What is Dry Skin?
So you’ve got dry skin? The best of us do. Some people have naturally dry skin, while others can get it from seasonal changes like during the winter.
But what is dry skin? Dryness can make your skin look and feel rough, itchy, or flaky. It’s something that can affect you, no matter your age or location. Dryness occurs because your skin lacks too much water or oil.
It’s pretty easy to understand. And, luckily, it’s easy to treat too! OxygenCeuticals has one of the best recommended skincare routines for dry skin!
Let’s get to it!
Any skincare routine has to start with cleansing. A lot of people feel that some cleansers strip their skin of all of their moisture, leaving it feeling taut and dry. OxygenCeuticals suggests two cleansers that get the cleaning job done without destroying the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
This is a wonderful 1st step cleanser for those who want to double cleanse without drying out their skin. It contains Safflower Seed Oil, Kyounin Yu, and Algin. Safflower Seed Oil contains linoleic acid which helps maintain your skin’s protective barrier and prevents flaking. It offers both occlusive and emollient properties that moisturize and nourish the skin. Algin, also known as alginic acid, is a naturally occurring polymer extracted from brown algae. This makes it an emulsifying agent that helps thicken the product’s texture while providing binding moisture to the skin that doesn’t evaporate away.
To use this cleanser:
- Take an appropriate amount and gently rub all over the face.
- Use a tissue, cotton pad, or sponge to remove.
- Follow up with second step of cleansing with the Purifying Foaming Wash.
- This cleanser can be used as a stand-alone cleanser if you don’t wear heavy makeup.
This natural, plant-based foaming wash helps to minimize pores while removing impurities, makeup and dirt. Dimethyl Sulfone and Botanical extracts create a rich foam to cleanse while simultaneously delivering essential nutrients to the skin. Its Botanical ingredients are made up of Rehmannia Glutinosa Root Extract, Saururus Chinensis Leaf/Root Extract and Apricot Kernel Extract. These ingredients provide anti-inflammation and antimicrobial effects without stripping the skin.
It’s even been skin irritant patch tested to work perfectly on sensitive skin types, making it a wonderful cleanser for acne as well as dry skin.
To use this cleanser:
- Take an adequate amount and lather with water.
- Gently apply on the skin and gently rub.
- Rinse off with lukewarm water.
- Can be used as a stand-alone foaming cleanser if you don’t wear heavy makeup.
After cleansing, you need something to wipe off the last tiny bits of dirt and grime that your cleanser just didn’t catch. Not to mention, there are many toners that provide moisturizing benefits as well as toning.
OxygenCeuticals has a few different toners that work well for dry skin, but we strongly recommend one in particular.
One of our bestselling toners, the Nutrient Toner contains Hyaluronic Acid, Allantoin, and Portulaca Oleracea Extract. Hyaluronic Acid, also known as Sodium Hyaluronate, is a humectant. A humectant is a substance that helps the skin hold in moisture. Therefore, this toner will keep water from evaporating from the skin and leave it full and bouncy. Allantoin is an anti-aging ingredient that aids in the process of skin cell turnover. This means it will keep the skin smooth once the dead skin layer is shed off. Dry, dead skin can appear flaky and result in the formation of fine lines.
When using this toner, your skin will feel like it’s drunk its fill of pure moisture and it will continue to feel that way for a long time, as it’s formulated to keep the moisture in.
To use this toner, after cleansing:
- Soak a cotton pad with the toner.
- Wipe the pad across the face to remove impurities and hydrate the skin.
- This toner can also be used to make a DIY mask pack by soaking cotton pads in the toner and leaving them on dry spots on the face for 5-10 minutes. This will allow the toner to properly soak into the skin.
If for some reason, this toner doesn’t suit your tastes, OxygenCeuticals does have a few other options for you to try!
You might be wondering, “what is the difference between an ampoule and a serum?” or even “why do I need to use an ampoule in the first place?” Well, an ampoule is essentially a super extra potent serum that targets a specific skin concern. You might only use an ampoule on occasions when your skin feels particularly dry and use a serum twice daily.
OxygenCeuticals’ Fluid Line contains six powerful targeted ampoules that aid in every skin concern. We have one ampoule specifically for dry skin!
OxygenCeuticals’ official hydrating fluid, the Acell-300 creates a protective, non-drying moisture layer to give the skin a natural glow. How do we know it works? The name Acell-300 isn’t just talk. This contains the patented ingredient “ACELL 300 COMPLEX.” This was created as a result of 300 tests and research projects to find an ingredient with long-lasting hydration.
The ACELL 300 COMPLEX is made up of several botanical ingredients specifically chosen for their hydrating power: Althaea Rosea Flower Extracts, Polygonum Cuspidatum Root Extracts, Monnieri Fruit Extracts, Prunella Vulgaris Leaf Extracts, and Capric Glycerides.
To use this fluid:
- Apply 1-2 drops on clean skin before applying serum/essence.
- Massage into the skin and let absorb.
- We recommend mixing this fluid with our Moisture Aqua Serum for easier application and deeper hydration. It can also be used as a base for dewy makeup.
If the Acell-300 Fluid isn’t for you, we have some other options available for you!
Try out the Skin Barrier Fluid as a hydrating ampoule if you want to improve your skin’s elasticity and protective barrier. Use the Couperose Fluid to hydrate if you have redness prone or sensitive skin!
Our next step seems obvious! Serum! A skin serum is a light, easily absorbed liquid that you spread on your skin for extra nutrients, moisture, etc. A serum can even have multiple functions! OxygenCeuticals’ line of serums certainly does.
We’ll share a few different serums that do wonders for dry skin!
OxygenCeuticals’ Moisture Aqua Serum is a light, hydrating serum that creates an oil-water balance in the skin. This serum is not only packed with Hyaluronic Acid and Jojoba Oil, which make it so moisturizing, it also contains Arginine and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract. Arginine is a great antioxidant that controls the skin pH balance while Camellia Sinensis smooths the skin and repairs damage.
This serum works wonders when used together with the Acell-300 Fluid. We actually offer the two products in a quick and easy kit for those who want to try it out before buying the full size products. This is the Acell Moisture Kit! A must have serum set for anyone suffering with dry skin.
To use the serum:
- At the serum step, apply an adequate amount to the face.
- Pat gently onto the skin until it is absorbed.
- For best results, mix with a fluid that matches your skin concern! (For dry skin, mix with the Acell-300 Fluid!)
We also recommend using the B5 Gel along with the products listed above if you are concerned with fine lines and wrinkles!
This moisturizing powerhouse is an essence/serum that packs two benefits into one. Its main ingredients, Squalene and Vitamin E simultaneously hydrate, soothe, and protect the skin. Squalene is a naturally formed lipid that your body produces to lubricate and protect your skin. Vitamin E, an antioxidant, fights off damage caused by free radicals while soothing irritated skin. This essence is perfect for dry and irritated skin and can be used alongside any serum or cream for extra hydrating effects.
To use this essence:
- Apply an adequate amount to the face after applying serum.
- Pat gently into the skin until absorbed.
5. Sheet Mask
If you know skincare, you’ll know that a sheet mask actually should come before any cream or moisturizer is applied to the skin. Originating in South Korea, the sheet mask is basically a sheet, soaked in an ampoule, to sit and let absorb into the skin for bonus nutrients.
Most sheet masks offer a hydrating function, but our gel mask is one of the best!
This premium triple-layered hydrogel mask has two functions: hydration and elasticity. It contains a three-layer structure that prevents active ingredients and moisture from evaporating into the air and helps absorb them into the skin.
This mask contains Adenosine and Hydrolized Collagen, both anti-aging and hydrating ingredients, as well as Niacinamide, Vitamin E, and Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract.
To use this mask:
- Apply both halves of the mask to the face properly.
- Leave the mask on for 10-20 minutes.
- After removing the mask, gently tap the skin to help the remaining serum absorb fully into the skin.
- Use a fluid (such as Acell-300) or HA Gel as a base for this mask to achieve ultra hydrating results.
We have other sheet masks you can use too! If you have sensitive or irritated skin, try using the Ceutisome CC Mask. If you’re worried about wrinkles, the Ceutisome AG Mask. If you’ve just received a skincare procedure such as laser treatment or microneedling, use the Ceutisome PP Mask to heal and regenerate your skin.
So now we’ve finally gotten to the moisturizers. Creams are important in skincare because they’re meant to lock in all the good stuff we just put on, as well as provide their own benefits. If you have dry skin, you already know that a good cream is an essential for your skin.
This dual function moisture volume cream does wonders to hydrate and brighten the skin. Containing Niacinamide, the cream evens out and brightens skin tone by inhibiting excess melanin production caused by sun damage. Other ingredients like Sclerotium Gum and Betaine act as moisturizing agents that strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier and normalize weakened and sensitive skin.
The Hydrating Cream can retain up to 1000 times its weight in water, providing your skin with a continuous burst of hydration that can last for up to 24 hours.
To use this cream:
- Apply an adequate amount to the skin.
- Pat gently onto the skin until absorbed.
- This cream is especially recommended for those who have unbalanced, rough, or dull skin.
But this isn’t our only wonderful moisturizer! We have several others! If you want moisture, but have sensitive skin, try our Couperose Cream or Skin Barrier Ato Cream. If you want to focus on skin regeneration, try our PP Cream. Looking for a sleep mask or slugging cream? Try our Amazing Base Cream!
Dry skin can be a misery for those who have it. It’s itchy, it’s flaky, and it’s annoying. But, there’s still hope. OxygenCeuticals’ recommended skincare routine for dry skin will deliver excellent moisture and nutrients to your skin to keep it bouncy and glowing!
Breathe life into your skin!
Other products for dry skin include: