Nourishing Night Cream
Daily Hydration Moisturizer
Gentle Peeling Exfoliant
DRY SKINCARE FAQS:
What are the signs of dry skin?
Dry skin is identifiable in several ways. You may notice that your skin feels tight when you move your face. You might observe flaking. It may feel rough to the touch. It may appear dull or red, either all over or in patchy areas. It’s important to treat dry skin because not only is it uncomfortable, it can also prevent your complexion from looking its glowing best. Dry skin can contribute to the appearance of aging skin due to reduced suppleness. Keeping your skin hydrated and well-moisturized with a skincare routine for dry skin will not only enhance your complexion, it will also help your makeup go on more evenly and last longer.
What causes dry skin?
Dry skin is mainly caused by environmental factors, such as low humidity or extremely cold temperatures. But that’s not all. Dry skin can also be caused by using products that are too harsh or not hydrating enough for your complexion. Dry skin can also occur as you age.
How do you care for dry skin?
There are several things you can do to hydrate your skin, especially the dry skin on your face. Start by assessing your overall health—are you eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water? Next, switch to a skincare routine for dry skin. Choose dry skin products that will cleanse, gently exfoliate, nourish and moisturize your skin. These products should infuse your skin with moisture and help lock that moisture in. Start with a soothing face cleanser like a makeup melting cleansing balm. This unique cleanser starts as a solid and then melts into an oil to gently whisk away makeup and dirt. After cleansing, apply a hydrating serum which will amplify your skin. Also, be sure to pat on a hydrating eye cream. The delicate skin around the eye area, especially under your eye, is prone to dryness and benefits from hydration. Finish your dry skin care routine with a rich moisturizer like a hydrating face cream to replenish moisture for a plumped up complexion.
Is hyaluronic acid good for dry skin?
There are many excellent ingredients to boost skin hydration and hyaluronic acid is one of the best! Hyaluronic acid is produced naturally by the skin—it’s a molecule that retains water and keeps skin hydrated. In skincare products for dry skin, like the e.l.f. SKIN Holy Hydration! skincare collection, hyaluronic acid locks in skin moisture and encourages skin to look hydrated and plump. Other beneficial ingredients for dry skin include niacinamide, which help minimize the appearance of pores and evens out skin tone; peptides, which help improve skin texture; ceramides which help support the skin's moisture barrier; squalane, which helps balance and hydrate and vitamin B5, which soothes and hydrates skin.
What’s the best way to hydrate my skin overnight?
Consider an overnight moisturizing mask. A sleeping face mask will deliver a surge of moisture while you sleep, giving dehydrated skin a visible boost. Simply slather it on before bed and rinse it off in the a.m. For best results, cleanse and exfoliate your face before applying the mask with a duo like a daily facial cleanser and an exfoliating scrub to clear away debris and skin surface buildup, which will really allow the mask to absorb.