No matter the season, dehydrated skin is an all-too-common skin complaint—one that can plague just about any skin type at any age. Luckily for those that suffer from extremely dry skin, the condition can be easily cured. Most of us reach for an array of moisturizing lotions, creams and serums to ameliorate dry skin. But, there are several easy-to-adopt lifestyle changes that can hydrate your complexion and keep it that way, like using a humidifier to reduce moisture loss caused by the environment. Lincolnshire, IL, dermatologist Amy Forman Taub, MD, says, “If you don’t have a humidifier, sleep with a pot of water in your bedroom each night.” It’s also a good idea to moisturize immediately after you shower. “This is when the skin has the most moisture so it is easier to lock it in rather than replace it,” says West Palm Beach, FL dermatologist Kenneth Beer, MD, who suggests using products with hyaluronic acid and squalane, for the face, and petrolatum and silicone for the body.
Drinking plenty of water and avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol and caffeine helps to prevent dehydration from within.
Tackle it Topically
Ingredients like antioxidants will not only repair dehydrated skin quicker, but will help prevent future dryness.
Oxygen and deep hydrating facials can help alleviate the symptoms of dehydrated skin.
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