Lockdown Skincare Tips for Dry Skin

You are currently in the middle of a global pandemic and you have been working from home while the country is under lockdown. And if that’s not all, you are also stressing about how this new routine is affecting your dry skin. While you practice self-isolation and stay indoors during the coronavirus outbreak, why not use the extra time on your hands to replenish your skin’s moisture and nourish your skin?

Making simple changes to your routine like using a mild product like Micellar to cleanse your skin or applying a hydrating sheet mask can help bring back moisture to dry and dehydrated skin. Read on to know some ways in which you can make changes to your skincare routine.

1. Wash Your Face The Right Way

Even though you are indoors all day and are not exposed to pollution and dirt as much as you were before, it is still important to cleanse your face. You can try using a gentle cleanser like Micellar Water to cleanse your face on days when your skin is feeling a little extra dry. Garnier Oil-Infused Micellar Water contains argan oil that can further nourish your skin.

We would also recommend washing your face with lukewarm or room temperature water. Hot water is very drying for the skin as it breaks down your skin’s protective barrier. While showering in hot water does sound relaxing, it actually strips off the skin’s natural oils, making your already dry skin even drier.

2. Apply Moisturiser On Damp Skin

It goes without saying that dry skin is thirsty skin and needs hydration. Using a moisturiser nourishes your dry skin and applying a rich moisturiser on clean and slightly damp skin, helps the moisturiser get better absorbed into your skin.

By applying it this way, the moisturiser also locks in the moisture and helps your skin retain the hydration for longer. A thick, cream-based moisturiser will also help retain your skin’s elasticity and bring back its bounce, so your skin looks refreshed and feels supple.

3. Pamper Yourself With A Sheet Mask

Using a cold sheet mask for dry skin is not only a great way to unwind and relax after a long and tiring day but applying a sheet mask packed with rich serums is one of the quickest ways to give your skin an instant boost of hydration. Use a sheet mask 2-3 times a week to quench your dry skin and give it some much needed TLC.

For example, the Garnier Hydra Bomb Pomegranate Serum Sheet Mask restores your skin’s moisture and hydrates your skin leaving it feeling soft and plump in just 15 minutes. Packed with and moisturising ingredients, this sheet mask for dry and dehydrated skin infuses your skin with moisture and and gives you super glowing skin!

4. Use Products With Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid works like a miracle product for dry skin and should be a part of your daily skincare routine. This magic ingredient helps alleviate dry skin by retaining the skin’s moisture – it is said to hold up to 1000 times its molecular weight in water. Hyaluronic acid also helps smooth out your skin’s texture and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

The Garnier Fresh-Mix Hyaluron Shot Sheet Mask contains a Hyaluronic Acid Booster and is a great product that helps restore dry skin’s elasticity and plumps up the skin. Using this sheet mask regularly will help reduce fine lines and will improve your skin’s texture over time.

5. Step Up Your Hydration

How often have you gone through a busy day with back-to-back calls, assignments, and meetings only to realize you forgot to drink water all day? Drinking water not only helps your organs function properly but is also one of the simplest ways to tackle dry skin problems since it hydrates your skin from within.

Use this lockdown period to set an hourly reminder and get through at least 8-10 glasses of water a day and you will start to notice how your skin gradually rehydrates itself over time.

We understand that watching the news and keeping yourself updated with information about the coronavirus is stressful. Taking the time out to establish a skincare regime for your dry skin is a great way to slow down in an otherwise chaotic quarantine day. Head over to Garnier’s website to find nourishing and moisturising products that will help you hydrate your skin and bring back its glow.