Help! I have dry skin!

Hey there SkinTalks readers! We totally get it if you've struggled with dry skin and all the annoyances that come with it - the flakiness, the tightness, and that overall lackluster look. But don't worry, because we're here to help! We've got a bunch of affordable skincare options that can give your skin the nourishment and moisture it craves, without breaking the bank. 

In this SkinTalks blog, we're going to walk you through a simple five-step dry skin routine that works wonders. Plus, we'll be sharing some of our absolute favourite products for dry skin. So, let's dive in and get that hydrated complexion your skin has been dreaming of!

1. Pyunkang Yul - Essence Toner 

Let's talk about toners! Toners are used for various reasons in skin care. They prep the skin for your next skin care step and help to restore the skin's natural pH balance.

The Pyunkang Yul Essence Toner has become one of the most beloved products in the K-Beauty community. It has a minimalist ingredient list, is free of any extra fragrance and adds a punch of hydration to the skin. 

On a deeper note the formulation itself not only provides hydration, but also promotes texture improvement, antioxidant benefits, and soothing properties. It is no surprise that it is also one of our best-selling products.

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Toner Essência

2.  COSRX - Advanced Snail 96 Power Essence 

Speaking of hydrating products, say hello to the incredibly hydrating COSRX Advanced Snail 96 Mucin Power Essence. Essences are often a thicker consistency than toners, and are used to boost hydration.

As the name of this essence hints, Snail Mucin is the star ingredient used in this essence. Mucin has become wildly popular in the K-Beauty community for its moisturizing and skin-repairing properties

This essence is thick and feels slightly tacky on the skin but absorbs well into the skin. Containing only 12 ingredients, this essence has our vote on the minimalist list. This is a must-have for any dry skin routine! 

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Caracol Avançado 96 Mucin Power Essence

3. RNW - DER.  Concentrate Ceraminde Plus

If you are looking to really give your skin a nourishment and hydration boost, then look no further! The RNW Der. Concentrate Ceramide Plus Serum is ready to help.

Serums sink deeply into the skin and are used to target specific skin concerns. The Concentrate Ceramide Plus Serum strengthens the skin's natural barrier, while also keeping moisture in. 

This serum also is soothing and helps with wrinkle care; it really is an absolute gem of a product that nourishes and promotes healthy skin. 

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DER.Concentrado Ceramida Plus

4. Etude - Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream

Moisturizers are an essential part of any skincare routine, especially if you have dry skin. The Etude Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream is highly beloved in the K-Beauty world.

This cream is designed to deeply moisturize and repair the skin barrier, and is free of artificial fragrances, and colours. Making it a dream for sensitive dry skin. 

With Panthenol and Madecassoside as its star ingredients, the Etude House Soon Jung 2x Barrier Intensive Cream leaves the skin protected and nourished. Plus, its rich and creamy texture feels absolutely heavenly on your skin, leaving it feeling soft and supple for hours on end.

Offering the skin replenishment, protection and locking in moisture; moisturizers are the MVPs of the skin care world. 

5. Beauty of Joseon - Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics

Last but not least in our dry skin routine is sunscreen. Sunscreen is used to protect the skin against UV radiation, prevent sunburn and damage to the skin. Using sunscreen also helps to prevent the development of hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin.

The Beauty Of Joseon Relief Sun : Rice + Probiotics SPF50+ PA++++ sunscreen is not only our top-selling SPF, but it also works amazing for dry skin.

It is lightweight and sinks into the skin without leaving a white cast, and features rice ferment as its star ingredient. Rice ferment is used to brighten and soothe the skin while also providing moisture and nourishment to the skin.

Sunscreen should be used year round in order to best protect the skin, and this one might just become your skins BFF. 

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Sol Alívio: Arroz + Probióticos FPS50+ PA++++

What else can I do to prevent dry skin?

Keeping skin hydrated isn't only about skincare. Some tips for dry skin are: 

1. Avoid hot showers: Hot water can further dry out your skin, so it's best to take lukewarm showers instead. 

2. Humidify the air: Dry air can worsen dry skin, so consider using a humidifier in your home or office to add moisture to the air.

3. Avoid over-washing: Washing your skin too often can strip away its natural oils and make dryness worse. Try to limit washing your face to once or twice a day and use a gentle, non-foaming cleanser.

Hydrating dry skin may seem like a challenge, but with these recommendations and tips we hope your skin care journey can be a little easier. And remember finding the right routine takes time because It's all about discovering what works best for your skin. 

 Let's get ready to enjoy the process of showing your skin you care, together!

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