Dry may be great for martinis but not so much when it comes to your skin. And while sticking to the same routine day after day might seem a little dull, it’s actually one of the best things you can do for a brighter, smoother complexion. Why? Because it can take time to see results from any given product, especially when trying to improve a chronic skin issue like dryness.
Dry skin can be genetic or a product of its environment. For example, colder weather can dry out skin. If your complexion feels constantly thirsty and flaky, try this hydrating and moisturizing routine:
Cleanse: Bright Young Thang™ Face Wash
Serum: Never Grow Up™ Face Serum
Eyes: Prize on the Eyes™ Eye Crème
Moisturize: Never Grow Up™ Face Crème
Pearlfectionist™ Exfoliating Face Mask
Hot & Gold™ Firming Face Mask
Block It Like It’s Hot™ SPF 30 Face Crème
Dry skin needs products loaded with long-lasting moisture and hydration. Bright Young Thang Face Wash features macadamia oil, rich in fatty acids, plus ginseng to brighten a dull complexion. Follow your face wash with a serum like Never Grow Up, loaded with antioxidant-rich fruit extracts and glycerin, which works to attract hydration to the skin’s surface. For the delicate area around your eyes, use Prize on the Eyes by gently patting in 3 dots under the eye and on the outer corners where fine lines appear. Finally, a dime-sized amount of Never Grow Up Face Crème helps lock in soft, smooth skin with shea butter and olive oil.
Treat your skin to a multimasking experience once or twice a week with exfoliating Pearlfectionist. Exfoliating is especially important for dry skin because once dead skin cells are removed, moisturizing ingredients can work deeper to soften skin. Apply a thin layer and leave on 5–10 minutes while pearl powder and sea buckthorn berry—a super fruit—exfoliate and condition dull, dry skin. After rinsing, follow with Hot & Gold. Colloidal gold is believed to help firm skin and leave it glowing, resulting in a radiant, younger looking complexion.
Use Block It Like It’s Hot in the morning, at least 15 minutes before going outside. It hydrates and brightens skin, and you can layer it with your moisturizer for double the benefits. Plus, sunscreen helps prevent photoaging, which dry skin is especially prone to.
Dry skin needs multiple types of moisture; when combining moisturizers, crèmes, and serums, layer from lightest to heaviest
Not sure what your skin type is? We’ve got a simple quiz to help you find the perfect routine.