Cleansers and Scrubs for Dry to Dehydrated Skin Type

CLEANSERS AND SCRUBSI have decide to dedicate a series called skincare solutions for dry to dehydrated skin type, but will also try and aid others that are acne prone and oily skin. As you know I have combination-oily/dehydrated skin type and there are certain many posts around this topic already, but for you guys, it is more about me sharing my experiences with which products work best and how you can also help to improve your own skin condition. To begin with, this post will focus on cleansers and scrubs. If this is something you are interested in, let me know in the comments what other topics you would like me to cover.

We all at some point, experience dry to dehydrated skin and when it usually happens is around late autumn and all through out winter, but occasionally, dry skin can also occur through out the year. If you are like me, living in the southern hemisphere–Australia, you know winter is fast approaching. When we’re in the dead center of winter, our skin needs all the help it can to look hydrated and well nourished.

In order to prevent dry skin or skin becoming dehydrated is to plan ahead. I have come to terms that the skincare I was using before was insufficient and therefore lacking moisture. If you read my blogposts regularly, you may remember me writing my experience on having a face mapping skin analysis session with Dermalogica. I found this experience to be worthwhile and if you have time to see your nearest skincare counter, they may be able to offer something similar.

This was helpful because even when I already knew what type of skin I had, I had been further educated that I also had dehydrated skin. What is important now is to bring back more moisture and so these are a few products I would suggest to help turn around dry and dull skin to look its best.



It is important to use the right cleanser so it will not strip away natural oils, then leave your skin feeling tight, dry and irritated. I recommend Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel – this is a great foaming gel that removes impurities, a gentle formula that does not strip away natural oils, but helps to get rid of the gunk and makeup. Thumbs up for it is a soap-free and fragrance free, which will not irritate the skin.

The condition of my skin has changed dramatically after switching and rotating products I used daily and more importantly how I care for it in the evening. Another alternative is Go-To Skincare Properly Clean Cleanser – this is another gentle foaming cleanser that gets rid of impurities but leaves skin feeling soft and fresh. I never thought a foaming cleanser could really clean my skin, but after using this for a few months, I have changed my mind and is something you need to look out for.



People I know have mixed reviews about how scrub is supposed to be used. People argue that it is not safe to use daily and otherwise prefer to treat their skin every 2 or 3 times a week. Ever since I could remember, I have always preferred to use scrubs daily. I found that with the amount of pollution my face absorbs, it only makes sense to use a scrub to remove the pollution and impurities that hide within the layers of our skin.

If you are feeling a bit splurgy, Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant – is a life-changing, non-abrasive and a rich emollient scrub that has contributed to reducing the size of my pores and controls my oily t-zone. It has this unique, rice-based enzyme powder that activates upon contact with water, releasing Papain, Salicylic Acid and Rice Enzymes to smooth the skin.

Recommended Reads:

– Skincare Fixtures for Dry to Sensitive Skin Types
– Face Mapping Skin Analysis with Dermalogica

What cleanser and scrubs do you use to tackle dry or dehydrated skin?

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