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How to Rehydrate Your Dried-Out Skin

Tal Carmel September 12, 2019

 

If you suffer from dried-out skin, you can pair up your regular moisturizer with a serum for an added moisture shot. You should also opt for a moisturizing cleanser and steer clear of drying alcohols and foaming agents that can cause further dryness.

The experts recommend: serums

Skincare experts agree that one of the best ways to combat dehydrated skin is through the use of serums containing hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance in the skin that has the capacity to attract and hold vast amounts of moisture and works to replenish skin. 

It’s important to note that when you choose skin care products, you shouldn’t just focus on repairing dry skin damage. You should also aim to prevent dryness in the first place through a consistently moisturizing routine. If your skin is particularly dry you can layer a moisturizing cream over a serum. ClickHERE to read about our deeply replenishing serum.

Stay away from products that cause dryness

Sometimes skincare can actually make the dryness worse! So, it’s important to choose products that don’t include any drying agents. The American Academy of Dermatology says You should avoid drying alcohols, SLS and harsh preservatives and fragrances. You’d be surprised how many products contain these ingredients. It’s also a good idea to stay away from retinol which can cause peeling and irritation, and salicylic acid. 

Opt for natural & gentle products like argan

When you do choose skincare, it’s important to choose products that are gentle on the skin. We recommend opting for natural moisturizers, exfoliants, and cleansing agents. One of the best choices for dryness is argan oil, which is harvested from the desert argan tree in Morocco and grows in a climate that is just about as harsh and dry as it gets. ClickHERE for some tips and tricks on how to use argan oil.

Use a hydrating mask

Look for masks that contain hyaluronic acid or ceramides, which can repair dry skin and lock in moisture. In addition, masks with ingredients like argan oil, vitamin E, jojoba oil, and glycerin nourish dry skin with essential minerals. Apply the mask after showering, as shower steam can open up your pores and your skin can absorb more of the moisturizing ingredients.Hydrating masks can be used to 3 to 4 times a week to treat dry skin. 

Add a night cream to your routine

The night is an especially important time for active skin. During the day the skin barrier works hard to protect itself from impurities. Nighttime is when skin naturally rests, rejuvenates and recovers from a tough day. This is the best time to give your dried-out skin a boost of potent, natural and moisture-rich ingredients. ClickHERE to read more about our night moisturizer.

Choose a cleanser that moisturizes

Choose a gentle cleanser that won’t irritate your skin, and better still, pick one that moisturizers as well. Your best choices are cream, oil or gel-based cleansers. Stay away from foaming ones.Opt for cleansers that include naturally moisturizing ingredients. And remember to wash your face in cool or lukewarm water, as hot water can dry out your skin. 

Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells

For people with dry skin, it is important toexfoliate your face once a week in order to remove dead skin cells and help skincare products deeply penetrate your skin. But Pay close attention to the ingredients in your exfoliating product., choose one that is super gentle. Be sure to stay away from aggressive choices like ground apricot kernels, which can actually cause microtears in the skin. 

Make water a part of your daily routine

Remember, what you put in your body also affects your skin. Make sure to drink enough water every day.Medical professionals recommend that everyone drink 8 cups of water a day, totaling a half-gallon. Water dense foods, like melon, strawberries, and oranges, are also good for boosting your water intake. Hydrating your body will in turn hydrate your skin.

In conclusion: Choose gently moisturizing products

If you want to rehydrate your dried-out skin a serum containing hyaluronic acid can help. You can pair this with a moisturizer for an added shot of hydration. Another great tip is staying away from drying skincare agents and opting for gentle moisturizing products instead. Remember that your diet also affects your skin and try to increase your water intake. Finally, pay attention to your night routine, your skin rejuvenates at night and a super moisturizing cream can help eliminate dryness for good!


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