Skincare for dry skin
Oh God help us people with dry skin! The struggle is real!
Yes you guessed right I SUFFER from this skin type! Why oh whyyyyy?! lol Ok maybe it isn't that bad?, NO, erm yes it is! If you have this skin type, you can relate.
What is dry skin?
Dry skin has almost no visible pores with dull, rough complexion.
It can easily get irritated and which can cause red patches.
Dry skin is naturally less elastic and more easily likely to develop visible lines. When exposed to drying conditions the skin can become flaky, it can crack, peel or become irritated or even more inflamed.
Dry skin can be caused by some of the following:
Different weather/surrounding air conditions, ageing, genetics, long hot baths and showers, ingredients in soaps, cosmetics or cleaning agents, medications, sleep, lack of water intake and may more.
Here are the products that I would highly recommend. Just follow my simple steps. This is my daily skincare regime and how I have maintained my skin ever since it turned dry to extra dry! These products work amazing for my skin and I can assure you that it will work for you if you have this skin type too.
I have put them in order of which you would use them, just so it's less hassle for you, thank me later!
(The products that are in the same step, please choose which one you would prefer. You wouldn't use both unless I have stated otherwise)
Soothing Cleansing Oil
This beauty is a beauty not just because of its lightweight oil texture that turns into milk once you add water but for the incredible benefits it delivers to your skin.
For a luxurious simplicity in your skincare cleansing routine, this oil is made from Jasmin flower extract mixed with kukui nut and sunflower oils to create the perfect cleanser that melts away makeup, including eye makeup by the way, without disrupting your skins natural balance. This cleansing oil helps put back any oil missing from your skin or balances out any oils in your skin if you have too much to create this perfect skin balance. It leaves your skin feeling super hydrated, refreshed, cleansed and supple! I rate this product a 10/10 for cleansing the skin but as for removing eye makeup it only works best for makeup that is not waterproof, otherwise it can be difficult to remove waterproof makeup on the eyes. From my personal experience I found that it caused my eyes to water as I had to tag away at my eye makeup with more pressure than I would normally need to use.
How to use: Apply 2/3 pumps sparingly all over your face with your hands or onto a cosmetic cotton pad and wipe over the full face. Then add some water onto the skin and massage the skin clean, notice that the oil now turns into a milk consistency after apply some water to it. Rinse off thoroughly or alternatively wipe away with a wet,clean cotton pad all over the face.
What do I love about this product? Apart from everything? lol! I love the fact this is a quick and convenient way to remove my makeup at the end of a long, hard day at work. When I wear makeup I normally have it on for at least 12 hours, so by the end of the day I have zero effort to take it off; but I always do because thats the number one rule after makeup, never sleep with it on! I love how it super hydrates my dry skin and puts oils back into my skin when my skin is feeling extra to tired and dry.
Extra Treatment Lotion
This preparative lotion is a toner that you apply first before your skincare routine to maximize skin's moisture, leaving it feeling super hydrated, fresh, smooth and firm.
This is suitable for normal to extra dry skin types, but specifically for dry skin types. This is perfect for anyone who needs a splash of hydration back into their skin; a perfect water based toner. It helps lift off any dirt or dead skin cells whilst treating the skin for an even looking skin tone.
It contains Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate that helps bind moisture to skin leaving it feeling plumped and more radiant. The ingredient Trehalose promotes long-term hydration.
How to use: Apply 2/3 drops sparingly on a cotton pad and wipe all over your face or with your hands and smooth onto your skin. Use day and night.
What do I love about this product? I love how it super hydrates my dry skin and puts moisture back into my skin without stripping it like other toners. It helps prep my skin for the ultimate hydrated canvas before applying my moisturiser, meaning that I don't need to use as much moisturiser on my face. A must have for your dry skin.
Intensive Skin Supplement
This skin saviour and skincare must have, is what it says it is, an Intensive Skin Supplement, simple. It beautifully delivers the right amount of vitamins and minerals to your skin. It is a multi-benefit serum that helps prevent signs of ageing, dark spots, fine lines and improves the skins appearance and elasticity. I like to think of this as the food for my skin.
Extra Repair Moisture Cream
This lightweight yet luxurious cream is perfect for layering and prepping the skin for a seamless canvas for foundation application not forgetting its dewy, hydrating texture creating the perfect primer for dry skin.
"This is a lightweight version of our iconic Extra Repair Moisturizing Balm that's great for normal to dry skin and anyone who lives in humid climates."
This skin-nourishing formula utilises a unique Triple Emulsion Technology to give the cream its lightweight texture while still allowing it to be incredibly moisturising. Made with omega-rich sunflower oil—an ingredient packed with essential fatty acids—to provide moisturisation without a heavy feel. Glycerin and Sodium Hyaluronate plump and smooth the appearance of fine, dry lines, while Shea Butter provides a protective barrier against moisture loss. Skin looks fresher, smoother, firmer—for a healthier-looking appearance over time. (Bobbibrown.co.uk)
How to use: Apply one pea sized dotted amount on the forehead, nose, chin and each cheek area and massage into skin and neck, avoiding the eye area. Use daytime.
What do I love about this? I little goes a long way, it really does. This lightweight yet rich formula leaves my skin feeling super hydrated, moisturised, supple and healthy. I can enjoy the freedom of not having to use a primer as this moisturiser like all of Bobbi's moisturisers double up as a primer. my all time fave moisturiser.
Hydrating Eye Cream
This bad boy hydrates the eye area like no other! The hydrating eye cream is a lightweight but super hydrating formula made for everyone to keep the eye area well hydrated, leaving it soft and smooth. This eye cream quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves it hydrated for up to 24 hours. It's a great makeup primer, leaving your concealer looking flawless all day. It contains Enriched Mineral Water Blend to hydrate, balance and revive skin. Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel extract to soothe the eye area and Jojoba Seed, Avocado Oil, and Squalane to condition the skin.
How to use: Apply one pea sized dotted amount ( half of the quantity on each eye) around the eye area in a soft patting motion. Allow the cream to be fully absorbed before applying any makeup on top. Use daytime.
What do I love about this? It leaves my eye area super hydrated and supple and oh yeh it creates the perfect canvas for my concealor! Thank you Bobbi Brown for this God send! Love love love this product!
Extra Eye Repair Cream
Do you have dark circles? Fine lines? Puffiness, wrinkles or even dryness around your eyes? Then this eye cream is made for you!
"This concentrated formula combines an amazing texture, the ultimate in moisture and skin-repairing benefits–it's made for those days when your eyes need something extra." Bobbi Brown
The formula is super rich, thick and cream. It revives the appearance of your under eyes instantly. Formulated with peptides, natural plant oils, and humectants to tackle any of the above concerns and helps support the skin natural collagen. This cream is suitable for all skin types.
How to use: Apply one pea sized dotted amount ( half of the quantity on each eye) around the eye area in a soft patting motion. Allow the cream to be fully absorbed. I wouldn't suggest using this eye cream under makeup as I found it to be too rich, meaning that my concealer didn't stay on properly, which eventually caused a lot of creasing. Use daytime without makeup or as I do as part of my night time routine, just before bed time.
What do I love about this? It really does what it says! It helps diminish my dark circles by at least 80% and the product itself lasts a long time, as a little goes a long way! I would definitely recommend this product. It has been my skin saviour for the last 4 years!
Even though this step-by-step guideline for your skin type, additional care is required to maintain your skin.
These products are either a must in your daily skincare routine or just a few times a week. Please see in the description below, for each item, guidelines of usage and instructions for your skin type.
All the items again can be found on http://www.bobbibrown.co.uk
Intensive Skin Supplement
This is a must have in your daily skin care routine. (Please see Intensive skin supplement above in Step 3)
This serum is jam packed with essential vitamins for your skin and helps prevents breakouts and dull looking skin. It revives the skin by putting 'food' back where it may be lacking.
Lip Balm Spf 15
Moisturising the lips and caring for the skin on your lips is just as important as looking after the skin on your face. Add this to your daily skin care routine.
This lip balm is formulated with wheat germ, avocado and olive oils. A non-greasy formula that immediately comforts and hydrates whilst repairing and protects the lips. It contains essential vitamins for your skin.
It also is an amazing lip primer before applying your favourite lipstick, ensuring your lipstick to last on for longer through out the day.
My skincare musts? Pay attention to skin's condition and adjust your routine accordingly, exfoliate regularly to promote cell turnover, and, of course, wear sunscreen—every day.
It is very important to exfoliate your skin to help remove dead skin cells to help promote cell turnover to reveal healthy, glowy, fresh skin.
These buffing grains are made from 100% Japanese adzuki bean powder.
For dry skin types I would recommend to exfoliate no more then twice a week.
Extra Balm Rinse
Use daily for dry skin, or as a night time treatment when skin needs more hydration.
This extra balm rinse provides a luxury element to your cleansing routine. It removes all traces of makeup whilst delivering super hydration, softness and soothes to your skin.
It contains orange oil that helps brighten the skin whilst sunflower glycerides smooth and condition skin.
It is suitable for all skin types, especially dry skin providing an extra moisture boost to your skin when it needs it most.