How to Give Yourself an At-Home Facial for Dry Skin

Investing in self-care between treatments is so important for your skin's health. We encourage our clients to implement an effective facial at home regime to ensure skin maintains optimal condition. 

Whilst the rising use of at home facial kits continues to grow, we remind our clients  most treatments are best left to the experts. 

That being said, there are certainly some facial practices you can implement into your skincare routine. 

We have put together a list of recommended products for those wanting to create the best at home facial kit. 

We sat down with our senior skin and wellness specialists to discuss dry skin; one of the most common skin types and problems affecting many individuals.

All About Dry Skin

If you find yourself experiencing tight sensation and or rough skin texture, it’s likely you have a dry skin type. 

Lifestyle factors, diet, medications, genetics and skincare regime all play a huge part in your skin condition.

Opting for skincare products to reduce trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and improve hydration are best choices for this skin type. 

So let’s take a closer look at which Elemis products are best suited to dry skin and how you can start to implement these into a considered facial routine at home.


Start with a clean to give yourself the perfect base to commence your facial. It removes any pollutants, debris and bacterias your skin has been exposed to during the day. 

Choose washes for dry skin that do not strip away the natural oils and leave your skin feeling raw and irritated. Oil based cleansers and those free of alcohol are great places to start looking. 

During application, you should gently massage cleanser into your skin and avoid scrubbing, as this will irritate your skin. 

Make sure to always double cleanse your skin in the evening, even if you have not worn makeup throughout the day.

The Best Cleanser for Dry Skin

Packed with fermented Superfoods, formulated with Micellar Technology, Superfood Cica Calm Cleansing Foam easily removes all traces of makeup and impurities, leaving the complexion looking calm, balanced and fresh.

Vegan-friendly and 100% sulphate-free formula which won’t leave skin feeling dry or tight.

This unique foaming cleanser is packed with nourishing Superfoods to help calm and hydrate skin while lifting away makeup, dirt and grime. The soothing formula helps to comfort skin caused by dehydration and leave skin with a fresh-looking complexion.

To be used every morning and evening. 


For those of you who really want to recreate that ultimate spa experience, steaming is a must. 

When you steam your face the heat opens pores, which promotes circulation and allows for greater absorption of products.

For an easy at home steam, pour 500 ml of water into a clean bowl, let your face sit 6 inches above water and place a towel over your head. Sit for about 5 to 10 minutes. Add essential oils to boost the effect.


Toner is your refresher course, the essential compliment to your cleanser. It removes any stubborn impurities, prepares your skin for the next phase of application and balances the skin’s pH levels. 

Protect your skin by choosing products with absolutely no drying astringent ingredients. Certain cotton pad fibres can dehydrate your skin. Instead, reusable cotton pads are ideal for applying your toning lotions.

The Perfect Toner for Dry Skin

Elemis’ Rehydrating Ginseng Toner effectively tones skin, rebalances its pH level and preserves the natural oils, without the use of alcohol or harsh detergents, to reveal a radiant and hydrated complexion. For dehydrated and mature skin.



Skin is designed to keep renewing itself, however it does need help. Exfoliating on a regular basis aids brightness and clarity, as well as creating a smooth base for foundations and creams. 

Be weary, over-exfoliation can be hugely detrimental to your skin. Both mechanical and physical exfoliants with large particles can result in micro-tears. This can be particularly painful with those susceptible to dryness. 

Opting for a facial scrub that gently removes dead skin cells is strongly advised.

Our Recommended Exfoliators For Dry Skin

Papaya Enzyme Peel

Exfoliate and purify tired, lacklustre skin. Non-abrasive, skin is left soft, revitalised and radiant. Natural fruit enzymes of exfoliating Papaya and calming Pineapple smooth and clarify the complexion.

This rinse-off exfoliating cream contains nourishing Milk Protein, anti-oxidant rich Vitamin E and Marine Algae to moisturise, repair and protect skin.

Use twice a week

Gentle Rose Exfoliator 

Reveal radiant, soft skin with this gentle exfoliator. Use weekly to buff away dirt and dead skin cells to achieve a glowing, youthful complexion.

Use once weekly.



Essential for healthy skin, hydrating face masks restore vibrancy. A moisturising cream mask is the perfect completion to your facial routine. Pair with a facial massage to truly let your face absorb all the goodness.

We encourage those with dry skin to avoid masks such as clay masks. They will only draw out moisture and when left to fully dry, can cause parched skin.

The Absolute Best Face Mask For Dry Skin

Rejuvenate, smooth, lift and tighten skin on the face and neck. 

Our Ultra-Smart Pro-Collagen Masks use the most advanced skincare to plump skin. The Aqua Shuttle Technology instantly cools skin and improves the appearance of expression lines. 

See a visible difference in 24-hours.

Serums & Moisturisers

Last but not least, let's not forget your serums and moisturiser.

Serums are the perfect under layer to moisturiser. Hydrating, protecting and rejuvenating skin, they are the multi-tasking heroes.

Moisturisers are crucial to helping your skin maintain its balance. They ensure your skin retains hydration by maintaining skin's moisture barrier as well as preventing environmental damage to skin.

Our Favourite Moisturiser For Dry Skin

Elemis are particularly famous for their stunning moisturiser products. Enriched with Mediterranean algae, Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is the ultra-hydrating, deeply moisturising hydration cream. Skin will feel so much firmer with this award winning anti-wrinkle day cream.

Need More Advice For Your Skincare Routine?

For any skin related and/or product enquiries please contact us via phone on 03 9620 5992, email at or through our social media platforms Facebook & Instagram.

We look forward to treating you again in the spa soon!