Amplify Your Dry Skin Routine


Amplify Your Dry Skin Routine

By Shammi Mondal 


The season marks a major shift in how your skin responds to your skincare products. There is a chance that they will either leave your skin feeling greasy or dry. Your skin's shifting needs call for a sensible change in your usual products. To keep your skin cool, look for alternatives that aren't too heavy. 

Here's a versatile summer skin care routine to help you fight off the stinging heat and wash away your skin troubles.


Step 1: Cleanse 

If your cleanser is making your skin dry and flaky, it's time you switch it. The increased humidity in the summer months creates a lot of sweat and dirt build-up, making cleansing essential. 

Use a cream-based, non-foaming cleanser instead. This will deep clean your skin without stripping it of moisture.


Step 2: Hydrate 

On a hot and humid day, nothing beats a refreshing spritz of rose water, right? This season, facial mists are a game changer. This simple combination of water and humectants gives your skin a fast rush of moisture and freshness. 

Pick up a mist containing hyaluronic acid, vitamin E, ceramides, or jojoba oil and spray liberally when on the go or before moisturising.


Step 3: Moisturise 

Summer may be perplexing for dry skin because it feels both sticky and parched. This is because heat draws moisture from your skin, but humidity causes you to sweat. Moisturization is essential for your skin but using the right moisturiser will help you achieve the balance. 

It's time to ditch the heavy emollient cream in favour of a lightweight, gel-cream moisturiser with components like hyaluronic acid, ceramides, and glycerine. These components will keep your skin hydrated all day, while the light texture will protect you from feeling sticky.


Step 4: Protect 

Summer sun protection is a no-brainer. Yes, sunscreen is crucial all year, but it's especially important this time of year. We all know how drying some sunscreens can be, so choose for a cream-based, broad-spectrum sunscreen that will keep your skin moisturised and protected from the sun.


Step 5: Repair 

To improve moisture retention, use a moisturising serum containing components such as hyaluronic acid or ceramides. You can also apply a vitamin C serum first, followed by a hyaluronic acid serum.