What are the best products for dry skin?
How do you moisturise dry skin?
Lack of moisture, leads to your skin becoming dehydrated and feeling flaky and rough to the touch, as well as giving you a tired or dull-looking complexion. Factors that can influence skin hydration are varied; skin gets drier as we age but can also be influenced by the amount of fluids we drink, stress, sleep and environmental factors such as pollution and UV damage.
It’s crucial to make sure your skin’s moisture levels are topped up – from the inside and outside - regardless of your background or skin type.
What are the best ingredients for dry skin?
When choosing moisturisers for dry skin, opt for products enriched with hydrating ingredients such as glycerine and hyaluronic acid, which will help reinforce skin’s ability to hold water, while SPF can work to prevent dehydration.
Hyaluronic acid: skincare’s star ingredient
A skincare favourite, this incredibly effective molecule boasts impressive hygroscopic properties, allowing HA to attract and hold water molecules from the air. The statistics are impressive: hyaluronic acid can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water - explaining its reputation as one of the skincare world’s favourite moisturising ingredients.
What’s the ideal skincare routine for dry skin?
If you have dry skin you should avoid gel-based cleansers featuring astringents such as witch hazel and fruit acids, as these can dry skin out even more. Start your day with a gentle micellar water such as Vichy Pureté Thermale One Step Cleansing Micellar Solution, to remove any traces of makeup as well as sebum produced during the night, and also soothe skin.
Follow with a hydrating serum, such as Vichy’s Minéral 89 Skin Booster’s intensely hydrating formulation, which contains hyaluronic acid to help lock in moisture and 89 per cent Mineralizing Thermal Water. While HA helps prevent trans epidermal water loss, Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water is rich in 15 key minerals essential for skin’s continued health and helps maximise water retention and reinforce the skin.
Now that you’ve treated your skin to a good base follow with a day cream enriched with Vichy’s Thermal Mineralizing Water to help strengthen dehydrated skin further. Vichy Slow Âge cream moisturiser is great for dry skin and has the added benefit of and SPF 30 to protect against damage caused by the sun’s rays.
If you’re out and about or even just sitting at your desk, a hydrating mist such as Vichy Mineralizing Thermal Water Spray, is great for topping up skin’s hydration levels throughout the day.