It is hard to prescribe a daily skincare routine for dry skin because in most cases dryness is usually harmless. In fact, if the condition isn’t sufficiently severe most people don’t even realize that they have dry skin. In the majority of the cases, men and women realize the presence of dry skin only during winter times. This can be attributed to the sub-tropical environment of India. As people struggle with lots of sweating and humidity for most of the year. This temporarily covers up the problem and leads to negligence when it comes to skincare.
To understand the need for a daily skincare routine for dry skin, we must first understand dry skin. Dry skin is a condition where your skin feels itchy and starts featuring scaling and cracking. If not taken care of properly, this condition can evolve more severe symptoms, such as bleeding and pus-filled bumps. This is why we always advise to take dry skin issues seriously.
Types of Dry Skin
Usually, dry skin is a natural condition that people are born with. In other cases, it can be the result of environmental factors. In fact, one of the most common causes of dry and irritated skin is exposure to elements that are toxic.
There are also conditions like dandruff that bring about dry skin as a byproduct. Even certain diseases can cause dry skin issues, but thankfully they can be managed with medication and prescription creams. While these conditions don’t often overlap, there are certain risk factors that can increase their severity. Let us take a look at them.
Risk Factors for Dry Skin
While for most, getting dry skin is a matter of chance, there are still factors that can affect your experience. Depending on how you handle them, these factors can increase or decrease the severity of your condition. So, here is a list of the four most common risk factors to consider when dealing with dry skin.
Age: An old adage states that ‘Age takes its toll’. This is true for the state of your skin as well. With age, the pores of your skin can’t keep up with their expected levels of oil production. This leads to dry skin. The skin also becomes more fragile with age, so even the smallest levels of scratching can lead to bleeding.
Medical History: While age only affects us later in our lives, medical history follows us from the very first day. If your family has a medical history full of allergies, you are more likely to develop the same allergies too. The same goes for more serious conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Weather: Weather can cause all types of changes to your skin condition. Humid weather can prevent you from noticing your dry skin by keeping it sweating. At the same time places that feature long winters, or extremely dry summers do the opposite.
Habits: Something that we carry with us in all weathers is our habits. Habits like taking too many showers or using hot water daily can cause the skin to dry out. This is why a lot of men and women often feel that their skin itches more in the wintertime. Tanning is also a habit that can have adverse effects, from premature aging to skin cancer. So, make sure that you avoid these harmful habits as much as you can.
Dry Skin Treatments
We have established by now that dry skin is something that people should be worried about. More often than not people just assume that it is the way skin is supposed to be. But, now that you know better, there are various options that you can explore to help normalize it. Some of these are simple tips for daily use, while others are high efficacy products for targeted functions. We are steering clear of medical-grade products so you don’t have to worry about getting a prescription just yet. So, let us explore the two major types of treatments that you can consider.
1. Lifestyle Changes
People who don’t have severe types of dry skin conditions can always start with basic lifestyle changes. Most of these are simple little tweaks in your daily habits that will easily get you on the right track. You can always add cosmetic solutions to the mix but think of these as a good starting point.
1. Drink lots of water.
2. Shower every day.
3. Don’t use hot water showers or saunas.
4. Apply a moisturizer or lotion after showering.
5. Get tested for skin allergies.
6. Don’t scratch your itchy skin.
7. If your room is too dry, use a humidifier.
2. Cosmetic Treatments
Men and women in India are no strangers to cosmetics. Online platforms are filled with products that claim to be the best option for all your skincare needs. However, all brands are not made the same. What differentiates a brand like Skeyndor from the rest of the market is our scientific prowess. We take pride in our legacy of European innovation that is supported by our commitment to safety and sustainability.
All this translates to a wide range of products that are especially suited for specific skin types and skincare conditions. This is the same for people who have dry skin. In fact, Skeyndor has enough unique products just for dry skin that you can create a whole skincare routine with them. Here’s a look at the options we have and what purpose they serve.
1. Face Cleanser – Delicate Cleansing Milk
2. Face Cream – Power C Energising Cream
3. Moisturizer – Intensive Moisturising Skin
4. Face Pack – Fresh Sorbet
5. Face Serum – Moisturising Booster
6. Toner – Aloe Rich Tonic
7. Night Cream – Rich Nutriv Cream
8. Winter Cream – Ultra Moisturising Cream 24H
Face Cleanser for Dry Skin
One of the most common problems with most skincare routines is not enough cleansing. Unlike oily skin which you can easily feel, dry skin can remain a hidden issue. You might not even notice that your own dead cells are layering your skin until the whole surface becomes an itchy mess.
A simple solution for that is Skeyndor’s Delicate Cleansing Milk. It is made from thermal spring water, pre-biotics, and various plant extracts. The solution leaves a soothing effect on the skin, as it cleans the impurities and normalizes the Ph levels.
Face Cream for Dry Skin
One of the more underrated reasons why dry skin is bad for you is the aesthetic itself. Dry skin makes your face appear dull, with lots of dark spots that ruin the skin tone. To get your natural glow back, try our Power C Energising Cream SPF 15. It is made with Vitamin C derivatives and pomegranate extracts. They give your skin a boost of antioxidants and other nutrients that help brighten your appearance. With regular use, your skin will start looking naturally fair soon enough.
Moisturiser for Dry Skin
Sometimes just a face cream is not enough to combat dry skin. If your skin gets dehydrated enough it will need a dedicated moisturiser to bring it back to normal. Our recommendation for dry to very dry skin types is our Intensive Moisturising Cream. It is made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and other natural extracts. Despite the intimidating name HA is one of the main components that give our skin structure. By using it and other active ingredients, we help restore the skin to its natural moisture levels.
Face Pack for Dry Skin
Something that people don’t realize is that when you scrub off dead skin you also remove lots of vital minerals. These minerals are required by the skin to maintain its natural composition. If you face the same issue, then you can try Skeyndor’s My Mask – Fresh Sorbet. This particular My Mask is designed to help with the re-mineralisation of dry skin. The Fresh Sorbet contains special Norwegian glacial water and several other mineral extracts that are vital for the skin.
Face Serum for Dry Skin
We have talked about the situation where face creams are not enough to tackle dry skin. But what about a situation where the dehydration goes so deep that even a moisturiser is not enough to handle the issue? In such severe conditions, we recommend using a serum for dry skin. Skeyndor’s Moisturising Booster Serum is a perfect example of such a product. It contains almost 4 times the Hyaluronic Acid as our Intensive Moisturising Cream. Due to the formulation of the serum, it also absorbs faster and goes deeper than regular cosmetic products. This makes it one of the best products for heavily dehydrated skin.
Toner for Dry Skin
Many people confuse toners with face cleansers and therefore skip this vital purchase. However, for people who suffer from oily and acne-ridden skin, this is as important as a face cream. The reason being that toners are designed to clear away facial debris, while also balancing the Ph levels. This means that they not only clear up the pores to prevent acne but also even the skin tone. Skeyndor’s Aloe Rich Tonic is a great example of the product. As the name suggests, it contains aloe vera extracts, as well as other vital proteins, amino acids, and carbohydrates. It is also alcohol-free so it doesn’t dry up the skin while cleansing.
Night Cream for Dry Skin
It is common knowledge that our body repairs itself while we sleep. So does our skin. To improve this process, people use night creams that are designed to deliver vital nutrients that the skin needs. These nutrients are absorbed into the skin overnight and help restore it to its natural look. Skeyndor’s Rich Nutriv Cream has been designed for exactly this purpose. It contains various vitamins, amino acids, and other minerals. They work together to firm up dull and flaccid skin as well as restore the skin’s volume.
Daily Cream for Dry Skin
Just like the night cream, Skeyndor also has other unique products in its Natural Defence Line of products. These products are designed to help fight off various natural elements that work against the skin. One such product is our daily cream called Ultra Moisturising Cream 24H. As the description suggests, it is designed to help people deal with dry skin during the harsh winter months. The formula has been tweaked to be long-lasting, so you get 24 hours’ worth of hydration with every use. It is perfect for people who complain about itchy skin during the winters.
If you are still confused about what products to use or treatments to get, you can always contact us directly. Skeyndor has a team specially dedicated to helping clients figure out the best treatment possible for them. We can even handle the bookings at your favorite salon. So, give us a chance and say goodbye to dry skin once and for all.