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Skin Series: Dry Skin

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It’s inevitable in a country known for its tropical climate that almost everywhere you go, air­ conditioners are on full­ blast. The cold air and hot sun wreak havoc on your already parched skin, and leech the rest of the moisture away.

It’s important to always drink water throughout the day. With busy schedules, it’s too easy to forget about hydrating from the inside out. Keep a bottle of water on your desk, in your bag, anywhere, really­. Our bodies are made up of 60% water, and we need plenty to keep us fresh and ready for the next errand we have to run!

Bring a small tube or bottle of moisturiser with you wherever you go. A great all­-purpose moisturiser would help when your skin feels especially tight during the day. Just squeeze some onto your fingers and rub away. For that reason, we always keep a tube of the 1A All­-Day Mask in our bag (or a few travel-size sachets), as its multi­purpose qualities (you can use it on your face, including delicate areas like your eyes and lips, as well as your cuticles) mean we can carry one less product around during the day.

Keep a bottle of mist in your bag or on your desk. A facial mist is cooling and refreshing, and also provides a cool drink for thirsty skin. Get one that’s packed with little boosts of nutrients and ingredients. That way, you can hydrate and also pamper your skin in one spritz. We keep our gorgeous Molecular Saviour Toner Mist on our desks here, and with its anti­-evaporation quality, we can ensure our skin drink up and soak in all the supercharged ingredients included in the mist.

When removing makeup, try using an oil cleanser instead of a water based one. Oil cleansers, like Josie Maran’s Argan Cleansing Oil or Bobbi Brown’s Soothing Cleansing Oil, help to remove impurities and leftover makeup without stripping skin of its natural moisture. It’s especially ideal for people who suffer from really dry skin, as the oil can help hydrate, soothe and protect the skin from further dehydration.

Before you head off to bed, don’t forget to use a sleeping pack or a night­time moisturiser! They’re full of reparative ingredients that will help your skin heal and regenerate while you sleep. We keep the 1A Overnight Mask by our bedside, and it’s the last step we do before we head off to bed. The mask absorbs quickly, so tossing and turning during the night won’t leave your pillowcase sticky!

You can get the three products through our online shop here, and we hand deliver every purchase within 24 hours. Purchase the 24/7 Kit and use the code “247ALLY” during checkout for 10 dollars off your kit.

Here’s to happy skin!