8 dry skin treatments you need to know
With a change in seasons comes the need to shake up our skin care routine. Cold, windy air can lead to dehydrated skin that needs a boost of moisture, while those of us with dry skin types might find skin more flaky and tight than usual. Nourishment is the key to targeting dehydrated skin, and the good news is there are plenty of ways to work that much-needed moisture into your skin care routine.
Daily moisturizing is one of the cornerstones of a skin care routine. Help strengthen your moisture barrier even further by using a gel moisturizer, which is should-you-use-a-gel-moisturizerinto the skin. Most gel-based moisturizers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, a key moisture-boosting ingredient. Look for a product targeted specifically for dry skin, like Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream for Dry Skin.
In between your regular cleansing and moisturizing, a sheet mask adds even more moisture to your routine. “The benefit is a higher concentration of ingredients being absorbed into the skin,” says Dr. Diane Madfes, Garnier SkinActive consulting dermatologist. To help address dry skin, look for a mask formulated with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or glycerin.
Lock in moisture by following up your mask or cleanse with a night cream formulated to replenish moisture while you sleep. The heartier formula of a night cream helps ensure that you’ll be targeting dry skin throughout the night, waking up with more refreshed skin in the AM. A cream like Garnier SkinActive Miracle Anti-Fatigue Sleeping Cream contains lavender essential oil to recharge and soothe skin, plus the key hyaluronic acid for moisture.
Towelettes do more than just wipe off sweat after a workout: Garnier Soothing Makeup Removing Cleansing Towelettes are formulated with plant extract to help calm the skin. Look for these gentle towelettes formulated with Vitamin E to help re-moisturize the face even as they wipe away impurities.
Moisturizer with SPF
You should be protecting your skin from sun damage with SPF daily. Sun exposure has negative effects on the skin, from dark spots to increased appearance of aging to drying out the skin. Help protect your skin from free radicals with a hydrating moisturizer fortified with broad spectrum SPF like Garnier Clearly Brighter Brightening & Smoothing Daily Moisturizer SPF 15.
A gentle cleanser helps keep skin from getting further irritated, and soothes while it rids the skin of dirt and bacteria. Garnier Clean+ Makeup Removing Lotion Cleanser is strong enough to remove makeup, but formulated without alcohol to prevent unnecessary drying of the skin.
If you’d prefer to skip water all together, a rinse-off cleanser like micellar water eliminates the need for the harsh rubbing that can be drying to the skin. Micelle technology draws out makeup, dirt and impurities to lift them off the face. Simply wet two cotton pads with the liquid, press the pad into the skin and wipe along your face. Afterwards, follow up with a moisturizer.
Who said you can’t moisturize and even out your complexion all in one step? Opt for a multi-purpose product that works to improve your appearance while helping to nourish your skin. Garnier 5-in-1 Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is formulated to help hydrate the skin while the pigmented formulate also smoothes and perfects tone.