Brighten up dull, flaky skin with this plan from dermatologist Dr. Howard Brooks, MD.
What dry skin needs are barrier-repairing ingredients that help it act younger so it can have a healthy moisture balance.
Step 1: Morning Routine
Rinse with warm water to prevent overdrying.
Step 2: Nightly Routine
Wash face with a cleanser that contains ceramides; it will clean your face and replenish your skin's natural protective oils. Lock in the moisture with a barrier cream, as it mimics the fatty acids of your skin. Look for creams that contain ceramides, glycerin or hyaluronic acid. Use this cream twice a day.
Step 3: Shower Routine
When you shower, create a full-body seal by moisturizing your body with grapeseed oil. Do this while you're in the shower and still wet. Rub a tablespoon onto your body and face. Grapeseed oil has antioxidants in it, which can help reduce dry skin's fine lines.