How To Tackle Dry Skin For Good 

Want a fresher, brighter, more hydrated complexion? Follow these 7 top tricks for better skin 

We’ve all been there – the colder, autumn weather arrives and so do rough, dull patches, obvious flakes and red, angry rashes.

But, try as you might, your summer-perfect skincare routine just doesn’t cut it anymore in the battle against dry skin, no matter how much you slather on. It’s well-worth nothing that as weather conditions change, so too should your skincare but that doesn’t mean you have to invest in an entire new skincare regime.

Instead mix and match products from your existing arsenal with our top K-beauty product picks to maximise your budget and get the best results. Here, the easy hacks to adapt your skincare regime to the new season.

7 Tips To Help You Tackle Dry Skin

#1 Consider a cream or oil cleanser

Oil and cream cleansers are less drying than foaming or gel formulas.

Cream cleansers work best to comfort dry skin while oil cleansers benefit any skin type including oily-prone complexions that are prone to dehydration.

Like attracts like – an oil cleanser combines with the natural oil in your skin, helping to draw out impurities more efficiently while working in harmony with your own natural sebum so don’t be afraid to use this type of cleanser if you’re prone to breakouts but still suffering from dry skin.

Plus, if you tend to wear a heavier foundation in winter these cleansers are for you – they act like a giant magnet for oil-based make-up, dirt and grime, doubling up as super gentle, yet efficient make-up remover.

Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sherbet 150g
AROMATICA ORANGE CLEANSING SHERBET Texture
Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sherbet 150g
AROMATICA ORANGE CLEANSING SHERBET Texture

We love the velvety texture of 

Aromatica Orange Cleansing Sherbet 150g

It has a gorgeously thick feel that just melts into skin and whisks away makeup, dirt and debris using plant-derived Canola and Babassu Seed Oils. 

Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success
Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success box
Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success bubble
Example of Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success
Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success
Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success box
Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success bubble
Example of Dear Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml Success

Or opt for 

Klairs Gentle Black Fresh Cleansing Oil 150ml

It has a lightweight texture but is packed with antioxidants and helps balance skin’s oil levels. 

#2 Go easy on exfoliation

Dead skin cells build up more quickly in autumn and winter as skin cell production slows down.

At the same time, your skin is often sensitised by the elements so it’s important to be careful with aggressive exfoliation.

To get the right level of gentle, yet effective exfoliation use a non-abrasive exfoliator (these are your AHAs, BHAs and fruit acids) rather than a physical scrub, which can tear or damage sensitive skin.

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water
By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water

We love 

By Wishtrend Mandelic Acid 5% Skin Prep Water 120ml

as it’s hydrating while also double tasks as an excellent chemical exfoliator that will improve skin texture while sloughing of dry skin cells at the same time. 

By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream 50ml
By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream 50ml box
By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream 50ml
By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream 50ml box

If you’re really prone to sensitivities, you can use an exfoliating cream in place of your moisturiser two to three times a week.

By Wishtrend Acid-Duo Hibiscus 63 Cream 50ml

uses a mix of LHA and PHA which is known to be less irritating so it’s still effective but much more gentle on sensitive skin.

Beigic Correcting Exfoliator 70ml
Beigic Correcting Exfoliator 70ml open box
Beigic Correcting Exfoliator 70ml unpack
Beigic Correcting Exfoliator 70ml
Beigic Correcting Exfoliator 70ml open box
Beigic Correcting Exfoliator 70ml unpack

If you love a good face scrub don’t despair. The benefit to a rinse-off formula, as is the case with most physical exfoliators, is that once it’s been thoroughly washed off it stops exfoliating, so there’s no risk of over-exfoliating. 

Try

Beigic Correcting Exfoliator 70ml

which nourishes with Green Coffee Bean Oil while boosting blood circulation and purging pores at the same time. 

How often you exfoliate depends on your skin type. Most normal to oily skin types will benefit from sloughing dead skin-cells once a day (whether morning or evening is up to you). If your complexion is dry or sensitive cut down your summer exfoliation routine to half the amount, or stick to a once a week habit to keep it simple. 

#3 Step up your hydration

During autumn and especially winter, it’s essential your skincare regime incorporates increased levels of hydration.

All skin types are prone to severe dehydration during the height of winter when we spend long hours in overly warm central-heating at home or at work.

By giving winter-weary skin an extra hit of hydration, it will help protect and support the lipid barrier, minimising moisture loss. It doesn’t take a lot of commitment – simply swap your lightweight creams for richer ones and look for products with hyaluronic acid.

Dr. Ceuracle Hyal Reyouth Ampoule 50ml
Dr. Ceuracle Hyal Reyouth Ampoule 50ml

It’s an excellent hydrator which attracts and holds onto moisture in your skin. 

Try

Dr. Ceuracle Hyal Reyouth Ampoule 50ml

which banks on a 6-hyaluronic complex to deeply moisturise skin coupled with Panthenol and Niacinamide to keep the skin’s moisture barrier intact. 

HUXLEY Antioxidant Cream: Anti-Gravity 50ml
HUXLEY Antioxidant Cream: Anti-Gravity 50ml
HUXLEY Antioxidant Cream: Anti-Gravity 50ml
HUXLEY Antioxidant Cream: Anti-Gravity 50ml
HUXLEY Antioxidant Cream: Anti-Gravity 50ml
HUXLEY Antioxidant Cream: Anti-Gravity 50ml

If lines and wrinkles are your concern, the rich, creamy texture of 

HUXLEY Antioxidant Cream: Anti-Gravity 50ml

Anti-gravity is a mix of hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidant-rich Prickly Pear Seed Oil and SC-Glucan for even more moisturising benefits. 

ONE THING Hyaluronic Acid Complex 150ml
ONE THING Hyaluronic Acid Complex 150ml
ONE THING Hyaluronic Acid Complex 150ml
ONE THING Hyaluronic Acid Complex 150ml

Or ,stick to a single ingredient formula like 

ONE THING Hyaluronic Acid Complex 150ml

which offers a mix of low and heigh weight HA molecules to penetrate all layers of the skin.

#4 Oily complexions need moisture too

The trick here is to avoid heavy creams and stick to a super-hydrating essence or ampoule layered into skin instead. 

Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-Like, Oil-Like 30ml
Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-Like, Oil-Like 30ml
Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-Like, Oil-Like 30ml
Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-Like, Oil-Like 30ml
Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-Like, Oil-Like 30ml
Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-Like, Oil-Like 30ml

The texture of

Huxley Oil Essence; Essence-Like, Oil-Like 30ml

is so lightweight but still thick enough to feel like it’s thoroughly hydrating, plumping and nourishing skin.

I'm From Mugwort Essence 160ml
I'm From Mugwort Essence 160ml
I'm From Mugwort Essence 160ml
I'm From Mugwort Essence 160ml

while

I'm From Mugwort Essence 160ml

is our go-to for layering on Mugwort extract’s skin restoring, soothing and hydrating benefits.

#5 Try rose and omega oils to reduce redness

When skin is dry it can often look red and inflamed. What’s more, during colder months, extreme temperature changes – going from central heating to cold weather – cause capillaries to dilate and constrict, leading to even more broken blood vessels and redness.

The trick to preventing a red complexion is to hydrate and restore your skin’s essential natural barrier so look for ingredients that both soothe and moisturise such as rose oil. It works wonders to calm overly sensitised skin

Aromatica Reviving Rose Infusion Cream 50ml
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Cappuccino and Aromatica Reviving Rose Infusion Cream 50ml
Reviving Rose Infusion Cream 50ml
Aromatica Reviving Rose Infusion Cream 50ml
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Cappuccino and Aromatica Reviving Rose Infusion Cream 50ml
Reviving Rose Infusion Cream 50ml

Aromatica Reviving Rose Infusion Cream 50ml

locks in hydration, soothes redness and restores skin’s glow 

ISOI Blemish Care Tonic Essence 130ML
ISOI Blemish Care Tonic Essence 130ML
ISOI Blemish Care Tonic Essence 130ML
ISOI Blemish Care Tonic Essence 130ML
ISOI Blemish Care Tonic Essence 130ML
ISOI Blemish Care Tonic Essence 130ML

ISOI Blemish Care Tonic Essence 130ML

banks on Bulgarian Rose Otto Oil to work its skin nourishing and soothing magic while busting pigmentation too. 

Sioris Falling Into The Rose Mist 100ml
Sioris Falling Into The Rose Mist 100ml

Rose-based face mists like

Sioris Falling Into The Rose Mist 100ml

which uses rose flower oil in its hydrating formula, are great for misting over make-up or onto bare skin year-round to instantly soothe angry, red skin.

#6 Swap eye gels for creams

Cold weather makes your blood circulation slow down which leads to a pooling of the blood in the under eye area and shows up as dark circles.

What’s more, dehydration, which is a common autumn and winter skin concern, can appear around the eye area too and also enhances the look of dark circles.

To combat both concerns opt for cream or serum formulas that are packed with nourishing ceramides and antioxidants.

Huxley Eye Cream ; Concentrate On 30ml
Huxley Eye Cream ; Concentrate On 30ml
Huxley Eye Cream ; Concentrate On 30ml
Huxley Eye Cream ; Concentrate On 30ml
Huxley Eye Cream ; Concentrate On 30ml
Huxley Eye Cream ; Concentrate On 30ml

Try

Huxley Eye Cream ; Concentrate On 30ml

which banks on Prickly Pear Seed Oil to hydrate and nourish the delicate under eye area with a lightweight gel texture.

Try massaging it in, starting from the inner corner of the eye to wake up tired-looking eyes.

Gently pinch the skin under the eye to get pooled blood circulating. Next, lightly tap your finger in a circle around the eyebone to help stimulate drainage. Do this once a day every day for maximum results.

#7 Load up on Vitamin C

Fine lines and wrinkles can become more visible when your skin is dry or dehydrated. Here’s where you’ll want to add Vitamin C into your routine as it works to boost collagen levels – the building blocks of firm, luminous skin. Even better, it’s also a potent antioxidant.

Dr. Ceuracle Pure Vc Mellight Cream 20ml
Dr. Ceuracle Pure Vc Mellight Cream 20ml
Dr. Ceuracle Pure Vc Mellight Cream 20ml
Dr. Ceuracle Pure Vc Mellight Cream 20ml
Dr. Ceuracle Pure Vc Mellight Cream 20ml
Dr. Ceuracle Pure Vc Mellight Cream 20ml

We love

Dr. Ceuracle Pure Vc Mellight Cream 20ml

because it’s packed with brightening and collagen-boosting pure Vitamin C as well as antioxidants Idebenone and Glutathione - when it comes to preventing the signs of aging, which include drier, more lax skin, it’s been proven that combining different types of antioxidants is more effective for protecting skin than wearing one alone.