Dry skin can be really irritating to deal with - all that itchiness due to lack of moisturizer, that annoying pull that you feel when your skin is dry and of course weird rashes at times because your skin soaked in all the moisture and now it is dry again! Ugh! The dilemma!
But, in case if you are confused about the fact that if you have dry skin or not? Then here is a little experiment that you can try; first thing when you wake up in the morning, splash some cold water on your face and don’t wipe it off. Let the water dry off on its own. Now after the water has dried off, if your skin feels okay then you don’t have dry skin and if your skin feels pulled and itchy then you have dry skin.
It is also a myth that summers & monsoons do not give you dry skin. Yes, the humidity may make you feel otherwise, but products like sunscreens, moisturizers are to your skin what water is to your throat. Moisturizers ensure that the natural oils in your skin get replenished & keep it supple & free from infection.
Now, the little experiment above is for you to check if you have dry skin naturally. Sometimes, especially in extremely hot summers, we tend to spend a lot of our time in air-conditioned rooms and this also makes our skin dry. Hence, hydration is the key, no matter the season.
Below are some top picks from us for your skin so it stays happy & hydrated always!
This face wash is every teenager’s wish! Because, why not! A face wash for oily skin and sensitive texture, it has all the right ingredients that fight against pimples and acne. It removes excess oil, dirt and bacteria, unclogs pores and cleanses deeply without leaving your skin feeling dry and dehydrated. The cool thing about Iba face washes is that, they are paraben-free and yet have a high foaming formula that is gentle on the skin.
The Green Tea Face Wash contains 1% Salicylic Acid which is an awesome ingredient that fights against oily skin and acne causing bacteria. It also helps in unclogging your pores. Along with green tea extract, it is also infused with willow bark and witch hazel extracts which help in tightening pores and reduces blemishes. Lastly, it has neem which is an excellent ingredient that prevents acne and pimples.
Iba Crystal Clear 48 HR Hydrating and Acne Fighting Aloe Vera Gel
So, when we’re talking about affordable skincare routine for sensitive skin, a moisturizer is an absolute must. Leaving your skin bare without moisturizer tends to make your skin dry and the pH level also gets messed up. Hence, including a moisturizer in your skincare routine is important.
The Iba Crystal Clear 48 HR Hydrating and Acne Fighting Aloe Vera Gel is perfect and it is infused with the goodness of neem leaf extract, green tea extract, witch hazel water, niacinamide, aloe vera and Australian tea tree oil. This moisturizer is extremely light weight and gel based, which makes it suitable for sensitive skin. It feels amazing to apply to your skin once you have come in from the sweltering heat & have cleansed your face well. The gel absorbs super quickly on damp skin and leaves it radiant. A big plus is the fragrance and that really refreshes and energizes!
Nykaa Skin Potion Facial Oil – Dull & Dry
Your skin is super delicate and it needs utmost care with lots of love! And, if you have dry skin then you got to take a little extra care. Dry skin needs to stay hydrated at all times or else it might cause skin irritation. This face oil from Nykaa is the best choice if you have dull and dry skin that needs deep moisturization. This face oil regenerates your face’s skin cells while moisturizing and nourishing your skin deeply. The best part is, this face oil instantly soothes irritated dry skin.
MCaffeine Naked Detox Dirt Removal Green Tea Face Wash
A major part of caring for dry skin is cleansing. You have to be extremely careful about choosing your face wash. It has to be gentle on the skin that cleanses deeply without leaving your skin feeling dry. So, this face wash from MCaffeine infused with green tea extracts is extremely mild and gentle on the skin. This face wash is soap-free which makes it even more suitable for dry skin. The infused agent – green tea is known to soothe skin and give a healthy glow. It also has vitamin C which fights against symptoms of sun burn and damage.
The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream
The Body Shop Vitamin E instance moisture cream meant for Dry Skin should be the Holy Grail. This moisturizer works like melting butter on a warm freshly toasted slice of bread. Specially formulated for dry and dehydrated skin, this moisturizer locks in moisture into your skin for a long lasting hydration effect. It leaves your skin feeling soft and supple all day long. This tub of awesomeness also helps in restoring your skin’s natural moisture especially for those spending long hours in air-conditioned rooms.
Nivea Cocoa Nourish
If you are suffering from extremely painful and itchy dry skin then this bottle of goodness is curated just for you. This bottle of liquid gold is infused with the heavy moistures of cocoa butter and coconut oil that hydrates, heals and nourishes extremely dry skin from within while leaving your skin happy up to 48 hours. We wouldn’t have to explain so much if you would have tried this amazing lotion, hence go on and come back with all the appreciation you can find!
Mamaearth Vitamin C Body Lotion
Lately, if you’re your skin has been feeling dull and dry then this bottle of genius creation is meant just for you. Be it dry winters or the dry air-conditioned rooms; these conditions tend to make our skin extremely dry and dull over the time. Hence, we all need a kind of hydration that also works along with vitamins and nutrients that replenish our skin’s lost glow and moisture. This body lotion from Mamaearth, provides with all the mentioned skin needs above. This body lotion is infused with honey, vitamin C, olive oil and shea butter along with a generous dose of vitamin C which heals and hydrates dull and dry skin and also works on uneven skin tone. Best part about this lotion is that, it is suitable for all skin types along with dry skin and it has also been dermatologically tested.
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula
This body lotion works like magic on dry and dehydrated skin. It heals the toughest kind of skin dryness overnight. It has been dermatologically tested and has been infused with the goodness of glycerine that keeps your skin hydrated beyond 24 hours. The cool part about this body lotion is the texture and with the kind of hydration it gives, this lotion is not oily or greasy at all. Hence, it can very easily be used like a hand cream and a foot cream as well.