Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Skin

Upon clearing out the excess oil production within my skin (the wrong way, I might add,) my skin did a complete one-eighty.

Photo by: Vanessa Leanne

My skin soon flaked, felt extremely tight, itched beyond any word to describe, and remained in a red hue due to over drying. This went on for a few months. As with oily skin, it’s important to maintain a balance with which products to use when you are in a state of dryness.

Do’s and Don’ts for Dry Skin



Skincare Recommendations for Dry Skin

Cleanser: Bioelements’ Moisture Positive Cleanser

Toner: Skin Scripts’ Cucumber Toner

Serum/Oil: Any products containing Vitamin C/Hyaluronic Acid

Day Moisturizer: Skin Scripts’ Cacteen Balancing Moisturizer

Night Cream: First Aid Beauty’s Ultra Repair Cream

Mask: Skin Scripts’ Strawberry Mint Mask/Aloe Mask, a homemade mask of part aloe vera gel and part honey.

*The skin barrier is the film of balanced lipids that protect our skin from environmental damage and dirt. When this is unbalanced (as with excess oil production or overly dried skin,) we become susceptible to break outs and difficult to manage skin irritations.

When trying to bring our skin back to it’s natural balance, we must not go too far on one side with our products. Using all of our products with hydrating ingredients will ensure our skin to do an one-eighty to the opposing side. Balance your skin with balance.



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Vanessa Leanne

Vanessa (n.): Writer, reader, & coffee enthusiast. A lover of 20th century poetry, abstract/contemporary art, & almond croissants at any given moment.