Dry skin

dry skin natural tips

Dry skin Routine care naturally with no side effects.

This routine should have the following objectives:

To return the light

Fill the dehydration lines

Improve comfort

Soft texture

Avoid irritation

By this definition can become a basic routine consists of products that contain certain characteristics for dry skin:

1. Cleansed

Even with dry skin, it is very important to clean it daily.

In this case, and unlike the oily skin, should be chosen more delicate products and finally with a certain moisturizing ability. Examples include cleaning milk and molecular water, but also oils and cleaning balms. The latter has the advantage of leaving a slight residue on the skin, which contains fatty acids and other substances that contribute to hydration and also cause dry skin.

Since this type of skin is very common after adolescence and recognized as dry skin, when the first signs of aging begin to appear, it may be interesting to continue cleaning with a serum. These products are more concentrated in active ingredients than moisturizers, and being more watery has the ability to make these ingredients reach the deeper layers of the skin.

2. Moisturizing the dry skin

It is the key product in dry skin care.

The moisturizer will keep the water in the skin and external blood stream in the superficial layers of the skin and prevent its evaporation through the surface; The maintenance of a comfortable environment and throughout the day full of light.

These products contain various ingredients intended for this purpose, and may act by different mechanisms to prevent dry skin. Include

Adapted from AminoGenesis

Active hydration

Moisturizing ingredients, attract and (right image) capture water molecules by keeping them on the skin surface


hyaluronic acid



Alpha hydroxy acids (AHA)

Components of natural moisturizing factors produced naturally by the skin

Amino acids

Lactic acid (such as lactate)


Pyrrolidone carboxylic acid (carboxylic acid pyrrolidone, PCA)

Adapted from AminoGenesis

Passive hydration

Occlusive ingredients are deposited on the surface of the skin and prevents water from evaporating (image on the right)

Vaseline (petrolatum)

Liquid paraffin (mineral oil)

Lipids similar to those produced naturally by the skin



Fatty acids




Vegetable oils

Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis accepted)

Of Grape seed (Vitis vinifera oil seed)

Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera oil)

Olive (Olea Europea de aceite)

Sunflower seed (Helianthus annuus seed oil)

Avocado oil (Persea Americana oil or Persea oil gratissima)


Shea butter (Butyrospermum parkii butter)

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao seed butter)

Many of these ingredients, and many more, are also emollients to make the skin softer fill the gaps between stratum corneum cells.

The active ingredients occlusive is extremely effective, but when present in high percentage can become greasy and uncomfortable. For this reason, their proportion in the composition of the product will be greater than the desired skin dryer.

In addition to these ingredients, moisturizers for dry skin also contain other active ingredients that may be of interest to relieve the irritation that is so characteristic of this skin type, but also to slow aging and protect it from environmental stressors. Some examples are anti-irritants / anti-oxidants.

3. Sunscreen

The use of sunscreen during the day, summer or winter, is absolutely essential for those who suffer from dry skin. In addition to significantly accelerating aging, unprotected exposure to sunlight alters the functioning of skin cells responsible for the production of molecules that contain water on their surface, which worsens dryness. An SPF 30 is sufficient, and an SPF 50 will necessarily have greater protection against UVA rays, which are primarily responsible for aging.

To better understand the FPS and the meanings of these values

Although there are moisturizers with sun protection factor, the protection index is usually relatively low. On the other hand, and although it also has sunscreens suitable for dry skin, the exclusive use of the guard in the moisturizer cream substitution, may not be enough when the degree of drying is very high. Therefore, depending on the degree of dryness of the skin, you can choose to overlay a protective moisturizing cream to your day, or use a single product with hydration and sun protection lenses.

4. (Periodically)

Dry skin tends to become thicker and rougher and therefore also requires periodic exfoliation. Although the exfoliation should always be smooth and without sudden movements. You may also need special care in the choice of products and the exfoliating frequency:

The gentle exfoliating is safer for this type of skin. Which is more permeable to external agents sometimes also becomes more sensitive. You can choose more or less granular products. Thus responsible for the mechanical exfoliation, and / or the satisfaction of chemical exfoliates, such as glycolic acid or lactic acid, taking into account the skin reaction.

Avoid exfoliates that irritate persistent skin on the first use, either of particulate or oily skin, as they contain high concentrations of “decreasing” ingredients such as clays (kaolin, bentonite, etc.), synthetic polymers, etc.

5. Frequency

The exfoliating frequency will also depend on the degree of dryness of the skin. Its own sensitivity and exfoliating product.

If you are going to exfoliate the skin, for the first time, you can start doing it once a week. If after several weeks did not feel more homogeneous skin can try to increase the frequency to 2x a week, taking into account the reaction of the skin? When the skin is exfoliated too often it tends to form scales and become irritated.


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