding ingredients including ectoin and hyaluronic acid, our
Step 4: Moisturize with Marine Algae Eye Cream and Omega Repair Cream
The delicate under-eye area often shows visible signs of dryness most dramatically because the skin there is the thinnest. Our multi-award-winning
With your under eye area moisturized and lifted, it’s time to replenish your skin’s natural lipids with our
Step 5: Lock in Moisture Vitamin C Rose Oil or 100% Squalane Oil
If your dry skin also needs a radiance boost, turn to our cult-favorite
If you’re using a retinol product —- such as our
While both products are safe for sensitive skin, our 100% Squalane Oil has been honored with the