Dry skin is characterized as lacking oil. This means that your skin isnt producing as much oil as it needs to, to keep the skin protected. I know sounds horrifying right?! Dont worry though, with the proper products & care we can combat some of the issues that come along with dry skin.
Dry skin has a compromised barrier function & can be more sensitive than other skin types. With a compromised barrier function this means your skin can show signs of aging more quickly & can become irrated easily . So what type of products are going to be good for dry skin?!
Occlusive products will be the best for dry skin. Occlusive means a thick product that isn't going to allow water & oils to be lost from the skin. Other great products for dry skin are beauty oils.
Dry skin should not be confused with dehydrated skin, which is lacking water & not oil. For dehydrated skin one of the best ingredients is hyarulonic acid, which holds 1000x its weight in water. VERY HYDRATING. More than likely you will probably have a combination of both dry & dehydrated.
Occlusive & hydrating products that I recommend :
My number one favorite product for dry skin is the Beauty Balm. For a number of reasons this product is a top favorite ! It can be used as a makeup remover/ cleanser, as an overnight mask & moisturizer. This product is VERY occlusive & a little goes a long way so its will last a long time!
For dehydrated skin I first recommend that you be conscious of how much water you are in-taking. The amount of water you drink can help support your skin. The product that I would use to layer under the cleansing balm before using as an over night mask is the Intense Moisture Serum.
Lastly a great oil is always the perfect addition to the two other products. The Balancing Facial Oil is going to be great at calming & balancing your sensitive skin. This can be worn alone, or with the other two products.