Daily skincare routine for dry and sensitive skin

If you’ve been struggling with dry or sensitive skin then you might not be getting enough hydration. It’s all about adding moisture to your skin and making sure it stays there. The DermaVeen range of face products have all been developed with this goal in mind, which is why they all contain colloidal oatmeal to hydrate, soothe and protect dry, sensitive skin. Other key ingredients also help to attract, add and keep moisture within your skin – read more on those here.

What order should you apply skincare products?

Step 1: Daily cleanse

The goal of cleansing is to remove any dirt, residue from sunscreens or skincare products and excess oils from the surface of your skin. Cleansing should be done in the morning, after exercise and again at bedtime.

DermaVeen Foaming Facial Cleanser has been specially developed for dry and sensitive skin – its soap-free formulation uses a silky foaming action to gently cleanse your skin.

DermaVeen® Ultra Hydrating Cleanser gently removes make-up, oil and excess impurities without disrupting the protective skin barrier that leaves your skin feeling cleansed, soothed and hydrated.

Step 2: Serums

These are the powerhouses of your skincare routine as they contain a high concentration of hydrating ingredients. This is where some words you may have heard floating around come into the routine, like vitamin C or retinol. To use these as an example, vitamin C is a well-known antioxidant, while retinol is a form of vitamin A and helps repair skin damaged by the sun.

Serums can be applied in the morning after cleansing and at night following cleansing and exfoliation (on the days you are exfoliating).

DermaVeen Skin Renewal Facial Serum contains the ingredients hyaluronic acid, pro-vitamin B5 and beta glucan to provide intense hydration for healthy, supple and radiant looking skin.

Step 3: Eye cream

Eye cream is designed for the delicate skin around your eyes and can be used morning and night. Try DermaVeen Moisture Bright Eye Cream for brightness, hydration and to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and puffy eyes. 

Step 4: Daytime moisturiser

Once you’ve applied your serums and eye cream it’s time to lock it all in with a moisturiser. The type of moisturiser you choose is up to you – whether you prefer a heavier cream or a lighter lotion (the difference is in the balance of ingredients).

DermaVeen Hydrating Facial Moisturiser is specifically formulated with natural Colloidal Oatmeal to nourish, protect and renew dry and sensitive skin.

During the day you might want to choose a moisturiser that also contains sunscreen, like DermaVeen Ultra Light Day Lotion SPF50+, also designed for dry and sensitive skin but containing very high broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for your skin.

Step 5: Nighttime moisturiser

A set skincare routine is a lovely way to unwind from a long, hard day.

DermaVeen Regenerating Night Cream deeply rejuvenates, hydrates and nourishes your skin while you sleep.  

Building a 3, 5, or 7 step skincare routine

You may have heard of these different numbered skincare routines online and be a little confused. Above is a basic outline of a general skincare routine, but it’s important to remember that it should be adjusted to your skin type and circumstances.

The three key steps are cleansing, moisturising and sunscreen. Apart from these, you can bump up your routine by using different cleansers (starting with an oil-based cleanser and following with a water-based cleanser for a thorough clean), adding in oils (lightest to heaviest) and masks to cleanse, moisturise or repair your skin.

The general order of things is:





Adjusting your skincare routine for winter and summer

The main difference in your skincare routine in winter versus summer will be the level of moisture you need to add. In the cold, dry air of winter your skin may need a little more help maintaining its juicy plumpness by stepping up your moisturiser from a lotion to a cream.

When summer comes, you may want to step back to a lotion, but must must must add in an SPF (although you should be using one throughout winter as well) every day, topped up when you are out and about enjoying the summer sun.

Consider adding in a water-resistant SPF in summer for sweat, pool and beach! DermaVeen® Sensitive Sun Range provides 4 hours water resistance, a lightweight moisturising formula, and absorbs easily into skin without feeling greasy. It’s a must have for summer.

Skin care routines for men and teenagers

For men the only real addition to the above steps is shaving their face. Make sure to use a single or double-blade razor if you experience razor bumps or ingrown hairs and remember to wet your skin and hair beforehand so it’s nice and soft.

For teenagers acne can come into play. If this is a concern for you then there are specially formulated products available that can help you manage your acne. Talk to your local pharmacist for advice on what products you might need for your skin and if your acne is severe, talk to your doctor.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. When using sunscreen always wear a hat, protective clothing, and sunglasses. Avoid prolonged high-risk sun exposure. Reapply sunscreen frequently or use in accordance with directions.



Colloidal oatmeal soothes, hydrates and protects the skin. All products in the Dermaveen face range contain colloidal oatmeal.


Your skincare routine will vary depending on your age, skincare needs and preferences. But the three key steps are a cleanser, a moisturiser and a sunscreen.


Of course! Skincare is for everyone who has skin from women to men to children to adults.