Washing your face isn’t actually that simple when you have dry skin. Washing it with the wrong products can further worsen the dryness and flakiness. Here’s how to choose the right face cleanser for dry skin and wash it the right way.
Ingredients to look for in a face cleanser
Your skin feels uncomfortably tight or itchy after cleansing? Then your cleanser might be stripping your skin and leaving it dried out. If you have dry skin, your face wash should be a gentle cleanser with hydrating ingredients. In addition to a mild, gentle formula, look for a face wash that is hypoallergenic, free of fragrance, chemicals, or alcohol and has a non-foaming formula.
- Hyaluronic acid
- Vitamin E
- Jojoba oil
Try cleansing with oil
Cleansing dry skin with a cleansing oil helps strike that delicate balance of lifting off makeup, excess sebum, and any grime from the day without breaking down the skin’s moisture barrier in the process.
Simply massage the oil onto your skin until the cleanser turns a milky white. Then rinse it all off with lukewarm water, taking everything with it. This will leave your skin feeling baby soft, supple, and moisturized instead of stripped dry.
The right way to wash your face if you have dry skin
Bear in mind that you should avoid hot water while washing your face as it will dry and irritate the skin further. Also, remember not to rub your skin as rubbing can irritate your skin. Even the friction from washing with a sponge or washcloth can be irritating.