Do you feel an unpleasant pull after washing your face and you immediately apply a cream or a lotion to alleviate that feeling? Or maybe this feeling accompanies you even during the day, despite the application of a cream with a rich consistency? Do you observe peeling skin on your skin (so-called "dry skins")? Does your complexion have an earthy color? - if you answered ‘yes’ to most of these questions, you have a dry skin complexion.
Care of this type of complexion is not easy - soaps and detergents for face washing can additionally dry it and should be avoided. The face cream should be selected in such a way, as to provide the skin with all necessary substances to bind the water in the epidermis and to rebuild the protective barrier. We propose our natural and homeopathic products because they can address the dryness more effectively than conventional cosmetics.
The best choice of a cleansing product for dry skin is milk - it does not affect the protective barrier of the skin and also moisturizes it, leaving it pleasantly smooth. It is recommended to apply the lotion directly on moistened hands and face and perform a short message. Due to its dense consistency, the milk-cleanser would be able to clean even the toughest waterproof mascara. Systematic massage of the skin during the cleanse also delays skin aging processes, stimulates the production of collagen and thus improves the oval of the face and firms the skin. To wash the lotion you can use running water or a cotton pad (clean or soaked in tonic - depending on your preferences and needs of the skin). If you wear makeup, it is worth repeating this step to make sure that both, makeup is washed away and the skin is thoroughly cleansed.
Choose a milk cleanser for yourself:
Moisturizing cleansing milk, Vianek - contains wheat germ oil and coltsfoot extract, which strengthens the lipid barrier of the skin. Strengthening this barrier prevents loss of water from the epidermis and the addition of glycerin improves its binding. The milk’s fresh aroma is very pleasant to your senses. The milk leaves a delicate film that quickly penetrates the skin keeping it moist and supple.
Nourishing cleansing milk, Vianek - this cosmetic has a more substantial consistency than its moisturizing brother. In the composition, we will find more substances that seal the lipid barrier, which is the oil of sea buckthorn, apricot kernels, and honey. After rinsing, it leaves a slightly denser film on the skin, preventing loss of water from the epidermis. The milk has a sweet apricot fragrance.
Arnica cleansing milk, Sylveco– it is unscented, hypoallergenic cosmetics specifically formulated to care for problematic skin types, even for skin with dermatological problems, AD, psoriasis, eczema, and the others. With arnica milk it is worth mentioning that it is inspired by the Asian method of washing the face with oils (Oil Cleansing Method - OCM), therefore, in its composition, we will not find a surface-active substance and the cleansing component is castor oil. This oil not only cleans the skin well but also strengthens and darkens eyelashes and eyebrows. The addition, the arnica milk is a good choice for people with dry skin and with a vascular subtype. It is the densest, the richest milk in our offer, which is why it will be effective for the most demanding skins. The lotion leaves a film on the skin that prevents the loss of water from the epidermis.
If you are not a fan of cleansing milk, we propose Moisturizing Face Cleanser, Vianek!
It is an intermediate cosmetic between milk and gel. This product is delicate like milk, does not foam or give you a feeling of tight skin, but after washing it does not leave the film. The composition of the emulsion contains wheat germ oil, which acts anti-aging, strengthens the lipid barrier of the epidermis, extract of lime with the soothing and sealing effect of blood vessels and urea with a softening effect and improving the binding of water in the epidermis. It is worth remembering that if you wear makeup, you should wash it before applying the emulsion. Therefore, first, we reach for the micellar liquid, wash the face until the cosmetic pad is clean and only then go on to perform a short massage using emulsion.
Choose a micellar liquid for yourself:
Linden Blossom Micellar Water, Sylveco - an odorless, hypoallergenic product. It removes waterproof makeup and does not pinch the eyes. Recommended for people with sensitive eyes wearing contact lenses. It contains an extract of lime with a soothing and sealing effect on blood vessels. Lime additionally has anti-inflammatory properties, therefore it is recommended for acne skin. It reduces redness associated with eczema, helps flair-ups heal faster. The composition of the fluid also finds aloe vera, which has moisturizing and anti-acne (due to the small content of salicylic acid)
Micellar fluid, Biolaven - the most powerful in our offer, but nevertheless, also delicate for the skin and eyes. Effortlessly removes waterproof makeup. The composition contains lavender oil with anti-acne, soothing and relaxing skin and muscles, which is very important in the prevention of mimic wrinkles. In the liquid, you will also find grapeseed oil, which is rich in polyphenols (including resveratrol responsible for the health properties of wine) acting anti-aging. The grape seed oil also has a moisturizing and strengthening effect on the skin's protective barrier. The use of the cosmetic enhances its grape aroma.
Moisturizing Micellar Cleansing Water, Vianek - thanks to a complex of humectants (sodium lactate, hyaluronic acid, urea, wheat proteins) effectively binds water in the epidermis, preventing its evaporation. The addition of Acacia Robinia extract has antioxidant properties, thus delaying skin aging processes. This liquid thoroughly removes make-up, even waterproof and does not sting the eyes. The cosmetic has a delicate and fresh fragrance.
Nourishing micellar-tonic 2in1, Vianek - also effectively removes make-up, but its task is to support the natural protective barrier of the skin. The substances that strengthen the protective barrier are- sea buckthorn oil, apricot kernel oil, and soy lecithin. The composition of the fluid has an extract from marigold and panthenol, which have a soothing and regenerating effect on the skin. The cosmetic has a sweet apricot smell, which makes its use more pleasant.
Is this the end of cleaning? Oh no! The last step is skin toning! The tonic is designed to balance the pH of the skin so that it absorbs more active substances, which we put on it later along with the cream.
Choose a tonic for yourself:
Nourishing micellar-tonic 2in1, Vianek - strengthens the skin's protective barrier due to the above-mentioned sea buckthorn oil, apricot kernel oil, and soy lecithin. Additionally, it has a soothing and regenerating effect due to the content of panthenol and marigold extract. It has a pleasant apricot smell. We apply the cosmetic to the cosmetic pad and rub the face with it.
Moisturizing tonic-mist, Vianek - thanks to the content of urea and hyaluronic acid, it moisturizes the skin for a long time. In addition, it contains wheat germ oil with anti-aging effects. This tonic has a very light consistency, it does not leave the film. The cosmetic has an atomizer, so we spray it with the right distance - this form of an application allows the use of the preparation as a moisturizing mist - you can moisten the face during the day, even with makeup on your face! The cosmetic has a delicate, fresh fragrance.
Hibiscus Facial Toner, Sylveco - an unscented cosmetic, hypoallergenic. Thanks to the extract of hibiscus rich in vitamin C, it has anti-wrinkle properties, gives the skin a radiant color and seals blood vessels. The addition of aloe extract has a moisturizing and anti-acne effect (because it contains a small amount of salicylic acid) and gives the cosmetic a gel consistency.
And what is the guideline when choosing a cream?
The best moisturizer for dry skin on face should contain:
humectants that help to bind water in the epidermis, e.g. aloe extract, hyaluronic acid, glycerol, urea, sodium lactate;
emollients that strengthen the protective barrier of the skin and thus prevent the loss of water from the epidermis. In addition, emollients leave the skin smooth and radiant. Emollients are all oils as well as cetyl alcohol, glyceryl stearate, stearic acid, glycerol oleate - safe substances, allowed for use in natural cosmetics by the European COSMOS-standard.
Dry skins are not this same for all people - despite similar skin reactions to external factors or cosmetics. Not all dry skin will completely absorb greasy consistency, so it is important to determine the degree of dryness.
Typically, the complexion of young people pretending to be a dry complexion prefers the lighter consistency of cosmetics, but rich in moisturizing and strengthening substances. Even with the use of the moisturizers, the skin stays dry during the day and you feel tightness all the time, I heartily recommend to use the Vianek moisturizing series or the Sylveco light birch cream.
The dry skin of mature people is characterized by significantly reduced activity of sebaceous glands. Therefore, in addition to moisturizing substances, they should ensure the effective strengthening of the lipid barrier of the skin. If our complexion needs rebuilding the protective layer, but at the same time does not tolerate greasy consistency, choose the Vianek brand.
If the skin requires a really high dose of hydration and lubrication, it is worth reaching for the Sylveco Birch series - a light version to be used for a long day to moisturize the skin and the "betulin" version - overnight, to provide more regenerative and nourishing substances.
However, in the case of very demanding skin - extremely dry, parchment, diseased by drugs, dermatoses such as eczema, psoriasis, AD, it is worth reaching for Birch Moisturizing Cream with Betulin and uses it in the morning and evening. Despite its firm consistency, it will absorb well and leave a feeling of comfort for a long time.
How to enrich dry skincare?
Peeling is recommended only once a week. It exfoliates dead epidermal cells so that active ingredients from cosmetics will have a chance to penetrate deeply into the skin and act. Peeling will prevent the appearance of unsightly, exfoliating spots, "dry skin".
Choose a peeling for yourself:
Smoothing Facial Scrub, Sylveco - fine-grained, made on the basis of palm and sunflower oil, which will rebuild the protective layer of the skin and moisturize it properly. Peeling has a very pleasant, citrus scent of exotic verbena, which warms the skin and thus accelerates the absorption of active substances from the peeling to the skin. A warming effect is not recommended for the vascular subtype of the complexion, so if you are struggling with such a problem, reach for ...
Enzyme peeling, Sylveco! In its composition, we find bromelain and papain, enzymes that dissolve the bonds between the cells of the epidermis allowing its exfoliation. These enzymes are inactive in the fat phase, which is why our peeling has a rich consistency, like butter. We put it on moistened facial skin and only in contact with water, enzymes become active. Peeling does not cause irritation, redness, and thanks to the essential oil of geranium strengthens the blood vessels.
A Nourishing Facial Smoothing Mask-Peeling, Vianek will be a good choice for people who prefer coarse peeling formulas. After a short face massage, leave the product on the face to act as a face mask. Due to the cohesiveness of sea-buckthorn oil, soybean oil, apricot kernel oil and avocado, shea and cocoa butter strengthens the skin's protective barrier, moisturizes and nourishes the complexion.
That's all you need to know if you have a dry complexion. Care according to the above tips will improve the condition of the skin. To ensure maximum effects, it is worth taking care of the right diet, supplementation with oils and drinking the right amount of water.
Author: Agnieszka Pindel, MS in Cosmetology, Article: "Pielegnacja Cery Suchej" (Care of the Dry Skin), Sylveco website: https://sylveco.pl/pielegnacja-cery-suchej/
Translated and curated from Polish by Alina Cosmetics