Keeping your skin hydrated is essential so it stays smooth, radiant and blemish-free. Those with dehydrated skin tend to struggle with redness, itchiness, acne, enlarged pores, dull or uneven skin tone, and many other skin concerns. Dry skin also magnifies the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
When your skin is well-hydrated, it has sufficient moisture to flush out toxins and transport nutrients to your skin cells.
Apart from drinking up to 8 glasses of water per day, it’s important to assess your current diet and lifestyle choices. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep per night helps to rejuvenate your skin and body, and consuming food that is rich in essential fatty acids such as olive oil, walnuts and salmon will also boost your skin’s hydration levels.
On the flip side, food or beverages containing sodium, high sugar and alcohol will dehydrate your skin and affect your cell turnover rate.
While using a moisturiser is crucial, you should also use hydrating exfoliators and face masks for dry skin to improve your skin’s texture.
Looking for hydrating face masks and exfoliating scrubs? Clarins’ plant-based array of moisturising face masks and scrubs for dry skin are designed to hydrate and soothe for softer, smoother skin that’s here to stay. Our products are packed with botanical ingredients to pamper your skin and infuse the natural nourishment that it needs.
Exfoliating at least once or twice a week is important because it helps to drive away dead skin cells, dust and other pore-clogging pollutants from the surface of your skin.
The Fresh Scrub is a creamy, hydrating facial scrub with Organic Leaf of Life extracts to enhance your skin’s natural hydration mechanisms, while wood-derived cellulose beads gently remove impurities and dead skin cells so your skin instantly feels soft and refreshed.
Made with Wild Mango and Beetroot, the Comfort Scrub is a moisturising oil-based face exfoliator with micro-crystal sugar beads that purifies and hydrates the skin. It also preps your skin to receive the nutrients from other moisturising products like your serums and moisturisers.
The One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser contains Moringa extracts that brighten your complexion as it detoxes and tones your skin.
The SOS Hydra Mask is one of our bestselling hydrating face masks for all skin types, especially dry skin. Known as a moisturising bath for dry skin, it is enriched with thirst-quenching Leaf of Life extracts and Hyaluronic Acid to keep your complexion hydrated, soft and supple. After exfoliating, apply a thick layer of this moisturising mask on your skin for 10 minutes, before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Check out the Clarins Beauty School for more tips on how and when to apply this product.
For more tips on the best skincare routine for dry skin, read this.