Nothing is more frustrating than putting makeup on dry, flaky skin. Maybe it’s from a new product you’ve been trying out, or maybe your skin is just prone to dryness. Regardless, it’s essential to keep your skin fresh and hydrated at all times to prevent breakouts and maintain a clean complexion. But a skincare routine for dry skin doesn’t have to break the bank. Here is a 5-step face routine for dry skin you can find at your local drugstore:

Step 1: Clean your face

First and foremost: use a good face wash. For dry skin, you’ll want a hydrating and straightforward face wash like the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser, which won’t strip your face of its natural oils and will leave you with a clean complexion.

Step 2: Use a toner

Directly after cleansing your face, use a toner to help refresh your skin and get rid of any extra dirt or makeup that the cleanser didn’t remove. A toner will balance your skin, but should always be alcohol-free, like the Neutrogena Alcohol-Free toner which won’t strip the skin of its natural toner.

Step 4: Use a serum

Serums are essential for dry skin as they provide your skin with added antioxidants that help to prevent damage from harmful free radicals. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Serum is packed with hyaluronic acid that will leave your skin with that dewy, hydrated look you’ve always wanted.

Step 4: Apply moisturizer

The key to a hydrated face: moisturizer!! Never skip this step. Make sure you use a hydrating moisturizer that will lock in your moisture and does not contain any irritants, like the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream.

Step 5: Sunscreen

Yes, even if it’s not sunny out! You always need to apply sunscreen. Applying sun protectant will prevent your skin from those harmful UV rays. Go for something with at least 30 SPF, like the EltaMD UV Clear Facial Sunscreen, which is ideal for sensitive skin and won’t break you out.