Skin Care for Dry Skin on Face

Skin Care for Dry Skin on Face

Dry skin is caused by a defect in the skin barrier that leads to dehydration.  The best skin care routine for dry skin should include a dry skin cleanser and a barrier repair moisturizer.  Repairing the skin barrier solves the underlying problem that is causing dry skin; water evaporating from the skin’s surface.  Dry skin cleansers should not strip lipids out of the skin’s surface; rather, dry skin cleansers should deposit lipids on the skin.  Creamy cleansers are the preferred dry skin cleansers because the oils have important lipids that nourish dry skin. Most dry skin moisturizers treat the symptoms of dry skin rather than treating the cause of dry skin. Look for barrier repair moisturizers that treat the underlying issue rather than the symptoms.

How To Treat Dry Skin on the Face?

If you have extremely dry skin on the face, you do not need to cleanse your dry skin in the morning.  You can wake up and apply a barrier repair moisturizer to your face right away-  if you washed your face the night before. You must always wash your face at night to remove sunscreen, sebum, dirt and pollution.  Always use a dry skin cleanser that was developed specifically for dry skin.  Cleanser play a very important role in skin moisturization. 

Dry Skin Cleansers 

The best dry skin cleansers have oils like sunflower seed oil, argan oil and almond oil.  These oils deposit hydrating fatty acids on the skin.  When followed with a barrier repair moisturizer, these dry skin cleansers can help repair a damaged skin barrier.  These are some of our favorites:

Zerafite Creamy Cleanser- This dry skin cleanser deposits fatty acids on the skin leaving skin feeling hydrated.  This moisturizing cleanser works best when followed by a barrier repair moisturizer.  Can be used as a shaving cream in dry sensitive skin types.

VMV Hypoallergenics Superskin Moisture Rich Creammmy Cleansing Milk for Dry Skin- If you have skin allergies and often get a dry skin rash from skin care products, this hypoallergenic cleanser was designed for allergic dry skin.

PCA Skin Creamy Cleanser- This is more of a liquid cleanser with lipids in it than a cream cleanser.  It is light and soothing but does not remove makeup very well.  This is the perfect am dry skin cleanser to use when you don’t want the heaviness of a cream cleanser.



Dry Skin Cleansers That Don’t Make Your Eyelash Extensions Fall Out

Dry skin cleansers with oils in them are perfect for very dry sensitive skin but the oils make your eyelash extensions fall out.  Once you have spent $100+ on your lashes, you will not be happy if they fall out sooner than expected.  These cleansers are the best eyelash extension cleansers:

Medature Plantract Cleansing Gel- This gel cleanser is great for dry skin but does not have the lipids in it that make your eyelashes fall out. 

La Roche Posay Toleriane Hydrating Gentle Cleanser- This gentle dry skin cleanser is not creamy. If you prefer a gel based dry skin cleanser- this is a good option for dry sensitive skin.



If you have dry skin, everything that you put on your skin affects your skin’s health.  When your skin barrier is impaired, everything gets in easier including bacteria, skin care products, allergens and irritants.  It is critical identity your Baumann Skin type and use the proper barrier safe skin care routine for your dry skin.

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