Dry Skin Remedies Your Dermatologist Wants you to Know

If heading to your local dermatologist for a bad case of dry skin is not something you feel comfortable with during the pandemic, we hear you. We all have our limits and entering any sort of small, indoor environment with close contact to others may be yours. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of dermatologist-approved remedies for dry skin. Hopefully these tips will tie you over until you are able to take advantage of a dermatologist’s services in person.

  1. Swap out your regular face wash for an oil cleanser, as they have higher hydrating properties and help prevent the drying effects of water on the skin.
  2. Use a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid, as this special ingredient is a humectant that pulls water to the outer layer of the skin.
  3. Moisturize quickly (within five minutes) once you get out of the shower or finish washing your face.
  4. Consider a moisturizer with ceramides on the list of ingredients, which help seal the cracks between the outer skin cells.
  5. Anti-aging creams may be good for some things, but for preventing and treating dry skin, they are anything but. If you are struggling with dry skin, consider decreasing the use of these products, especially during the winter months.
  6. Wear SPF on your skin, no matter what the weather.
  7. Help sore, flaky, and dry lips by using an unscented, unflavoured lip balm that also contains SPF.

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