What is the best Skincare Routine for Dry Skin?

Troubled with the challenges of dry, dehydrated skin? Relax. Each person has their own set of challenges, and there’s a skincare routine to take care of that! From oily and acne-prone to dry and flaky, and everything in between, the key is to understand the challenges and find suitable products to address the need! 

The best skincare routine for dry skin includes products with moisturizing and hydrating ingredients like apricot kernel oil and Shea butter that leave the skin looking smooth and soft.

Whether your skin is naturally dry or more due to the season and its vagaries which has squeezed your skin of its natural oils, making it look dull, we recommend setting up a skincare routine that’ll give your skin all that it needs.  

When applying products, it’s suggested to start with the lightest one first and go heavier as you progress. Once you have finalised the products, maintaining consistency of usage as advised, is also equally important. Unlike other skincare plans, we recommend a simple 3 step skincare routine to help you revive your skin - cleansing, moisturizing and applying sunscreen whenever required!

  1. Cleansing

The first step in skincare routine for dry skin is cleansing the skin. Ensure you remove all makeup, dirt, grime and other pollutants affecting your skin the day and start fresh. Choose a product that has hydrating ingredients to soothe the skin and prepare it for the next steps. 

Kailon's Nourishing Facial Cleanser is infused with colloidal oatmeal, nutrient-rich oils and skin-brightening vitamins tailored for dry & sensitive skin. 

  • Apricot kernel oil restores elasticity and reinvigorates skin cells, combats fine lines and reduces blemishes. 
  • Jojoba oil regulates excess sebum production and unclogs the pores to prevent acne breakouts down the line.  
  • Avena Sativa meal extract moisturizes and soothes the irritated skin.
  • Shea butter smoothens and softens the skin texture.
  • Vitamin E protects the skin from free radicals. 
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate maintains skin elasticity and protects the skin from oxidation, giving it radiance whilst also maintaining the skin’s natural quality giving it a luxurious glow. 

How to use

- Dampen your face with water.

- Dispense adequate quantity of cleanser on our palm and gently massage it onto your face in circular motion 

- Leave it on the face for 5-10 minutes and rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm / cold water

  1. Moisturize

As the name suggests, moisturizer is a preparation that prevents it relieves the skin of dryness, hydrates it and leaves you with a fresher appearance. 

High concentrations of fatty acids and vitamins make Shea butter an ideal cosmetic ingredient for softening skin. Shea butter also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Using Shea butter on your body, especially your face, can condition, tone, and soothe your skin.

Kailon's Shea Butter Infused Moisturizer contains potent ingredients that help keep the skin hydrated and smooth, retain elasticity and firmness by preventing loss of moisture and moisturized & minimizes the intensity of sunburn.

How to use:

Cleanse the face, take sufficient quantity of the moisturizer and apply it evenly onto the skin and massage well till it gets absorbed

We recommend to use it twice daily for best results!

  1. Apply Sunscreen

Sunscreen over the last decade has become an essential part of every skincare routine and not just a go-to when headed to the beach or pool. When our skin is exposed to sun rays, it absorbs Ultraviolet A & Ultraviolet B rays of the sun. Ultraviolet B rays are mainly responsible for sunburn and Ultraviolet A rays are responsible for skin cancer and premature ageing.

Kailon's Sun Shield SPF 40 is infused with a physical sunscreen agent - Micronized Zinc Oxide which provides broad-spectrum protection to the skin from the sun's harmful rays. As a UV filter, it absorbs both UVA and UVB rays without causing any itching & irritation. Vitamin E acetate protects skin from free radicals induced by UV exposure. 3-O-Ethyl Ascorbic acid stimulates collagen production to shield the skin from UV damage. Bisabolol combats acne and soothes stressed skin post-sun exposure. 

How to use:

Cleanse your face thoroughly and pat dry.

Apply a generous layer onto the skin 20 minutes before stepping out

Re-apply once in 3 hours.

Tips for Preventing Dry Skin: 

As the old adage goes, 'Prevention is better than cure! The best skincare for dry skin is all about prevention. It’s essential to maintain a regular routine. 

Skincare routine for Men

A dry skin routine for men is the same as for anyone else. 

What not to do:

Here are a few things to look at:

Keep your caffeine intake under check.

Too much caffeine, especially with not enough water to go with it will dry you out in no time!

Go easy on using hot water

Hot water showers or baths can sap the skin of natural oils leading to irritation, dryness or itchiness and sometimes even damage the skin.

Next time you crave for a steamy hot water bath or shower keep the temperature to lukewarm!

Avoid products harsh to the skin

  • glycolic acid
  • salicylic acid
  • alcohol
  • fragrance
  • preservatives

Don’t forget to use the sunscreen

Don’t under-moisturize

Make sure you apply it twice or as advised by the dermatologist.

Dry skin safety

While dry skin may look harmless it’s always good to take the skin care expert opinion and set a dry skin care routine!


If you have dry skin, diligently following a daily skincare routine is the answer. Cleansing, treating, and moisturizing your skin, are the steps toward a healthy, happy skin! While there may be home remedies and people around to advise you, consulting with a dermatologist to set and follow the ideal dry skincare routine for you will be a great way to begin!