best face washes for dry skin
What Is Dry Skin?
Dry skin is characterised by a feeling of tightness, especially after bathing, rough texture that is flakey or peeling, and a grey or ashy tone or excessive redness. Dry skin often worsens in the winter months and generally, needs a lot of moisture and hydration through the year. Dry skin, if not cared for well, can cause fine lines, cracks, and skin to age quickly.
How to Choose a Face Wash for Dry Skin
While choosing the best face wash for your skin type, you must keep in mind your skin type and look for ingredients that will address your skin type and concerns. For dry skin, look for a gentle face wash or cleanser that provides apple moisturisation and nourishment.
Oil-based cleansers are ideal for this skin type as it does the job of cleaning your skin, while leaving behind a layer of much-needed moisturisation. Coconut oil and jasmine-based cleansers help nourish your skin from deep within while a BioReplenish Complex can help build your skin’s natural resilience.
Best Cleansers for Dry Skin
Dermalogica has cleansers and face washes that are specifically suited to dry skin, such as:
A light, creamy cleanser enhanced with BioReplenish Complex, this removes impurities while actively nourishing dry, depleted skin. This emollient, lipid-enriched formula cleanses skin while helping to minimise the damage of vital proteins and lipids that defend against dryness. BioReplenish Complex, combined with phytoactives from Coconut Oil and Murumuru Seed Butter, help protect barrier lipids and preserve the skin's natural resilience for a smoother feel after cleansing. The invigorating extracts of Citrus, Palmarosa and Jasmine refresh tired skin. This face wash rinses away easily, leaving skin cleaner, softer and more luminous.
This deep-cleansing balm-to-oil melts away impurities and make-up from the skin. If you’re looking to upgrade to the double cleanse method, and we think you should, you can start your regime with the Precleanse Balm. This water-activated, balm-to-oil cleanser deconstructs layers of excess sebum (oil), waterproof make-up, environmental pollutants and residual product buildup on skin. Use the included Cleansing Mitt to thoroughly cleanse debris from the skin’s surface, allowing your cleanser, which is the next step, to deliver more effective cleansing results. The Natural Biolipid Complex locks in hydration and reinforces the skin barrier, while Apricot Kernel Oil helps nourish skin. It is also safe for use around the eye area and has been formulated without artificial fragrances or colors.