Why is my skin so dry? Skincare tips for dry skin

If you find your skin still feels dry after moisturising, this helpful guide tells you everything you need to know to get a healthy looking, hydrated complexion.

What causes dry skin?

Many things can cause dry skin including harsh skincare products, incorrect moisture application, genetics, medical conditions, changing weather, dehydration and taking hot showers and baths.

Why is my skin so dry even when I moisturise?

If you’re suffering from dry skin even after you’ve applied moisturiser, it may be the case that you’re not using the right moisturiser or the correct amount for your skin. Moisturisers containing alcohol and astringents can strip the skin of its natural oils leading to dryness and irritation, while skincare products containing silicone can cause clogged pores and breakouts.


Instead, look for richer creams with NOURISHING and HYDRATING ingredients like Charlotte’s award-winning Magic Cream Moisturiser and NEW! Charlotte's Magic Body Cream for magically moisturised skin from HEAD to TOE! Containing hyaluronic acid to help keep skin hydrated for up to 24 hours, these magical creams are loved by celebrities and supermodels all over the world. Charlotte's Magic Cream also contains vitamins C & E to brighten the look of your complexion and Bionymph Peptide for SMOOTHER, PLUMPER LOOKING skin, and Charlotte's Magic Body Cream has body-targeting ingredients that help to SMOOTH, FIRM and TONE the look and feel of skin!

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By night, switch to Charlotte’s Magic Night Cream as your moisturising go-to. This award-winning, hydrating and firming night cream contains the MAGIC of retinol for smoother looking skin and winter daphne stem cell extract to leave your skin looking and feeling revitalised.


Prefer a lighter-textured moisturiser but still want to intensely hydrate your skin? Choose Charlotte’s Magic Cream Light, a lightweight moisturiser with SPF 20 to hydrate and defend your skin against pollution and UV rays for a NATURAL-LOOKING radiance!

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Charlotte’s MAGIC skincare tips for dry skin

If you’re suffering from dry skin, there are many MAGICAL tips and tricks to hydrate and moisturise your skin. Here are Charlotte’s top tips for addressing dry skin…

Charlotte’s MAGIC skincare products for dry skin

If you find your skin stays dry even after moisturising, it’s time to discover your dream research-powered skincare ritual for dry skin. Charlotte’s ICONIC skincare products are deeply HYDRATING and NOURISHING and will help to smooth and soften the look of your complexion when used as part of your regular skincare routine.

Here are Charlotte’s ICONIC skincare products for dry skin…

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Multi-Miracle Glow

This 3-in-1 mask, face and body balm and cleanser infused with ultra-hydrating ingredients like camellia oil and coconut alkanes is dry skin’s dream come true! Use every morning and evening for SMOOTH-FEELING, GLOWY LOOKING skin.

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Instant Magic Facial Dry Sheet Mask

Enriched with supercharged ingredients like vitamins, floral extracts, peptides and oils, this dry sheet mask can be used AM and PM 2-3 times a week for MAGICALLY MOISTURISED and hydrated looking skin while staying dry!

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Super Radiance Resurfacing Facial

Infused with a research-powered blend of exfoliating acids and hydrating ingredients, this must-have exfoliator RESURFACES skin, allowing the hydrating formulas that follow to correctly penetrate your skin. Use once a week for a GORGEOUS, GLEAMING GLOW.

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Glow Toner

This pore-refining and acid-free toner is SUPER HYDRATING, leaving your skin feeling and looking SMOOTH and BABY SOFT! Use AM and PM every day as part of your research-powered skincare routine.

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Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir

Containing the powerful and potent ingredients, polyglutamic acid and hyaluronic acid, this supercharged serum provides instant hydration to the skin when used AM and PM as part of your daily skincare ritual.

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Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir

If you suffer from dry, chapped lips, Charlotte’s Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir hydrates your pout and locks in moisture. Roll onto your lips throughout the day whenever you need a hydration hit!

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Charlotte’s Magic Cream

Charlotte’s award-winning Magic Cream moisturiser is a SUPERMODEL and CELEBRITY favourite, flooding your skin with moisture and transforming the look of your complexion when used AM and PM, daily.

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Charlotte's Magic Body Cream

Inspired by the ICONIC, AWARD-WINNING FACE CREAM, Charlotte's Magic Cream, Charlotte's Magic Body Cream is a deeply hydrating body lotion that helps to smooth and soften the look and feel of dry skin. The silky cream massages effortlessly into the body, giving it an IMMEDIATE SKIN REVIVAL for hydrated, healthy-looking skin!

Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil

Containing olive oil, avocado oil and babassu oil, this vitamin-rich face oil deeply moisturises your skin while locking in moisture by providing a protective barrier to reduce water loss. Use AM and PM daily for a RADIANT LOOKING complexion.

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Invisible UV Flawless Poreless Primer

When used every day as the final step in your supercharged skincare routine, this SPF 50 primer with hyaluronic acid hydrates your skin for up to 24 hours for a FRESH and FLAWLESS LOOKING complexion.

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Magic Night Cream

Infused with moisturising ingredients like retinol, winter daphne stem cell extract and frangipani flower extract, this award-winning, ultra-hydrating and plumping-effect night cream is beauty sleep in a jar!

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Magic Eye Rescue

Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue is the perfect hydrating eye cream for dry skin, revitalising your eye area and keeping skin moisturised for up to 24 hours when used every day!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.