Wishtrend is up for a very special treat to help your different skin concerns! It won’t be too long until you will get to finally find out what it is! But before we do, we wanted dive deeper into the tips, tutorials and product recommendations that will work wonders for your specific skin worries!
Let’s start off with #TeamDry today. So come along if you have dry, dehydrated and flaky skin or regardless of your skin type – if you struggle with skin dehydration during transitional season or winter times!
For dry skin, it’s important to remember these following rules: 1) review your cleansers, 2) use and choose your toner wisely, 3) pre-toner could be the solution, 4) don’t like oil, find a replacement, 5) make sure to lock in all the moisture.
Do I have dry skin?
Many times it is hard to know what our specific skin type is. Which is normal since skin conditions tend to change a lot over time. Some tips that might help you pinpoint if your current skin state is on the dry side are the following:
• Skin is overly sensitive or pulls during the day or after cleansing
• You tend to get flaky or patchy in some areas
• Skin is not elastic enough for your age
• Skin feels slightly rough and looks dull
• Fine lines and small strikes form through any repeated movements
• Makeup tends to crack easily
• Skin gets irritated after changes in temperatures.
1️⃣. Review Your Cleanser, moisturizing starts with cleansing
If you have been struggling with dry skin no matter how often you tried to switch up your routine and moisutrizers, maybe it is about time to review and change up your cleansers. Cleansing is the step where we irritate and stimulate our skin the most thanks to the repetition of rub and rinse.
Choosing a cleanser that is good enough to cleanse your skin, but mild enough to not overly dry it, irritate it or get rid of all the natural oils that benefit your skin is a basic necessity of your routine. Especially since having dry skin, you already don’t produce as much natural sebum and oils you want to choose a cleanser that helps to bring hydration and respects your skin barrier, so your skin does not have any more chances to dry excessively.
For that, the rich moist cleanser with ingredients like hyaluronic acid will be perfect to add an extra layer of moisture even during the cleansing step, which will make a whole lot of difference at any time of the year, but especially now during the colder months. So make sure to search for cleansers rich in hydrants.
I’m super picky with face wash, I need it to cleanse but not make my face feel squeaky clean. I do not wear make up so I don’t need an intense wash, keep that in mind if you use makeup, I don’t know if it will work well. I do not care for the smell but it doesn’t matter to me because I love using this product! I actually look forward to washing my face at the end of the day, the foam feels luxurious and soothing. LOVE. – Colleen Ma***
2️⃣. Toner is the new moisturizer
Toner should be our loyal friend to build hydration from within and re-balance the moisture levels of the skin, especially if you are #TeamDry. We’ve heard enough of 7 layers of toner. But what matters most is the ingredients, how well it penetrates into the skin for effective hydration.
Choose a toner filled with rich and soothing ingredients, one that does not feel too heavy though, so the skin can easily absorb it. Apply the first layer when your skin is still a little bit damp. Pad it well into the skin and go with a second layer. Repeat this process as much as you need, to acquire your desired level of hydration and plumpness.
Sooo good! ★★★★★
This toner gives you an instant hydration without feeling too greasy. It has a thin, milky consistency that absorbs into the skin quickly and dries without any residue. I have been using this toner during my day and nighttime routine for the last little while, and I just love how glowy and plump it makes my skin look. This is definitely a toner I would keep during the cold, dry, winter months – Jenny Wu****
3️⃣. There is also “pre-toner” for double the hydration
If you struggle with dry and flaky skin, you can think outside of the box when it come to your toner step! Rather than jumping straight into your original rich toner, simply try adding a watery light toner just prior to your usual routine. We often find our skin struggling most when we step out of the shower. That is why we often see many spritz facial mist before the toner step.
But rather than spraying just any random facial mist just for the sake of hydration, consider adding a proper step ‘pre-toner’ that is as light and hydrating as a facial mist but better in ingredients.
Golden Goodness! ★★★★★
The Watery essence is such a joy to have! It instantly soothes my dry/dehydrated skin! My skin feels different (in a good way!) every time I use this! Doesn’t have any scent, absorbs so well. This has helped me with my skin irritations too! Can’t wait to get another bottle on Black Friday sale! – Jonette Pa****
4️⃣ Dislike oil but still want hydration? Find a replacement.
One holy grail serum among dry skin can be found from the brand Dear, Klairs: Being water-based it can be easily incorporated even now during the summer to provide all that rich nourishment of its powerful ingredients which include green tea, peptides, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, and fermented extracts among others to provide fundamental care to your skin. If you are in the market for a serum that provides a good glow, bring antioxidants and helps hydrate and restore the skin while being easy to use
5️⃣. Make sure to lock in the moisutre.
It is key not to be lazy and impatient for dry skin. Until you lock in the moisture, you are never over with your skincare! No matter how well you did with your skincare routine from cleansing to serum, you always have to have the one that ties them all together to keep your skin hydrated throughout the day and effectively. And so called the moisturizer or the cream, is the glue to your hydrants.
When we struggle we dryness and flakiness on the skin, it is always a struggle to find the right texture of a moisturizer that will feel comfortable even on top of the skincare products that have been layered on your skin.
My Favorite Moisturizer ★★★★★
I’ve been using this stuff for a couple years now and it’s my absolute favorite. The winter is SUPER dry where I live and this moisturizer is the only thing that keeps my skin from drying out! – S J****