You will love this 6 step simple routine to combat dry skin

Santa Ana winds are back. We didn't have any rain for 6 months. Fires are still pouring smoke into our atmosphere. The drying winds and dry, smoky weather have left my clients with rough, dehydrated skin.

And with this pandemic it's a struggle to continue a twice daily routine; or even care about it. So here is a simplified routine to combat the Santa Ana wind induced dry skin.

Skincare, Simplified!

Most of us don't have the mental "bandwidth" to deal with twice daily skin care. So the trick is to focus on a once a day thorough skin cleansing and hydration boosting routine.

Once a day thorough skin cleansing.

You pick either morning or evening, whichever works best for you. This is what I've done to keep it simple and combat skin dryness and irritation.

Bonus: the wonderful clean scents of the 3 products invigorate the senses to create a moment of mindfulness.

My simple European Cleansing once daily routine:

  1. Apply Cleansing Milk on dry skin and spread it around from face to décolleté.

  2. Add water to emulsify the cleanser. Spend an extra minute to massage it onto the skin.

  3. Remove with a soft facial cleansing sponge, Exfolia cloth or a soft washcloth.

  4. Rinse well. Pat Dry! Don't rub the skin dry, keep it gentle.

  5. Mist the Refreshing Balancing Toner on face, neck and décolleté

  6. Boost hydration with hyaluronic acid found in Arctic AntiOxidant Hydragel

Step 1, 2 and 3 are the European cleansing routine taught to me by my esthetician mom. It's quick, easy, and effectively cleanses the skin. Plus the Cleansing Milk rinses without residue, dryness or irritation.

Step 4 is common sense. DON'T BEAT UP YOUR FACE. It doesn't need the added stress or skin irritation caused by scrubbing it dry with a towel. And your skin will dry perfectly if you pat it dry.