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What are the Best Products for Dry Skin?

03 Mar 2022

Experiencing noticeably dry skin? These moisturizing skincare products could be the solution for a healthy-looking, hydrated complexion! We look at our most popular dermatologist recommended products to address dry skin, dullness, and tightness.

WHAT CAUSES DRY SKIN?

Lack of moisture can lead to skin feeling dry and rough to the touch, as well as the appearance of a tired or dull-looking complexion. Factors that can influence skin hydration are varied, ranging from age to environment to UV damage, so it is crucial to make sure your skin is hydrated regardless of your background or skin type.

WHAT IS THE BEST SKIN CARE ROUTINE FOR DRY SKIN?

The best skin care routine to follow is one that includes products that are designed to address dry skin and can help provide your skin with moisture. Start your day with a gentle micellar water to help remove any excess sebum produced during the night, before cleansing your skin with a hydrating cleanser. Prepping skin with a hydrating serum, such as Vichy’s Minéral 89, can help lock in moisture at the surface. Follow with a day moisturizer formulated with Hyaluronic Acid to help provide moisture to dehydrated-looking skin. If you’re out and about or even just sitting at your desk, a hydrating mist is great for refreshing surface skin’s hydration levels throughout the day.

BEST PRODUCTS FOR DRY SKIN

Hydration is key in helping to maintain the skin’s resilience and glow. Daily exposome aggressors such as pollution, wind and cold can dehydrate the skin and alter its elasticity and suppleness. I recommend moisturizers that are fragrance-free for those with very sensitive skin that help to plump the skin and restore lost moisture while protecting the skin barrier.

WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS TO LOOK FOR IN PRODUCTS DESIGNED FOR DRY SKIN?

So, what is the best moisturizer for dry skin? When looking for products to help provide skin with hydration, opt for ones formulated with ingredients that can help refresh skin with moisture, such as Hyaluronic Acid. A skin care favorite, this incredibly effective molecule boasts impressive hygroscopic properties, allowing HA to attract and hold water molecules. The statistics are impressive: studies have found that hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water - explaining its reputation as one of the skin care world’s favorite moisturizing ingredients.

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