If your skin is looking more dry than dewy, fear not: we can fix it with these simple tips to keep your skin soft and glowing all year round.
It’s not just something beauty editors say – it really is a vital if your end goal is baby-soft skin. Exfoliating will rid you of all the dry, dead skin cells, making way for fresh ones that are more susceptible to soaking in product that will hydrate your skin.
In beauty this is as basic as breathing – even if your skin is oily (just choose an oil-free option). The optimal time is just after your shower where the skin is supple and the lotion can lock in the moisture. We like the Vanilla & Macadamia Body Drink, $50, from Endota Day Spa.
Choose the right products
A cream cleanser is more emollient, and won’t leave skin feeling tight, so it’s a good choice for dry skin. Also, look for moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, renowned for its amazing water absorption abilities (it holds up to 1000 times its weight), which means your skin holds deep stores of moisture.
Sunscreen, daily. Period.
Nothing sucks your skin dry more than the sun, not to mention it being responsible for skin cancer, ageing and pigmentation. In summer, if you’re out in the sun remember to re-apply every two hours and only choose a broad-spectrum variety, preferably one with infrared block too.
Don’t forget your hands.
Like your face, they’re exposed to the elements more than other body parts so need protection and nourishment daily to keep them looking soft and young.