Best lotion for dry skin: how to find your perfect match

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Dry skin is a type of skin that lacks moisture and natural oils, which can make it feel tight, rough, flaky, and even prone to irritation. Here are some typical characteristics of dry skin:


Lack of moisture: It can feel rough and tight to the touch, especially after washing or exposing it to wind or cold.


Dull Appearance: Dry skin tends to appear dull, as a lack of moisture can affect its natural radiance. It may lack brightness and vitality.


Flaking and roughness: Dry skin is prone to flaking, and dead skin cells can accumulate on the surface, giving the appearance of small scales or dry patches. It may also present roughness and uneven texture.


Sensitivity: It can easily react to harsh products or extreme environmental conditions. You may experience redness, itching, or irritation more easily.


Premature wrinkles: Lack of hydration and elasticity in dry skin can accelerate the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.


Small Pores: Dry skin has small and less visible pores compared to other skin types. Pores tend to produce less sebum and are, therefore, less prone to clogging.

Remember: dry is a skin type, a characteristic you are born with. A very different thing is when your skin is dehydrated, which is just temporary. 

Basic care for dry skin includes:


- Use mild, alcohol-free cleansers that do not strip the skin's natural oils.

- Regularly apply moisturizers and emollients to lock in moisture in the skin.

- Avoid long hot baths or showers.

- Protect skin from the sun.

- Drink enough water and maintain a balanced diet to help hydrate the skin from within.

How to choose the right moisturizer for dry skin?

  • You need a master in hydration: did you know that a quarter-teaspoon of hyaluronic acid holds about one and a half gallons of water? Well, now you do and we definitely want that for your skin. Also look for aloe vera, vitamin c, glycerin, squalane, centella asiatica, camellia sinensis and of course WATER!

  • Protect your skin barrier: Look for moisturizers enriched with vitamin E and all-natural ingredients, which attract and retain moisture, plumping up the skin and restoring its protective barrier.
    Panthenol, ceramides, hyaluronic acid, centella asiatica and niacinamide are some of the natural ingredients that will help you to shield your skin barrier.

  • Feed it with nutrients at all times: Think about what your skin needs like you think about your salad. You need the whole rainbow! I'm talking about  carrot, coconut, avocado, aloe, chamomile, carrot,  vitamin c, vitamin E, cocoa butter, and the list goes on and on. Fancy more information? Take a look at our Beauty Bible.

  • Avoid Irritants: Avoid products with fragrances and alcohol that are likely to cause more harm.

  • Non-comedogenic: it’s also essential to look for products that are labelled as ‘non-comedogenic’ in order to prevent blockage of pores on the skin. 

#JessBeautyTip: Remember to do a patch test before adding any moisturizer into your routine! 


The perfect routine for dry skin

Step 1: Hydrating cleanser

Harsh products strip away precious oils, further exacerbating dryness. Opt for gentle, hydrating cleansers that remove impurities without compromising the skin's natural balance. The Face Reset Cleanser is a great option for dry skin, made with moisturizers and naturally derived ingredients like squalene and coconut, that will nourish and cleanse your skin.

Use at morning and night to get smooth, soft skin.


Step 2: Eye cream 


It’s time for a Coffee Break, apply a small amount around the eye area using your ring finger. This K-beauty inspired formula offers a bouncy texture and deep hydration, effectively reducing puffiness, under-eye bags, dark circles, fine lines, and wrinkles. 

This innovative formula it’s great for people with dry skin because by providing an intense hydration, it reduces the chances of wrinkles. 


Step 3: Serum 


Add a serum to your skincare routine: Serums are not moisturizers and vice-versa, they are two different layers of moisture that work as a team to keep your skin hydrated.  Serums are made up of tiny molecules, making it much easier to deliver the ingredients deeper into the skin. Moisturizing serums such as Jess Beauty’s Shine Bright Serum, enriched with niacinamide which reinforces our natural moisture barrier and plays an important role in energy metabolism and cell health, attract moisture from the deeper layers of the skin to the surface, providing much-needed hydration. 




Step 4: Moisturizer 

Use humectant-rich moisturizers like our C Bomb Vitamin C Moisturizer, which plays a vital role in moisture retention. Vitamin C can help strengthen the skin's natural barrier, leading to improved hydration and moisture retention. This is mostly beneficial for those with dry or dehydrated skin.

Step 5: SPF ( For Morning Only)  



Don't forget to apply Jess beauty Sun Drops SPF 50+ Sunscreen Oil. This non-sticky formula is perfect for daily use to effectively shield against UV rays and replenish dry skin's moisture barrier.
Enriched with highly hydrating ingredients, it also works as a moisturizer. Like we said, bring all that water and benefits into your skin! 


Step 6: Boost your body skin 


Look for moisturizers enriched with vitamin E and all-natural ingredients, which attract and retain moisture, plumping up the skin and restoring its protective barrier. Our Silky Smooth Body Balm is enriched with Shea Butter, Calendula Extract, Camellia Sinensis, and Vitamin E for ultimate moisturization and a silky feel.

By following these Jess Beauty tips, understanding the unique needs of your skin and implementing the appropriate care strategies, you can transform your complexion from a parched landscape to a dewy oasis. Your healthy, vibrant skin deserves to shine through!

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