Dehydrated skin can affect you all year round, or during specific seasons and weather conditions. Regardless, treating dry skin is imperative if you want to look and feel your best.
But with the myriad of skincare products out there, how do you know which to choose if you want to give dehydrated skin that burst of moisture it so desperately needs?
5 ingredients to treat dehydrated skin
1. Hyaluronic acidHyaluronic acid is renowned for its deep moisturizing qualities as well as for anti-aging properties that will help diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
Use a night cream that contains hyaluronic acid and apply it to your face when it’s slightly damp to lock in moisture and ensure you wake up looking as fresh as a daisy.
2. Aloe vera
Aloe vera is such a great all-rounder. From soothing sunburn to its ability to improve sugar control, this really is a wonder product.
And when it comes to adding a burst of much-needed moisture to dehydrated skin, aloe comes into its own as a natural moisturizer. It seals in your skin’s existing oils while eliminating dirt and bacteria thanks to its antiseptic and antimicrobial properties.
If you have dry skin ceramides are one of the best weapons in your beauty arsenal. Ceramides are fatty acids and your skin loves them because they not only restore moisture but lock it in too.
Moisturizers and cleansers are particularly good products for stocking up on your ceramides if you want to quench your skin’s thirst.
4. Shea butter
Like aloe vera, shea butter is a plant-based ingredient - derived from a seed - which also acts as an excellent moisturizer. If it’s some serious moisturizing action you’re after for your dry or dehydrated skin, this is one of the big guns.
Shea butter’s soft and creamy texture is a soothing balm to dried out skin and it’s hypoallergenic too which is an added bonus if you have sensitive skin that’s prone to breakouts and acne.
5. Cocoa butter
Like shea butter, cocoa butter is also awesome at heavy-duty moisturizing, although its texture is harder and not liquefied like shea.
Cocoa butter also comes into its own as a treatment for skin complaints such as dermatitis so if this is a concern, look for products that have cocoa butter as an ingredient.
Whichever product you choose, good luck in hydrating your dry skin - we’re sure it will thank you for it!