How to Clean Dry Skin Effectively

How to Clean Dry Skin Effectively

Wondering how to cleanse dry skin effectively?

Here are the Top 5 ways to cleanse dry skin that you’re probably not doing, or aren’t doing correctly.

So without any further ado, let’s get straight into it.

Always Wash Your Face Before Going to Bed

how to clean dry skin

There are a few good reasons why you should always wash your face before going to bed.

These include:

  • Removes makeup or sunscreen 
  • Removes bacteria
  • Washes away dead skin cells
  • Removes dirt

These elements build up on your face while you’re going about your day. 

They work their way into your pores and can cause inflammation.

So before going to bed, gently wash your face but avoid scrubbing it. This might irritate the skin especially if it’s sensitive.

In the morning when you wake up, you can simply rinse your face with warm water. 

No need to wash it again.

Use a Facial Cleanser

Multiple facial cleansers are out there on the market.

However, avoid facial cleansers with harsh ingredients.

These can wreak havoc on your skin by causing more dryness, irritation, inflammation, and even breakouts. 

If you have dry skin, always look for a facial cleanser that is gentle on the skin, is proven to work, and is primarily derived from natural ingredients.

Additionally, consider facial cleansers with added moisturizers like ceramides, hyaluronic acid, or glycerin.

Your skin should feel soft, smooth, and refreshed after cleansing.

If a cleanser makes your skin feel too dry, or irritated, try a different one or speak to your dermatologist.

Warm or Hot Water?

Showers are great because they add moisture to your skin.

However, they can also dry it out by removing natural oils from the skin, especially if you shower with hot water.

To avoid this, always use warm water when you cleanse your face.

Limit each warm shower to at least 5 minutes, and always close the bathroom door to keep the room steamy.

Avoid Face Scrubbers

If you have dry skin, avoid buying expensive face scrubbers. In fact, you can forget about scrubbing altogether.

Dry skin is usually very sensitive and by scrubbing or rubbing, you increase the chances of irritating your skin from adverse friction.

The most gentle and convenient way to wash your face is with your hands.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

The best moisturizers are those that seal moisture in your skin, keeping it well hydrated.

For dry skin, this is an absolute gift.

In fact, this is the best way to treat dry skin and its symptoms.

Moisturize your face in the morning and at night before you go to bed. If you apply moisturizer during the day, it's not necessary to rinse or cleanse first.

Gels and oils are more effective moisturizers than regular lotions.

Ingredients such as Dragon’s Blood create a hydro-boost factor for the skin keeping it soft, smooth, looking young, and healthy.

Hyaluronic acid is also a great ingredient in moisturizers. 

It is popular amongst users because it locks moisture into the skin which comes as a major relief to dry skin.

You want to avoid moisturizers that are chemically developed.

Always look for moisturizers that contain natural ingredients such as Dragon’s Blood, which is known to also reduce visible signs of aging.

Before applying it to your face, always test any moisturizer by first rubbing a tiny amount on your forearm for a few days. If it stings, burns, itches, or feels dry, get rid of it.


Dry skin can be treated. Not just cleaned.

You just have to look in the right places.

At Swiss Botany, we’ve dealt with a plethora of dry skin issues in the past and continue to do so in our efforts to promote skin wellness.

Our best treatment for dry skin is the super popular Anti Aging Pack that comes with the Dragon’s Blood Gel, Swiss Apple Stem Cell Serum, and the Wrinkle Wand. 

The Wrinkle Wand is for pushing nutrients deeper into the skin.

Another popular solution to dry skin is our stand-alone Hyaluronic Acid Serum

As mentioned earlier, Hyaluronic Acid is an amazing ingredient included in most dry skin healers because of its effective moisturizing benefits.

However, our Hyaluronic Acid Serum comes as a dry skin healer in a league of its own and is extremely effective.

For advanced results, apply the Manuka Honey Cleanser to your face in the morning and then incorporate either our Anti Aging Pack or the Hyaluronic Acid Serum to cleanse and treat dry skin naturally.

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