Are you a seasonal dry skin person or all year round? For those that are seasonal, the perfect solution may seem to just swap your moisturiser when the weather gets colder. For those with dry skin all season, a consistent regime will provide long term and targeted relief beyond the humble natural moisturiser.

The team at Vanessa Megan have given us an insight in to which products in their range work in synergy to care for and heal your dry skin.

What to do for your dry skin out side of your skin care routine

Your natural skin care regime is important, but there are some very easy preventative steps you should take before you open a bottle of product. Air conditioning and artificial heating can further dry out any skin that's already prone to being dry, as can windy conditions outdoors. Hot baths and showers can also exacerbate the issue by damaging the keratin cells the epidermis.

Is your skin dry or simply dehyrated

Dry skin and dehydrated skin are different issues and are treated differently. It's important to know which you have before choosing the skin care products that are right for you.

Dehydrated skin is temporarily lacking moisture through water loss. Dry skin is due to a lack of natural oils. Even oily skin can be dehydrated and would be treated differently than dry skin that's lacking natural oils.

Your Vanessa Megan Cleanser for dry skin

Choose the Petitgrain pH Balancing Cream Cleanser. Why? It's lightweight and rich yet gentle. The Vitamin E is the healing oil your dry skin needs while the hyaluronic acid helps your skin hold on to the moisture in the formula from nourishing ingredients like shea butter.

Your Vanessa Megan Toner for dry skin

Don't pick up just any toner. They can be incredibly drying if the wrong one is chosen for the wrong skin type. The Rose Hydrosol Pore Refining Toner balances sebum production and hydrates. You can mist during the day for a light and refreshing moisture boost and this one is water based and not alcohol based like some toners.

Your Vanessa Megan Exfoliant for dry skin

Used once a week on dry skin, the Rosemary Jojoba Bead Exfoliating Cream Cleanser is a gentle buffer and protects as it buffs with the inclusion of Aloe Vera and Shea Butter. It's important to remove the dry flakes to allow your moisturiser to reach your skin.

Your Vanessa Megan Face Serum for dry skin

Apply a natural face serum after your cleanser or exfoliant but before your moisturiser. It is this step that we start to build a strong healing layer of product, and for dry skin, hydration is the key. The Rosehip Frankincense Revitalising Skin Repair Oil contains Vitamin A and retinoids to strengthen dry skin, making them less likely to lose moisture and boosts collagen production. If you mix it with a few drops of the Rose Hydrosol toner, it will be added to to the skin as an emulsion and can then be gently patted in to the skin.

Your Vanessa Megan Moisturiser for dry skin

Rich balms and creams that are oil based over water based are best for dry skin. The Intensive Dermal Repair Moisture Balm ticks all the boxes and acts like a first aid treatment to the skin. Calendula, Shea Butter, Beeswax and Chamomile create a natural and breathable moisture barrier that locks the goodness in.

Your Vanessa Megan Facial Oils for dry skin

An oil can be added as an extra step before your serum and moisturiser for deeper nourishment when needed. Adding a few drops of Rose Hydrosol Toner allows you to create an emulsion for a stronger way to get it to absorb in to your dry skin. Look for oils like Argan, Pumpkin Seed, Hemp Seed, Sea Buckthorn, all of which can be found in NEO, Nature's Elixir Oil. It also contains A, E P & K vitamins along with zinc and omega 3-6-9 fatty acids.

Other product suggestions

Along with the core group of products listed above, the following Vanessa Megan skin care products are suitable for dry and aging skin.

  • Aeon Azure Regenerative Night Repair Creme
  • Copper & Rose Firming Eye Cream
  • Auric 24K Gold & Wild Herb Radiance Serum
  • Green Coffee & Gotu Kola Beauty Veil Lifting Serum
  • Intensive Dermal Repair Moisture Balm
  • Marine Collagen Firming Night Cream
  • Blue Tansy & Cypress Anti-Redness Soothing Serum
  • Rosemary & Jojoba Bead Exfoliating Cream Cleanser
  • Prebiotic + C Skin Polishing Exfoliator Powder
  • Super C + Bearberry Illuminating Face Serum
  • Group 11 Active Mist
  • Rose & Calendula Moisture + Face Cream
  • Pineapple Enzyme + HA Brightening Eyelift Serum