4 Ingredients That Help Fight Your Dry Skin

Update your skin care routine with these products that can help keep your skin smooth, moist, and healthy.

4 Ingredients That Help Fight Your Dry Skin

Struggling with rough, cracked, and flaky dry skin? We rounded up five ingredients that could help soften skin and seal in moisture — try them as part of your daily routine. Finish your day by washing your face with warm water and a mild cleanser. In the morning use a hydrating cream with humectants and at night use jojoba oil or occlusive emollients to bolster the skin’s protective barrier. Give these ingredients a try for improved skin.

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Hyaluronic Acid

Don’t be deceived by the name of this ingredient – hyaluronic acid is a natural substance abundantly found in skin. Hyaluronic acid is a common humectants found in skin creams. It might have powerful hydrating capabilities, which might help your skin hold on to water more effectively in some cases with certain types of creams. Using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid on your skin immediately after washing your face or showering to could help trap the water close to your skin.

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Will you ever feel comfortable in your own skin? That is, if you don't make an effort to protect it? Although 64% of adults do report wearing sunscreen when outside for prolonged periods of time, it turns out that only about 10% of people surveyed actually protect themselves daily, according to a recent review.

No matter what your skin tone is, unless you live in a cave with no sunlight, daily protection with either sunscreen, sunblock or protective clothing can not only protect you from developing sunburns (ouch!) but can significantly reduce your risk of developing skin cancer, particularly the deadliest type called melanoma. In addition, for those of you wanting to keep your youthful looks, daily sunscreen has been shown to reduce the development of wrinkles. A great teacher once told me that the best way to not have wrinkles is not to get them in the first place (think of how much money you can save on useless creams that claim to diminish wrinkles).

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