The Ordinary Skincare Routine For Dry Skin and Pigmentation

Which products from The Ordinary help with dry skin and pigmentation? Follow this easy routine!

Treating your hyperpigmentation when you have normal/dry skin can be challenging. Our team of skincare experts have put together a personalised skincare routine to help you manage your normal/dry skin and rid you of your pigmentation. This skincare routine will give you skin a drink of water it needs and will leave you with smooth, glowing skin.

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Treating your hyperpigmentation when you have normal/dry skin can be challenging. Our team of skincare experts have put together a personalised skincare routine using The Ordinary range to help you manage your normal/dry skin and rid you of your pigmentation. This skincare routine will give your skin the drink of water it needs and leave you with smooth, glowing skin.

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What is The Ordinary all about?

The Ordinary is a proudly no frills brand which is one of the reasons they can keep their products so affordable. Their products are also made to target certain skin care concerns, so when brought and layered correctly you really get a lot for your money. The below routines are also alcohol free, silicone free, gluten free, nut free, cruelty free and completely vegan.

How to Use The Ordinary Products Together in a Morning Routine for Dry Skin & Pigmentation?

Step 1: Squalane Cleanser

Step 1: Squalane Cleanser

Cleansing is a must you should be cleansing every morning and night. It’s what gives our skin a clear base to start with. The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser is a gentle hydrating cleanser which leaves the skin feeling comfortable and soft. Squalane is known for its anti-inflammatory capabilities.

Step 2: Glycolic Toner

Step 2: Glycolic Toner

The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solution contains 7% Glycolic Acid, Amino Acids, Aloe Vera, Ginseng and Tasmanian Pepperberry. It offers mild exfoliation which improves skin radiance, texture and clarity. Use once a day in the morning as a regular part of your routine to see the benefits of radiance boosting, soothing and reduced irritation.

Step 3: Vitamin C Serum

Step 3: Vitamin C Serum

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F has a high potency of Vitamin C and antioxidants. It’s used to brighten the skin as well as reduce signs of aging. It is a light oil which takes upto 5 seconds to be absorbed into the skin so take a moment to massage it gently into your face, you only need to apply a few drops in the morning and night.

Step 4: Moisturiser

Step 4: Moisturiser

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA contains hyaluronic acid and amino acids which occur naturally in the skin so this moisturizer helps build upon those natural chemicals. These ingredients strengthen and repair the skin barrier, helping retain your skin's moisture.

Step 5: SPF

Step 5: SPF

Sunscreen should never be forgotten, regardless of the season, rain, hail or shine. It is the best way to prevent hyperpigmentation and sings of aging by protecting our skin from UV rays. One of our favourite sunscreens to help dry skin is Ultra Violette Supreme Screen SPF 50+ Hydrating Facial Sunscreen as it primes and hydrates the skin.

Which Products from The Ordinary to Use Together in a Morning Routine?

Start your morning with cleansing to give your skin a fresh start to the day. Applying toner will help improve your skins radiance. Then Vitamin C serum to brighten the skin and reduce signs of aging. Then apply moisturiser to hydrate and protect.


How to Use The Ordinary Products Together in a Night Routine for Dry Skin & Pigmentation

Step 1: Squalane Cleanser

Step 1: Squalane Cleanser

The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser. Cleansing at night removes all the pollution, dirt, oil and makeup build up over the day. Use The Ordinary Squalane Cleanser at night not only gently cleanses you skin but it will also help your other skincare products to absorb better into the skin.

Step 2: Retinoid Serum

Step 2: Retinoid Serum

The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane is a wonderful treatment for pigmentation as well as preventative ageing. Retinoid helps lighten pigmentation, fades age spots, promotes collagen regeneration and reduces wrinkles. The combination of squalane and tomato fruit extract are ideal for smoothing redness. With this product we recommend using it once or twice a week. Please note you shouldn’t use this product in conjunction with other retinol products. And always apply SPF the next day as retinoids make your skin very sensitive to UV rays

Step 3: Vitamin C Serum

Step 3: Vitamin C Serum

The Ordinary Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate Solution 20% in Vitamin F should be used at night after these steps. Using this product at night as well as day is the most effective way to see the benefits of this product.

Step 4: Moisturiser

Step 4: Moisturiser

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA should be your last skincare step in your routine. It will lock in all of your products and the continued use of this product morning and night will give you long lasting results.

Which Products from The Ordinary to Use Together in a Night Routine?

Your night routine will look pretty similar to your morning routine. Always use cleanser to remove makeup and excess dirt built up throughout the day. Follow up with these 2 serums and moisturiser. Then get ready to start seeing some glowing results!

  1. 2. Retinoid Serum
    • The Ordinary Granactive Retinoid 5% in Squalane
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