As you age, the status of your skin changes: you may have had normal skin until your mid-twenties, but now you suddenly find dry spots around your eyes and lips in your 30s. If this is exactly what you're experiencing, then know that your beauty routine from years ago has to change as your skin now has very different needs.

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If you're experiening flakiness, remember that number one priority when dealing with it is (of course) by hydrating it. Sometimes, rehabilitating dry skin means using more than one moisturizer. This goes double for you if you experience tightness and dry patches; your skincare routine may be a little more elaborate, but trust us when we way that it's worth it. Read on for our guide to achieving healthy, moisturized skin!

Step 1: Remove your makeup 

Remove your makeup with an oil-based cleanser to break down the products properly and effectively. It's advised to avoid ones that contain a high concentration of alcohol as well, so makeup will slide right off instead of clinging to your dry patches.

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Step 2: Cleanse your face

If you have dry skin, try your best to avoid foam cleansers. This is because most foaming cleansers have a high pH level that will damage your skin's moisture barrier. Instead, use cleansing creams or cleansing lotions that won't strip your face of moisture.

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Step 3: Gently exfoliate

To deal with dry patches and flakiness effectively, make exfoliation a habit. You can use gentle exfoliating tools such as cleansing brushes or exfoliating pads for stubborn spots, then turn to chemical exfoliators like AHAs to prevent them from reforming.

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Step 4: Pre-treat your skin 

A trait of dry skin that we admire is its ability to soak up products like a sponge, so if you want to give it extra TLC, nourish it with a pre-treatment. This step will help your moisturizer and emulsion penetrate the skin's layers deeper while giving it essential vitamins. Think of it as a skin care primer!

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Step 5: Go for essences or emulsions

Compared to oily skin, dry skin tends to recover slower from irritation. The lack of moisture is to blame for this, but you can, of course, remedy this with the right product. We suggest adding hydrating essences that contain skin repairing ingredients like collagen and hyaluronic acid to your routine!

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Step 6: Moisturize

If your essence or emulsion isn't enough moisture for you, go ahead and apply a more emollient moisturizer. Look for ingredients like ceramides, moisturizing oils, and niacinamide to ensure efficiency!

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Step 7: Put on a hydrating overnight mask

Your routine's last step should make sure that your skin absorbs everything that you gave it. A sleeping mask, for example, will provide a hydrating layer over your skin to avoid moisture loss. Plus, there's no need to wash it off after!

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This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

*Minor edits have been made by FemaleNetwork.com editors.

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