Tips for Dry Skin Types

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What Does It Mean To Have Dry Skin?

Skin that is dry is inefficient at producing enough sebum which can lead to dullness, cracking, tightness, itchiness and flaking.  Dryness is not equivalent to dehydration.  When skin is dehydrated, it lacks water; when skin is dry, it lacks oil. 

How To Treat Dry Skin

Ideally, skin is plump and radiant, full of moisture and bounce.  Although skin type cannot be changed, it can be treated with the right products to deliver a preferred outcome.  Key steps within the Korean skincare routine can be implemented to quench dry skin.

The Cosrx Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence targets dry skin by delivering a strong burst of hydration.  It does this while also repairing damaged and irritated skin with antimicrobial properties and improving elasticity and wrinkles through antioxidants. 

An incredible 96% snail secretion filtrate applies gently but works hard to achieve these results.  This amazing ingredient helps soothe dryness, redness and acne while restoring skin’s natural, healthy glow.

Staying true to the brand’s less is more approach to skincare, the purity and potency of the Pyunkang Yul Moisture Serum delivers the optimum moisture : oil ratio to help ease dry skin. 

Achieving results with a minimum of ingredients, the hero of the formula is Coptis Japonica Root Extract, an Asian herb used medicinally because of its anti-inflammatory strength.  It is able to soothe and calm skin.  Olive Oil features for its ability to deeply hydrate.  Together, both also pack an antioxidant punch achieving protected, well balanced and radiant skin.

Touted as the saviour of dry skin, the Dr Jart+ Ceramidin Cream relies on five different kinds of ceramides to reinforce the skin barrier and provide skin restoring benefits.  Time release moisture technology ensures consistent replenishment to turn dry, rough and flaky skin soft and plump. 

Rich in emollients, the cream is able to lock in moisture by forming an occlusive barrier on the surface which reduces moisture evaporation.

Panthenol, Algae Extract and Shea Butter also improve hydration and suppleness while Licorice Root Extract imparts brightening.

Overnight masks help to achieve a burst of hydration as you sleep.  Iconic as it is effective, the Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is more potent than a standard lip balm, working to deliver soft and hydrated lips by morning.

It forms a protective film over the skin to lock in moisture and active ingredients.  The antioxidant rich berry complex it employs softens and gently exfoliates for a supple finish.

The Cosrx Ultimate Moisturising Honey Overnight Mask operates in much the same way for the rest of the face.  Boasting a huge 85% concentration of Propolis Extract and natural Beeswax, it imparts intense hydration overnight to improve and prevent dryness and flaking.

Furthermore, propolis extract is antibacterial so additionally provides soothing, healing and calming effects for redness and irritation.  These can be enhanced by refrigerating the tube.

A full analysis of combating dry skin by Denise at CLAY + essence can be found here.

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The importance of incorporating double cleansing into your skincare routine can be found here.

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