What is a good skin care routine for dry skin?

Dehydrated dry skin occurs when the skin loses its natural moisture to the atmosphere or due to its poor moisture retention. Many factors could be responsible for skin dryness:

  • Use of harsh skincare products that strip the natural oils produced by the skin to retain moisture.
  • Hot water showers or long bathing periods as water too washes off natural oils
  • Aging skin that produces less natural oil and loses its water retention ability
  • Dry climate where the air absorbs the skin’s moisture
  • Use of alcohol toners that dry up the skin
  • Inherent conditions such as eczema, psoriasis and contact dermatitis characterized with extremely sensitive, dry skin
  • Certain medications can also dry up the skin

When skin is dry, it tends to flake, itch, sting and become sensitive. In more extreme cases, dry skin can become inflamed and result in cracks and wounds that can be painful and can significantly alter lifestyle.

Best ingredients for dry skin

The best way to get rid of dry skin is to supply it with

  • Moisturizing natural oils that increase the skin’s water retention ability and reduce TEWL (transepidermal water loss)

examples: ostrich oil, argan oil, jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, borage oil, shea butter

  • Nourishing minerals that restore the skin’s natural moisturizing factor

Examples: Zinc, Copper, Lithium, Boron, Sodium, Magnesium, Silicon, Phosphorus, Sulfur, Potassium

  • Vitamins to encourage healing and replenishing of damaged skin layer with new skin cells

Examples: vitamins A, C, E, F, K

  • Ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties to protect the skin against inflammation

Examples: German chamomile oil, rose oil, rose honey

  • Ingredients with anti-microbial properties to fight and protect the skin against harmful bacterial infections

Examples: rose honey, tea tree oil, clary sage oil, eucalyptus oil

  • Skin probiotics to replenish and support the natural skin flora to return the skin to a state of balance

Example: Lactobacillus

  • Sun protective elements to protect the moisture barrier from the damage of UV radiation

Example: titanium dioxide and zinc oxide

 

Follow BLACK PAINT’s skincare regimen specially designed for dry skin concerns.

Step 1 : Cleanse

Step 2 : Tone


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    ROSE WATER is an ACNE skin healing toner (for ACNE)

    • anti-bacterial to control bacteria overgrowth
    • regulates sebum production to achieve oil control
    • has anti-inflammation and pacifying effects to calm redness
    • has astringent properties to reduce pore size

    ROSE WATER is a water retaining toner (for Dry Skin)

    • has anti-oxidizing effect to slow down breakdown of skin barrier
    • helps skin barrier to retain water
    • turns skin supple by moisture retention
    • has astringent properties to reduce pore size
  • FACIAL PAPER is a mask to help better absorption of liquid skincare

    • creates a vaporizing effect of liquid skincare to the skin, allowing it to be smaller particles for better skin penetration
    • reduces water evaporation and keep the liquid skincare moist, to prolong the period of absorption

     


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    BEST WATER is the mineral water for your skin

    • nourishes skin with 30 types of essential minerals, restores skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) to prevent water loss
    • makes skin bouncy, supple and soft
    • immediately calms irritated, itchy skin
    • alcohol-free
    • speeds up healing from ACNE, blemishes, burns, scrapes

    Why are minerals important for our skin?

    • minerals are essential to healthy skin function and cell repair
    • normally present in perspiration, minerals nourish the microbiome (skin flora) that is produced at the skin’s sebum layer, which holds moisture in and blocks dirt out
    • washing can remove these precious minerals, so the best thing you can do for your skin is to replace them immediately
    • BEST WATER does just that, with a mineral complex that closely resembles nature’s own formula
    • when skin loses softness through the processes of aging, the pores harden and appear larger. BEST WATER counteracts this tension, restoring the skin’s youthful elasticity and allowing pores to shrink naturally. The result is a soft, hydrated and fine texture complexion

Step 3 : Nourish


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    ROSE HONEY is a nourishing and skin firming concentrated serum

    • formulated to improve skin texture, refine pore size
    • made with high quality pure flower honey to increase antioxidant action for your skin. Honey also has oil-control capabilities
    • contains French Maritime Pine Bark Extract that is anti-inflammatory as well as skin-tightening and firming effects
    • carries anti-fungal effects from citrus-based ingredients

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    ARGAN BALM is a rich moisturizing balm, also for eyes and lips.

    • a very effective moisturizing balm for use on dry skin, particularly wrinkles around the eye area and corner of the mouth
    • contains organic Moroccan Golden Argan oil, which maintains moisture on the skin when used

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    OSTRICH BALM is a powerful moisturizer for dryness and skin repair.

    • made with Ostrich Oil, very close to human skin component, it is able to fully replace damaged skin layer and lost moisture
    • rich in Palmitoleic acid (for Omega-7 component of our skin) to restore skin elasticity for supple and wrinkle-free appearance
    • restores skin barrier to prevent water loss

    Why Ostrich Oil?

    • rich in Palmitoleic acid, an unsaturated fatty acid that is required in abundance in the fatty tissues of our skin
    • has been known for its ability to promote cell growth, division and recovery
    • rich in Vitamin F, Vitamin A and Pro-Vitamin A
    • can be absorbed quickly without obstructing pores, penetrating deep into your skin to nourish the cells
    • has the ability to naturally protect against UV damage

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    GERMAN BLUE is a high-grade all-rounded facial serum

    • nourishing and deeply moisturizing serum targeting skin-aging concerns; anti-wrinkle, pigmentation, dry skin, anti-oxidizing, antiseptic and cicatrizant
    • penetrates into the deep layers of the skin, replenishing skin’s natural oil layers and nutrients for cell repair and healthy growth
    • contains German Chamomile oil as the major ingredient, aids in relieving skin inflammation & allergies
    • increases blood flow to speed up lightening of blemishes and healing of scars

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    OIL WATER is a pore-minimizing skin regenerating facial essence.

    • each Bottle contains around 2000 stalks of damask rose water & oil, with well-known pore-tightening & anti-inflammatory effects
    • a dual-layer essence that regenerates, protects, and soothes, keeping skin soft, supple, and radiant
    • top layer: of Damask Rose Oil, Argan Oil, Olive Oil and others 8 types of plant oils together improve fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation
    • bottom layer: provides extra vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to your skin

Step 4 : Protect


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    ESTHÉ POWDER conceals fine lines and pores to give naturally flawless skin

    It can also be used as a healing powder, especially on improving appearances of wrinkles and scars, thanks to its active ingredients of catechins, pearl powder, and silk powder:

    • Catechins: fights free radicals, protects skin from sun damage, and increases the skin’s defence & self-healing abilities
    • Pearl powder: used for centuries as a natural beauty agent for skin brightening to improve skin tone, anti-wrinkles, and lightens pigmentation
    • Silk powder: adds a special luminous glow to your skin and helps retain moisture for soft, supple skin

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    WATER CREAM has dual function. It forms a layer between the skin and the external environment. It locks all applied nourishment in, it blocks external aggressions out.

    • it’s a combination of 12 different types of flower oil and polymeric molecules to form a protective veil between your skin and heavy colouring of your make-up to prevent colour depositing
    • also used as a makeup primer. Skin’s unevenness is corrected, giving a good adhesion of your foundation and a long-lasting makeup finish
    • prevents moisture loss and skin dryness
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    WATER UV CREAM is a physical sunblock

    • contains Titanium dioxide and Zinc oxide as reflective agents to reflect UV directly on the skin surface, instead of letting it penetrate.
    • No harmful chemicals, unlike chemical sunscreen.
    • Water-based, no oily feeling, gives a matt finish.
    • velvety texture on skin on application.
    • natural herbal scent of Clary.