👍Best and 👎WORST ingredients for dry skin

Jun. 28
To create the perfect skincare routine, you don’t have to have hundreds of different products in your cabinet. It’s more about having quality products that do what you need for your skin. Once you know what you need for your specific skin type, then you can purchase products based on that.
If you struggle with dry skin, this is even more important. Dry skin isn’t just annoying. It can be painful and stressful, as well. Let’s talk about the five best ingredients for combating dry skin and the five ingredients you should avoid.
The Best Ingredients
  • Lactic acid. It may seem counter-intuitive to have an exfoliation ingredient first on the list for best ingredients for dry skin, but if you don’t exfoliate your skin, then you will be trying to hydrate dead skin cells. It’s important to make sure you’ve already removed the dead skin so you can hydrate the skin underneath, and it’s also important to have an exfoliant that’s not so dehydrating at the same time. Lactic acid covers both of these. It’s a perfect exfoliant, and it’s also rather hydrating.
  • Aloe Vera. If you’ve ever had a sunburn, then you use aloe vera before. Aloe vera is one of the most moisturizing plants on the planet, and it soaks into your skin very quickly. It is ideal for both sensitive skin and dry skin because it offers deep hydrating qualities while also soothing redness and irritation.
  • Glycolic acid. Glycolic acid is a popular dry skin ingredient that is found naturally in fruits and sugar cane. It’s most often found in cleansers that are specifically designed for dry skin because it is not only an exfoliant, but it also helps attract moisture to your skin. Glycolic acid is effective on all skin types, so it’s perfect if you suffer from sensitive skin on top of your dry skin. 
  • Hyaluronic acid. Did you know hyaluronic acid can retain a thousand times its weight in water? This makes it one of the most hydrating ingredients on the market and ideal for someone suffering from dry skin. When you’re looking for a product that contains hyaluronic acid, look for a product that has multi-weight molecules. These different sized molecules can penetrate different levels of your skin and moisturize both the exterior and interior layers of your skin.
  • Natural oils. Moisturizing products are great for your skin, but natural oils are sometimes even better. Natural oils can help lock in moisture, blocking water from escaping and preventing other materials from entering your skin. Natural oils, such as avocado, olive, and jojoba, are great for this task.
  • The Worst Ingredients
  • Fragrances. Fragrances are one of the leading causes of skin allergies out there. It may be tempting to purchase that sweet-smelling moisturizing product, but if you’re suffering from dry skin, then adding something that is known to irritate your skin can make your dryness worse. 
  • Emulsifiers. This is another ingredient that can cause contact allergies. In fact, contact allergies to emulsifiers are much more prevalent than is actually reported, and frequent use of them can weaken your skin barrier. They’re in the same family as sulfates, which are known to strip away natural oils from your skin and cause dryness and irritation.
  • Isopropyl alcohol. Most skincare ingredients do contain a little bit of alcohol because it helps the ingredients penetrate the skin, but certain gels and lotions can have a higher concentration of it. Alcohol is just drying to your skin, and since you can’t avoid it, you should look for creams that have alcohol further down the ingredient list to avoid skin irritation.
  • Retinoids. While retinoids are a popular ingredient for acne, wrinkles, and various other skin conditions, they can still be really harsh on dry skin. In fact, one of the known side effects of retinoids is irritation, and if you’re applying these products to your skin that is prone to dryness, it can make it much worse.
  • Benzoyl peroxide. The last ingredient you should stay away from is benzoyl peroxide. This ingredient is good for treating acne, but your skin can have a seriously negative reaction to it. This reaction can include peeling, itching, redness, and irritation.
  • Combating chronic dry skin is all about picking a collection of ingredients that will both moisturize your skin and lock in the moisture as well. You don’t need a whole cabinet of different products. You only need the ones that will work for your skin. 
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