Caring for Dry Skin
4 Step Dry Skin Care Routine for the Face
Step 1: Remove eye make-up
The 1st step in your dry skin care routine is to remove eye make-up. Use an eye make-up remover that is oil-based - ideally containing pure oils. Pour a little of the remover onto a cotton wool pad. Do not use excessively. Excessive use will overload the skin and cause puffiness and irritation. Swipe over the eye area. This oily product will help soothe any dryness in the delicate eye area.
Step 2: Cleanse
Apply a gentle cleanser all over the face such as Natural origin Aloe Facial Cleanser to remove make-up and dirt from the skin’s surface. Leave the cleanser on for a couple of minutes. Clean off the cleaner with cotton wool. Gently, use upward movements. Do not stretch the skin as it will encourage lines. If desired, splash some cool water on your face which will also help improve the blood circulation or use Natural Origin Liquid African Black Soap to remove any excess cleanser while encouraging clear blemish free skin .
Step 3: Tone
Avoid using toners which include an astringent such as alcohol. Otherwise choose a mild alcohol-free toner that contains flower or herbal waters such as Natural Origin Orange & Rose Water Toner. Apply the toner gently over your face with a cotton wool pad. Be careful to avoid the delicate eye area as it is more prone to dryness.
Step 4: Moisturise :
The most important step in your dry skin care routine is moisturising. Choose a thick creamy moisturiser such as Natural Origin Moisturiser for Dry Skin. Dot some moisturiser onto your face. Massage with your fingertips using light, gentle upward circular strokes. This will leave a protective film on the skin and allow make-up to be easily applied. Allow a few moments for the skin to absorb the moisturiser before applying make-up.
Night time: If your skin is very dry or you have mature skin, it will benefit greatly from using an oil serum last thing at night. Natural Origin Night Serum contains Rosehip oil and Vitamin E oil which boosts elasticity and aids tissue regeneration. Massage nightly into face and neck using fingertips in an upward direction.