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The Best Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

Dry skin needs special care and attention as it can be easily susceptible to irritation. Follow our skincare routine for dry skin and learn how to personalise it to your needs.


Skincare for Dry Skin: The Background

Dry skin is a common skin condition that causes skin to crack, scale and itch. Dry skin occurs when skin loses moisture from its surface layer that then leads to cracks and feelings of tightness or itchiness. The tiny cracks that are present in dry skin also mean that irritants can get in, causing even further problems. As our skin's first and foremost job is to protect our body from the outside world, so little cracks are not particularly ideal.

In most cases it is not particularly serious, but without the proper skincare for dry skin it can become quite uncomfortable. If your dry skin is particularly bad and persistent, despite changes to your skincare routine, we recommend contacting your GP.

Skin can be naturally quite dry, but any skin type can be susceptible to dryness. There are many causes of dry skin that include things such as: weather, shower temperature, skin conditions or improper skincare for dry skin.

If you are experiencing dry skin, whatever the cause, follow our skincare routine for dry skin to help your skin to look and feel naturally beautiful.


24H Best Skincare Routine for Dry Skin

No matter what skin type or needs you have, it is always important to have a personalised skincare routine that is specific to you. That means if you have dry skin, you need a skincare routine for dry skin.

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin Step 1 (AM): Cleansing Without Soaps or Harsh Chemicals

Step 1 in any skincare routine is always cleansing. As dry skin on face can be easily irritated you will want to make sure you are avoiding cleansers containing any soaps, unnatural or harsh chemicals that can upset it. Look for a gentle cleanser that contains natural ingredients that are milder for skin.

Our Florena Cleansing Bar contains 100% ingredients of natural origin including fermented Jasmin and fermented Angelica Oil and has been dermatologically approved for all skin types. The vegan formula in the cleansing bar is also soap free to be particularly kind to skin.

Use Florena Cleansing Bar as a cleanser for dry skin following these steps:

  • Wet hands with lukewarm water - too hot water will cause irritation and damage, so use as cool a temperature as is comfortable
  • Work the bar between your palms to create a nice lather
  • Gently apply generously all over your face
  • Rinse off, again going gently, and then pat your face dry with a clean towel

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Skincare Routine for Dry Skin Step 2 (AM): Complete Cleansing Using a Face Tonic

Using a face tonic after washing your face ensures that any final traces of dirt and impurities are swept away, leaving skin feeling refreshed and ready for moisturising.

Florena Cleansing Tonic contains 99.59% ingredients of natural origin, including fermented Jasmin and Angelica Oil and is dermatologically approved for all skin types. Our natural face tonic is kind to skin and effectively, yet gently, removes all traces of dirt, make-up and impurities whilst helping to balance moisture levels. Perfect as part of your dry skin care routine.

As part of your skincare routine for dry skin, gently massage the tonic onto skin in a circular motion using a pad or microfiber flannel.


Skincare Routine for Dry Skin Step 3 (AM): Apply Day Cream

Once you have thoroughly cleansed your skin, it will be ready to absorb the goodness of a moisturiser. Look for a mild moisturiser with natural ingredients that has been formulated for use on dry skin. Try to avoid moisturisers that contain too many harsh chemicals, as these can cause irritation.

A good day cream will help to lock in long lasting hydration, nourishing your skin throughout the day. Florena 24h Hydrating Cream is the best natural moisturiser for dry skin as it has been especially formulated to meet the daily moisture needs of your skin and has been dermatologically approved for all skin types. The nourishing vegan formula that contains 99.47% ingredients of natural origin, packed with efficacious antioxidants for skin, will keep it feeling soft and smooth throughout the day.

Dot the cream all over your face and décolleté (avoiding the eye area) before gently massaging it in using a circular motion. Making sure you apply day cream correctly will ensure even coverage and maximise its benefits.

Skincare Routine for Dry Skin Step 4 (PM): Evening Cleanse

Your evening cleanse varies slightly from your morning cleanse as the purpose is to remove any makeup as well as any dirt and impurities that build up throughout the day. 

Use Florena Milky Cleanser instead of the Cleansing Bar at this stage as it will help to effectively remove traces of dirt and makeup whilst replenishing lost moisture. The caring vegan formula contains 99.47% ingredients of natural origin, is dermatologically approved for all skin types and is especially gentle on skin.

To use, simply massage onto your skin and then remove using a pad, microfiber flannel or water.

Finish your evening cleanse by repeating the AM step of toning using a face tonic. This will ensure all final traces of dirt, makeup and impurities are removed to leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Your skin will then be prepared for the nourishment provided by a night cream.


Skincare Routine for Dry Skin Step 5 (PM): Apply Night Cream

There are differences between day and night cream, so it is important you use both to have the best skincare routine for dry skin. Using a night cream will keep skin hydrated whilst you get your beauty sleep and support skin's natural regeneration, so you can awake to soft and refreshed skin.

Apply Florena Nourishing Night Cream to your freshly cleansed skin in the same way you applied your day cream in the morning. The rich formula that contains 99.47% ingredients of natural origin, including fermented Camellia Sinensis and fermented Olive Oil, provides intense moisture to replenish and protect skin overnight. Our night cream has been dermatologically approved for all skin types.

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Additional Skincare for Dry Skin & Personalisation

Your basic daily skincare routine for dry skin will help to meet its regular needs, keeping it healthy and hydrated. To turn it into the best skincare routine for dry skin, consider adding natural facial oils and face masks to it.


Florena Facial Oils

We offer two different natural facial oils that you can either use on their own or by adding one or two drops to your day and night cream to create a personalised skincare product. For dry skin, we recommend our Florena Regenerating Facial Oil.

Florena Regenerating Facial Oil has a powerful formula that contains 100% ingredients of natural origin, including those enhanced by fermentation, to rehydrate and rejuvenate dull and tired skin. If you have particularly dry skin, consider adding a couple of drops of this oil to your creams for more intense moisture.

Florena Face Masks

To really create the best skincare routine for dry skin, add in the occasional face mask. Use Florena 24h Hydrating Face Mask once or twice per week for a concentrated boost of hydration to pamper your skin.

To use as part of your skincare for dry skin, apply generously on clean skin, avoiding the eye and lip area. Leave it on to indulge skin in deep moisture for 5 minutes before patting off excess using a tissue.



Dry Skin Routine in Winter

A lot of people experience dry skin in winter as the colder temperatures and lower humidity can sap skin of its moisture. In colder months it’s therefore even more important to make sure you are following your best skincare routine for dry skin.

Going further than following just your ordinary routine and using the best products, you can make other changes to help take care of dry skin in winter. These include:

  1. Adjusting your shower routine
  2. Raising the humidity
  3. Drinking more water
  4. Clothing
  5. Avoiding itching or things that cause irritation