Srishti’s Skincare Routine
Getting to know your skin type and how it reacts to certain products can be a life-long journey of discovery. With dry skin, that journey usually begins with tight, flaky pores and ends with drowning them in all the creams, lotions and potions you can get your hands on.
Having dry skin, acne and sensitivity aren’t concerns on my radar.
- I wash my face with lukewarm water to wake myself up without drying the skin or constricting my pores.
- To cleanse my skin I use a sulfate-free, non-lathering cleanser. Sodium or Ammonium Laureth/Lauryl Sulfate are extremely drying and irritating to the skin so try looking for cleansers without these ingredients.
- Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize, the key for dry skin types. I apply the moisturizer right after cleansing to lock in the water before it evaporates. Also, my moisturizer contains SPF which helps my skin to protect against the sun’s damaging rays.
- My skin tends to dry as it’s exposed to the elements throughout the day. That’s why it’s important to re-apply moisturizer whenever I notice my skin’s becoming dry. I carry a moisturizer in my bag so I can dab a little on whenever necessary.
- I drink lots and lots of water to keep my skin hydrated throughout the day.
- At night, I once again cleanse my skin to remove makeup and the day’s pollutants with a non-harsh, sulfate-free cleanser using lukewarm water.
- Immediately after, I apply a heavy moisturizer that sinks in throughout the night.Creams rich in shea butter, hyaluronic acid, glycerin or oils such as olive, coconut, jojoba or argan oil are my skin’s best friends. These creams are too heavy for the day so you should just apply them at night so that they have enough time to absorb.