10 STEP SKINCARE ROUTINE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DRY SKIN
Have you heard a lot about the 10-step skincare routine that everyone has been talking about? If you have time to stick to the daily routine, we really recommend that you try, because it really does make a difference in your skin (trust me, I know first-hand how much of an improvement can be made!). We’ve listed the 10 steps below and our recommendations for each step!
If you haven’t heard, cleansing your face twice is a necessity for getting rid of all the impurities on your face. That’s because each cleanser gets rid of different types of residue on your face. Oil cleansers are able to remove oil-based impurities like SPF, sebums and pollutants. This DHC cleanser has been very popular and has over 2000 reviews on Amazon rating it at 4.5 out of 5 stars!
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With dry skin, we tend to have a lot of built up dead skin cells that make our skin look textured and uneven. Therefore, it’s important to use an exfoliator 1-3 times a week. If you have sensitive skin, or are new to exfoliating, we recommend starting off with exfoliating only once a week! These First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Pads are very gentle to use and can be used up to once a day by all skin types!
A toner offers a light layer of moisture meant to regulate your pH and soften your skin. For me, the toner used with a cotton pad also ensures that all the leftover makeup and dirt has been removed from my face (you will be able to see makeup on the cotton pad if there’s still any left over). If you have dry skin, it’s important to find a hydrating cleanser WITHOUT alcohol like this Klairs toner.
In the 10-step skincare routine, it’s all about layering products. The key is to layer thinner products first so they can easily absorb into the skin, and then layering on thicker products. This will ensure your pores don’t get clogged and you get maximum hydration and moisture for your skin. An essence is a thin, watery-like product that will help add moisture to your face that will really absorb deep into the skin!
For step 5, you can use either serums, boosters, ampules, emulsions, or even all! We recommend getting the La Roche-Posay Hyalu B5 Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum for dry skin. This rich serum texture leaves skin feeling plump to the touch. Skin is more hydrated & looks visibly replumped
Sheet masks really help your skin fully absorb all the moisture and nutrients after prolonged wear. You can wear the mask for 15-20 minutes, then remove and pat the residual essence into your skin. The Skederm snail jelly mask sounds gross, but is great for moisturizing and anti-aging!
The skin around your eyes is the thinnest and most delicate skin throughout your body. It’s important to find a good, gentle, and non-irritating eye cream that will help prevent dark circles and wrinkles in that area. This Shiseido eye cream is a great option for those who are looking to improve the look of firmness around their eyes.
Having a good moisturizer is a key factor to having healthy looking skin. A good moisturizer will seal in all of the moisture from the previous steps and plump up your skin. Our recommendation is the CeraVe Moisturizing cream (in the tub). This popular moisturizer provides 24-hour hydration and helps restore the protective skin barrier with three essential ceramides.
Sunscreen lotion from #1 dermatologist-recommended sun care brand has a water-light texture that leaves a weightless, matte finish and allows skin to breathe while keeping any unwanted skin problems at bay.
Your skin repairs itself the most at night, so it’s a good idea to throw on an ultra-hydrating sleeping mask as your last step! This Laneige Water Sleeping Mask is another popular choice that hydrate and brightens skin overnight.