There are many lifestyle choices you can make in order to help ditch dry and/or dehydrated skin: notably reducing sun exposure, avoiding hot baths and harsh soaps, upping fatty acids in your diet and saying goodbye to white wine Wednesdays.
Here are five of our current favorites that really do the job. And how.
Known as ‘that amazing pink one’ in our office, Alastin Skincare Ultra Nourishing Moisturizer with TriHex Technology is a big hit with HintMD staff members. It’s not only the perfect moisturizer for pretty much any skin type but it contains a powerful blend of antioxidants to fight free radicals and promote a healthy, balanced complexion. It also (yes, there’s more) contains Alastin’s patent-pending TriHex Technology, a proprietary blend of peptides and other synergistic ingredients that support collagen and elastin production, soothe inflammation and aid the skin’s recovery after rejuvenating procedures such as chemical peels and microdermabrasion.
A hot new favorite here at HintMD, this super lightweight moisturizer combines skin-loving ceramides with botanical lipids to offer long-lasting hydration without the heaviness you get with many over-the-counter creams. SkinBetter Science prides itself on leveraging advanced chemistry to produce innovative, uncomplicated skincare products and this is clear as soon as your skin gets a taste of the award-winning Hydration Boosting Cream.
A huge hit with doctors and derms alike, we could go on for days about what we love about oil-free, fragrance-free SkinMedica HA5 (don’t worry, we won’t). With a proprietary blend of five different forms of hyaluronic acid (HA), it offers both immediate and long-lasting moisturization for even the driest of skin types. And by hydrating the skin, it consequently helps smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for an instantly more youthful look. Double bonus.
Great for post-procedure skin and anyone who suffers with dryness or irritation, ZO Skin Health Hydrating Crème harnesses the power of peptides to support cell renewal and improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles and uneven texture. Use it daily under your sunscreen to breathe life back into your skin when the going gets tough.
This award-winning day cream takes no prisoners when it comes to dry, aging skin. Brimming with hyaluronic acid, peptides, antioxidants and patented growth factors, it provides both immediate and long-term hydration. Although rich and super-hydrating, it even works on oily skin types to up hydration levels when factors such as cold weather, central heating or air conditioning try to suck it all out of you. It’s a winner.