How To Care For Very Dry Skin

Do you struggle with perpetually flaky, dry, rough skin, no matter how much moisturizer you slather on? Caring for extremely dry skin goes beyond just lotions and creams. With a better understanding of what contributes to dryness, you can make meaningful adjustments to your skin care routine for softer, smoother, perfectly hydrated skin.

Dry Skin Causes

Dry skin occurs when it can no longer retain its natural moisturizing factors or effectively hold on to moisturizing ingredients—in other words, it loses the ability to replenish itself. 

If you’re not addressing the root of the problem and using the right skin care products, you don’t stand a chance of alleviating dry skin. Here’s an action plan to get dry skin back on the right track.

Replenishing Solutions for Very Dry Skin

Winning the battle against dry, aggravated skin begins with selecting a good range of dry skin products to nourish and calm. You can start the ball rolling with a gentle but effective cleanser that leaves skin feeling soft and clean, never dry or tight. Ingredients to look for include nourishing, non-fragrant plant oils and extremely mild, easy-to-rinse cleansing agents.


Important advice: Avoid bar soaps and scrubs. These skin-aggravating products hurt the skin’s surface, reducing its ability to hold on to moisture

After cleansing, recharge your skin with a toner (yes, even dry skin can benefit from a toner) loaded with superior hydrating and skin-replenishing ingredients. Adding these rejuvenating substances to very dry skin gives it exactly what it needs to start regaining moisture and safeguarding it from future moisture loss.

The next step is to apply day gel moisturizer from Patchology. This luxurious water- based gel moisturizer packs serious hydrating power with a clean, silky-smooth feel. Lightweight and pore-friendly, never sticky or greasy. Instantly feel the cool, refreshing surge of hydration, delivering essential nutrients and antioxidants to leave skin smooth, soothed, and protected.

The final step at night is to give skin the ultimate in moisture and enriched skin-restoring ingredients. Standard basic moisturizers and creams just won’t do it for this problem skin type; rather, it needs high-powered blends of essential lipids, ceramides, plant butters, and calming agents. For heavy-duty hydration with a luxurious feel, try Patchology Night Cream/Sleeping Mask .

This weightless, whipped masque restores moisture and skin's youthful appearance while you snooze, so you wake up refreshed and ready to face the day. Super-moisturizing Hyaluronic Acidanti-aging Retinol and Peptides, and 17 skin-conditioning plant extracts sink in overnight. Dream skin? Right this way. 

And, of course, during the day, make sure to use sunscreen rated SPF 30 or greater. I highly recommend Salt and Stone Tinted SPF Face Stick. Nothing is more important for skin than protecting it from daily UV light exposure (even on a cloudy day); unprotected UV exposure limits skin’s ability to hold moisture in and replenish the vital, healthy substances it needs.


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