1. Home
  2. /
  3. The esmi Edit
  4. /
  5. Skin Care for Dry Skin

Skin Care for Dry Skin

Dry skin can be a real diva, can't it? One day it's smooth, supple, and glowing. The next, it decides to throw a tantrum - leaving you with a parched and flaky complexion.

The unpredictability of dry skin can be frustrating, we get it. With the right routine and products, you can tame this temperamental beast and keep your skin looking and feeling its best. In this blog, we'll explore some tried-and-true tips and tricks for treating dry skin, along with recommendations for the best skincare products to help you achieve a healthy, radiant complexion.

Why is dry skin hard to treat?

Dry skin is challenging to treat due to its complex underlying mechanisms and the potential for exacerbation over time without proper care. The skin barrier, composed of lipids and proteins, acts as a protective shield against external factors. When the skin lacks sufficient moisture, this barrier becomes compromised, leading to susceptibility to irritants and moisture loss.

Without quality skin care, the skin's lipid barrier weakens, allowing water to evaporate more easily and leaving the skin parched. Over time, the skin's natural ability to retain moisture diminishes, exacerbating dryness and potentially leading to conditions like eczema or dermatitis.

Research indicates that prolonged exposure to harsh environmental conditions, such as low humidity or excessive cleansing, can further disrupt the skin barrier, contributing to persistent dryness. Without intervention, chronic dry skin can lead to discomfort, itching, inflammation, and premature aging. Thus, effective treatment strategies should focus on replenishing moisture, reinforcing the skin barrier, and addressing underlying factors contributing to dryness.

The best skin care routine for dry skin

Here are some of our tips and tricks for dry skin. 

  • Use a gentle cleanser to refresh the skin without stripping moisture in the AM and PM
  • Follow up your cleanser with a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturiser to lock in hydration 
  • Use a sunscreen to protect against UV damage 
  • Incorporate a nourishing serum, containing ingredients like hyaluronic, into your night routine
  • Seal in hydration with a nourishing moisturiser to soothe and repair the skin overnight
  • In noticeably humid environments, use lighter formulations to prevent clogged pores and excess shine

Choosing products for dry skin

If you're battling dry skin, you're probably on the lookout for products that can offer relief and hydration. Luckily, esmi Skin Minerals is known for its commitment to quality and effectiveness - with a dedicated Dryness collection designed to address the needs of parched skin.

One standout product from the Dryness collection is the Hyaluronic Hydrating Serum. Packed with hyaluronic acid, this serum helps to replenish moisture levels in the skin, leaving it feeling plump and hydrated.

For those in need of intense moisture, the 24k Gold Nourishing Oil is a must-try. Infused with luxurious gold flakes and a blend of oils, this indulgent elixir deeply nourishes and revitalises dry, stressed skin, leaving it soft, smooth, and radiant.

The best cleanser for dry skin 

The Uncomplicated Cleanser is a fabulous choice for dry skin, thanks to its gentle yet powerful formula. Enriched with natural ingredients like aloe vera and cucumber extract, it cleanses effectively while preserving vital moisture. This ensures your skin feels refreshed and nourished without any stripping sensation. The lightweight texture makes it ideal for daily use, fostering a balanced and hydrated complexion. By incorporating The Uncomplicated Cleanser into your skincare regimen, you can restore suppleness and radiance to dry skin, revealing a revitalised, luminous glow. 

Best face moisturiser for dry skin 

The Nourishing Moisturiser is a godsend for dry skin. It's packed with hydrating ingredients like shea butter and macadamia oil to deeply quench thirsty skin, combatting dryness and flakiness. With soothing components such as aloe vera and cucumber extract, it calms irritation and redness while replenishing the skin's barrier. Despite its rich nourishment, the moisturiser boasts a lightweight texture that absorbs quickly, making it perfect for daily wear under makeup. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, this versatile moisturiser delivers intense hydration and lasting relief, leaving skin supple, smooth, and beautifully balanced. 

Unsure if you have dry skin? Take our skin quiz!

Skin care for dry skin, by esmi

These are just a few of the standout products from the esmi Dryness collection. Whether you're dealing with occasional dryness or chronic dehydration, these skincare essentials can help restore balance and vitality to your complexion. Check out the full Dryness collection page for even more skin-loving goodies: Esmi Dryness Collection. Your skin will thank you!