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

For most of us, everyday life has changed as quickly as overnight. You can no longer (temporarily of course) visit us for your weekly and fortnightly treatments with your favourite Botanica Day Spa Skin Specialist. As a result of this, we encourage you to really start thinking about taking the time to invest in your self-care, your wellness and most importantly your skin whilst you must stay at home. 

Just because we can’t look after you in spa, we sat down (via zoom meeting of course) with some of our senior skin and wellness specialists at Botanica Day Spa to discuss different skin types, skin conditions and what we recommend to implement into your at-home daily skincare regime to ensure minimal disruptions to your skin journey.

Each week, our specialists will be discussing the four main skin types along with targeted skin conditions and offering their top tips and tricks to combatting these concerns through at-home treatments available via the Botanica Spa online skin spa.

This week we are talking all things dry skin, and what you can do at home to improve and diminish flaky, dehydrated skin.

Everything you need to know about dry skin

If you find yourself experiencing a tight sensation and a rough texture feeling on the skin, this often indicates you are suffering from dry skin. Lifestyle factors, diet, medications, genetics and skincare can all play a huge part in the overall result of your skin and the condition it is in.

Skincare products created to reduce the trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL) and improve hydration are the best choices for this particular skin type. So let’s take a closer look at which Elemis treatments are best suited to dry skin and how you can start to implement these treatments into your daily routine at home.



This step is where your skincare begins! Clean skin is the essential foundation for healthy looking skin.


Packed with fermented Superfoods and 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.



Toner is your refresher course, the essential compliment to your cleanser. It removes any stubborn impurities and prepares the skin for the next phase of application by closing the pores. Absolutely no drying astringent ingredients are used.

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. 



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


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, masks absorb impurities and restore vibrancy. Exfoliators and masks are not just for special occasions.


Taking the Chi-energy of the plant, the dynamic synergy of Mimosa and Honey Absolute in the Exotic Cream Moisturising Mask, with extracts of Sea Rocket, Orange and Bergamot leaves the skin exceptionally moisturised and enriched.

Use twice a week.

Can also be applied to dry patches of the body. For example: knees, elbows, hands and feet. Perfect treatment of sensitive or dehydrated skin.



Serums and boosters stimulate the skin to raise its game. Layered under moisturiser it hydrates, protects and rejuvenates. Multi-tasking heroes. Moisturisers on the other hand, ELEMIS in particular are famous for a reason. The finest natural actives, galvanised by the most innovative science have culminated in a ground-breaking, nourishing, exquisitely scented range of creams for whoever you are and whatever you do.

Hydra-Boost Serum
S.O.S. Emergency Cream
Hydra-Boost Day Cream
Pro-Collagen Overnight Matrix

Kickstart or reboot your skin care journey today!

For any skin related and/or product enquiries please reach out via tel: 03 9620 5992, by email or through our social media platforms Facebook & Instagram.

We look forward to treating you again in spa soon!