We all know how important it is to develop a good skin care routine to take care of any type of skin. However, dry skin can be especially tricky because it is generally sensitive to many common skin care ingredients. Remember that every person’s skin is different. What may work for you might or might not work for someone else. Different skin responds differently to skin care products. You might have to go through a couple of skin care products before you find one that suits you perfectly!

Taking care of sensitive skin can be quite a struggle. there may be women who still haven’t found the ‘perfect’ skin care products. As I said, you need to do some hit-and-trial before you can figure out what products work best for you.

Here are some tips:

Drink Plenty of Water
Apart from skin care, it is extremely important to drink lots of water. Well… this is true for all skin types but is extremely important for women with dry skin. Drink about 8-10 glasses of water every day. The skin is the largest organ in your body and it is important to keep it hydrated

Cleanse your Skin Well
Many women shy away from washing their faces too often because they fear it would make their skin excessively dry. The solution is to use a moisturizing cleanser, one that cleans your face without making it too dry. Make sure you wash your face every morning and night before going to bed. And remember, the cleansers should be free of any fragrances lest it damages your skin. Consider using Obagi Nu-Derm Gentle Cleanser

Protect from Sunlight
Another very important step is to protect dry skin from the sun. After washing your face, put on a moisturizer with SPF. You can also apply a regular moisturizer and then apply sunscreen separately. If you are looking for a combination product than try La Roche Posay Anthelios SX. It is a non-greasy moisturizer and Sunscreen all in one and offers broad spectrum protection from the sun’s UV rays.

Remove Make-up at Night
Use a deep cleanser or a make-up remover to remove make-up at night before you sleep. Also use an alcohol free toner to tone your skin after that and then follow up by moisturizer. Ingredients such as alcohol and benzoyl peroxide make the skin dry, so try avoiding these ingredients as much as you can. Obagi C Cleansing Gel is a good choice.

Article By Marilynn Syrett