A Complete Drugstore Routine for Dry Skin Types
If you have dry skin, you’re likely well aware that hydrating skin-care products are key for keeping your face moisturized and flake-free — especially in the winter. Stocking up on rich creams, nourishing body lotions and gentle face washes can be pricey, but we’re happy to report that building a perfect winter routine doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, you can scoop up everything you need at the drugstore. Here, we’re breaking down an affordable skin-care regime for dry skin.
To start your morning and nighttime skin-care routines off right, use this gentle cleanser from CeraVe. The ceramide-rich formula goes on like a cream, but as it’s massaged into the skin, transforms into a light foam. It removes oil, dirt and even makeup without stripping the skin of essential moisture.
If you’re looking for an added burst of hydration, we suggest picking up this hyaluronic acid-based serum on your next drugstore run. It hydrates and plumps the skin, absorbs quickly and gives a healthy glow. While it can be worn alone, it also layers well underneath a thick moisturizer.
When your skin feels dry and tight, it can also end up looking dull. To give your complexion a rosy refresh, lather on this cream every night. Not only will it lock in moisture and smooth skin come morning, it also provides a cooling effect to the skin when applied.
While having a great facial skin-care routine is a must, don’t forget about hydrating the skin on your body. To make sure your elbows, knees and the rest of your body are properly moisturized, apply this balm from La Roche-Posay every day. It’s formulated with glycerin, shea butter and niacinamide to hydrate and soothe dry skin for up to 48 hours.
Dry, flaky skin can get in the way of flawless makeup application. This skin-care infused primer helps you avoid that. The formula contains marshmallow extract to smooth, hydrate and even skin tone and texture. We also love applying it on no-makeup days to help blur imperfections.
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