When you have dry skin, you are prone to itchiness and redness causing you to be more sensitive to many products. Many modern skin care contain harsh chemicals that can irritate and inflame dry skin, making it difficult to maintain a healthy skin care routine.
If you have dry skin, it’s important to take the time to find the right products that is suitable for you and won’t cause further damage to your skin. Moisturizers are one of the most important skin care steps used to prevent and treat dry skin and improve skin tone and texture. Here are a few things you’ll want to consider when choosing a moisturizer.
A Closer Look at Dry Skin
Having dry skin prevents many people from taking advantage of great skin care products. Dry skin is fairly common and occurs for many reasons.
If you have dry skin, you may notice patches of rough, flaking, or scaly skin. Other signs and symptoms include cracks in the skin and a gray, ashy coloring, especially in people with darker skin tones. When skin is dry, it makes a person more vulnerable to infection as germs can find their way through cracks in the skin.
One of the most common causes of dry skin is aging. As we age, the skin becomes thinner and drier, making it essential to apply moisturizer daily. Living in a dry or humid climate can also make the skin feel drier. Certain skin conditions can also contribute to dry skin, such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Lotion vs. Cream vs. Ointment
When it comes to skin moisturizers, there are three main product consistencies. Lotions tend to be the lightest as water is the main ingredient, making them suitable for people with oily skin.
Creams are both thin and hydrating, making them a great selection for people with normal skin. Ointments tend to be thicker which helps lock in moisture in people with itchy or dry skin.
If you have dry skin, a soothing cream or ointment may be the right option for you as they are not too heavy but have the power to keep skin soft and healthy.
Choosing the Right Moisturizer
If you have dry skin, you need to find a product that will not cause redness, additional dryness, or breakouts. This can typically be achieved by using a moisturizer designed to deeply hydrate skin.
The Deep Hydrating Moisturizer by Dr. Sylvia Skin Care is our top pick. This soothing moisturizing product is designed to strengthen and rehydrate skin without the use of oil-based ingredients.
The Deep Hydrating Moisturizer contains seaweed extract and hyaluronic acid which work together to hydrate and nourish dry skin. Seaweed extract is also known for its water-locking benefits which helps skin stay moisturized. While hyaluronic acid is the same substance found in your body which is responsible in making your skin supple and youthful.
Both ingredients are well-known to be oil-free which makes it lightweight and easily absorbed by the skin. Also, this product does not leave any greasy residue but gives a smooth and supple feeling after application.
What’s even great about this product is that it moisturizes your skin as well as it reduces your risk of having clogged pores which means no unexpected breakouts.
What about Hydrating Your Skin from Within?
Besides from maintaining moisture using the right skin care at home, you may also consider a hydrating aesthetic procedure such as Juvederm Volite.
Juvederm Volite is a like a deep tissue moisturizer also known as a “skin booster” as it replenish hydration directly into the skin. It is an FDA-cleared injectable treatment made of hyaluronic acid or HA, a naturally occurring substance in the skin.
When delivered into the skin, the hyaluronic acid combines with the water in the skin to hydrate, improve elasticity, and help remove fine lines. This can be used on the face, neck, décolletage, and hands.
Juvederm Volite is suitable for people of all skin types, especially those with mature and very dry skin. It is also suitable if you have fine lines and wrinkles, as well as mild laxity on the face, neck, and back of the hands. You can also turn to Juvederm Volite to refresh your skin and give it a youthful glow.
Schedule a Consultation
For people with dry skin, choosing the right moisturizer can be challenging. Fortunately, the introduction of moisturizers and skin booster treatment designed for dry skin have changed the game.
For more information about the Deep Hydrating Moisturizer and Juvederm Volite, please contact Cutis Laser Clinics and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sylvia Ramirez, our Harvard-trained aesthetic doctor.