Dry Skin Routine

If you have dry skin, finding the right skincare and makeup routine that doesn’t accentuate and aggravate dry patches can be a challenge. At Benefit we want to try and end the frustration by offering our guide to caring for your dry skin while still slaying your makeup routine!

Skincare For Dry Skin

To start off this dry skin routine you need to ensure that your skin is correctly prepped. Using a gentle exfoliator is a great way to ensure that all the dry, flaky bits of skin are cleared without irritating your skin even further. The Smooth It Off 2-in-1 cleanser and exfoliator helps to remove makeup, dead skin cells and clears pores while being gentle on the skin. The creamy, non-drying formula can be used morning or night 2-3 times per week.

Benefit Cosmetics Smooth It Off 2 in 1 cleanser and exfoliator


Once your skin is silky-smooth the next step is moisturiser. This step is integral to making sure your skin is fully hydrated and ready to receive makeup. Benefit’s Total Moisture does what it says on the tin; gives your skin total moisture! The cream provides instant, concentrated hydration for a refreshed complexion and helps to develop your skin’s water reserves, reinforcing the moisture barrier. It also contains mango butter, a natural plant-based emollient known to provide moisture. Use daily before makeup or on its own for a refreshed glow.

Benefit Cosmetics Total Moisture


To protect and hydrate your skin even further why not use the Triple Performing Facial Emulsion. This amazing sunscreen lotion protects and comforts the skin with its lightweight formula by capturing and maintaining water on the skin’s surface. And it’s SPF 15, what more could you want?!

Benefit Cosmetics Triple Performing Face Emulsion


Primer For Dry Skin

Once your skin is suitably hydrated it’s time to prime ready for makeup. The POREfessional Hydrate is the perfect option for anyone that has dry skin (or anyone who likes a fresh, dewy finish to their makeup). It has the same great pore-minimising and line filling properties as the original POREfessional primer, with the added bonus of Hyaluronic Acid to help skin retain moisture throughout the day.

Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Hydrate primer


Foundation For Dry Skin

Now onto the main event; foundation! It can be really stressful trying to find a foundation that gives the right amount of coverage while not highlighting any dry patches you may have on your skin. Enter Hello Happy Flawless Brightening foundation! This lightweight, natural looking foundation is perfect for anyone with dry skin as it contains Hyaluronic Acid to help maintain moisture, and photochromic pigments that instantly adapt to brighten the skin. It is a medium, buildable coverage and has a natural, satin finish.

Benefit Cosmetics Hello Happy Flawless Brightening Foundation