Chapter 50: A Minimalist Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin

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Doing a skin care regimen, such as a 10-step korean skin care routine, is a great way to take care of your skin. However, sometimes your skin just needs the basics, especially when it’s been sensitized or is acting up. You don’t need many products in order to build a minimalist skin care routine.

Here’s a guide on how to stick to the basics if you have dry skin: 

Those with dry or dehydrated skin should go for an oil cleanser instead of a cleansing balm because oil cleansers provide extra nourishment. NEOGEN’s Real Cica Micellar Cleansing Oil is a must-have in your minimalist skin care routine. This cleansing oil is formulated with centella asiatica extract and madecassoside to soothe your skin, and hydrophilic micellar particles to give it a boost of much-needed hydration. 

Other brands that produce great oil cleansers for dry skin include KLAVUU, SIORIS and make p:rem.

It’s important to always double cleanse in the evenings, especially if you wear makeup or sunscreen during the day. Choose a gentle cleanser that leaves your skin clean and hydrated without stripping it of its natural oils.

Complete your double cleansing routine with ROVECTIN’s Skin Essentials Conditioning Cleanser. This mildly acidic cleanser is pH balanced, and features a low pH level of 5.7 that’s close to the skin’s natural pH. This is the perfect cleanser to use both day and night as it’s gentle enough to get rid of your skin’s impurities while leaving your skin moisturized after washing.

Dry skin craves hydration so make sure to always feed your skin with products that won’t dehydrate. A good hydrating toner like COSRX’s Hydrium Watery Toner is exactly what dry skin needs. This toner soothes and hydrates your skin thanks to its nourishing formula, which includes D-panthenol, allantoin, and six different types of hyaluronic acid. The toner is also perfect if you have dry and sensitive skin as it helps strengthen your skin barrier and doesn’t cause irritation.

Pro tip: Look for toners with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid to ensure guaranteed hydration!

If you’re experiencing sensitized skin, whether it’s a reaction to using too many products or due to environmental stressors such as pollution or extreme weather conditions, then it’s best to give your skin a break. Skip your serums, especially if they include active ingredients such as AHAs or BHAs, and go straight for a nourishing moisturizer.  

For thirsty skin, opt for a moisturizer that deeply hydrates your skin and locks in moisture. make p:rem’s Hydrate Me. Micro Tension Cream is ideal for dry skin as it delivers long-lasting hydration and leaves you with a dewy and plump complexion. Thanks to its Micro Trans Moisture Technology, you can rely on the cream to leave your skin nourished until the next morning.

The last and most important step of your minimalist skin care routine is sunscreen. BANOBAGI’s Milk Thistle Repair Sunscreen is ideal for those with dry skin. Your skin won’t just feel protected from the sun’s UV Rays, it’ll also look and feel deeply hydrated thanks to the sunscreen’s 75% moisturizing ingredients. It’s also formulated with milk thistle extract and burdock root extract to soothe and calm your skin, making it a great sunscreen option if you have sensitive skin too.

Stay tuned for the next chapter when we cover a minimalist skin care routine for oily skin! 


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