Daily Skincare Routine: Dry Skin


The 7 step routine below was developed for those who are looking to soothe and hydrate dry skin as their main skincare concern.


    1 | Oil Cleanse

    $$ | Hanskin Pore Cleansing Oil | actively fights blackheads and helps deep clean the skin

    2 | Water-Based Cleanse

    $$ | Plaine Products Face Wash | eco-friendly, all natural, non-drying


  • TONE

    3 | Toner

    $$$ | Biologique Recherche P50W | this is considered a cult favorite and holy grail in the beauty world. It exfoliates, tones, balances, and brightens the complexion. BR is super particular about their products so P50 can only be purchased from a licensed vendor. I recommend Rescue Spa online.


    4 | Essence | I’ve included 2 options below…

    $ | The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5

    $$$ | Biologique Recherche Amniotique Serum | its hydro-fixing active ingredients help cells capture water and lock it into the outer epidermal layers, for long-lasting hydration. BR is super particular about their products so this serum can only be purchased from a licensed vendor. Reach out if you need one.

    5 | Eye Cream

    $$| Platinum Skin Care Eye Duo Kit | targeted eye therapy to help w/ bags, circles, wrinkles and loose skin (eye lids)


    6 | Moisturizer | I’ve included a few options below…

    $$ | Plaine Products Face Moisturizer | another win from my favorite sustainable company! This moisturizer is light yet effective. It comes in a refillable, returnable aluminum bottle.

    $$$ | Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream | this stuff works and works quickly. It’s extra creamy and rich, the perfect combo for dry skin. You’ll notice a difference in your skin’s texture immediately!

    $$$ |Biologique Recherche Creme Hydravit’s | it acts on several levels to infuse the skin with deep-down, instant yet long-lasting hydration. BR is super particular about their products so this cream can only be purchased from a licensed vendor. I recommend Rescue Spa online.

    7 | Face Oil (PM ONLY) | I’ve included a few options below…

    $ | Bio Oil | I’ve tried many face oils and recently purchased Bio Oil. It’s been around forever, is cheap, effective, and can be used all over the body. I love spreading it all over my chest and neck at night time, and because it’s affordable I don’t feel like I’m wasting it.

    $$$ | Naked & Thriving Rejuvenate Restorative Facial Oil | he smell is nice and light and I love using it day and night since it absorbs nicely

    $$$$ | Vintner’s Daughter | this is my absolute favorite face oil. While the price tag is shocking, know the ingredients are top-of-the-line. This oil has won countless beauty awards and is the holy grail of all face oils IMHO.

    7 | Sun Protection (AM ONLY)

    $$ | EltaMD UV Physical Tinted Face Sunscreen | I love this sunscreen and will probably use it for the rest of my life. It also comes in an untinted formula for darker skin tones or for those who prefer no tinting.


If you are new to caring for you skin in a disciplined way, you should start to notice results after day one! Your skin will look and feel softer and better hydrated with a nice all-day glow coming from consistent use and dedication. If you’ve been caring for your skin with fidelity for some time, results will take a bit longer to achieve and might be less noticeable. Stick with it – I promise you the payoff will be worth it!

Oh, and I always encourage people to take ‘before’ pictures so you can really see your progress.

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