6 Natural Dry Skin Treatments
Dry air can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable. Give parched skin a moisture boost with these ultra-hydrating products.
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Desert Essence Moringa, Jojoba & Rose Hip Oil features a unique combination of three key oils. Moringa is considered one of the greatest cosmetic oils ever discovered. When blended with jojoba oil, it helps enhance skin’s texture and glow, while GLA-rich rose hip oil helps skin look and feel rejuvenated.
Nourish & Correct
Delicate and dry skin will delight in Andalou Naturals CC 1000 Roses Color + Correct Sheer Nude SPF 30. Alpine rose stem cells provide cellular support, while rosewater and rose essential oil soothe and soften sensitive, dry skin, and hyaluronic acid and pomegranate hydrate and protect. Sheer, matte mineral coverage and UVA/UVB sun protection from 20 percent zinc oxide look natural, not chalky.
Give your skin an age-defying boost with Reviva Labs Dual Source Vitamin C Serum, which contains two separate vitamin C extracts blended into one concentrate. This innovative serum stimulates collagen synthesis for plumper, softer skin. Two other big benefits: It helps reverse skin damage from the elements, and it reduces the appearance of brown age spots.
Goodbye to Extra Dry
Designed for extra dry or mature skin types, Alaffia Baobab & Shea Butter Skin Renewal Face Cream features serious skin-softening ingredients. Shea butter restores skin for a radiant glow, while baobab oil moisturizes skin and helps boost skin cell regeneration. This silky formula also boasts cocoa butter and rose geranium, known for its hydrating qualities.
Exfoliating gets rid of dry, flaky skin and enhances moisturizers. Prep your face with Every Man Jack Face Scrub and Pre-Shave. Coconut-derived cleansers and jojoba beads remove dead skin. Marine extracts and vitamin E soothe and deeply moisturize skin. Peppermint extract leaves skin with a clean, fresh scent. Use two or three times per week to unclog pores.
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A diet rich in essential fatty acids from nuts and seeds, soy, and fatty fish can hydrate and soften skin from within.
Soften Your Skin from Within
“Hydrating dry skin from the inside out is critical, especially in winter,” says Lisa Powell, MS, RDN, Director of Nutrition at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Ariz. “I recommend the Institute of Medicine guidelines, which is your body weight divided by 2 equals the amount of ounces of water you should drink each day.” Powell also suggests a diet rich in essential fatty acids from nuts and seeds, soy, and fatty fish. And since biotin is required for the metabolism of fatty acids, she includes peanuts, egg yolks, bananas, mushrooms, cauliflower, watermelon, legumes, Swiss chard, and brewer’s yeast in a dry skin diet.
“Since essential fatty acids are incorporated into cell membranes, they are critical for skin health,” says Powell. “Fatty acids help skin protect itself against the environment. Additional nutrients that address healthy skin are protein, zinc, and vitamin C, which are necessary to make collagen. According to a study published in Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, collagen hydrolysate helps skin retain moisture and elasticity. Bone broth is the best natural source of [dietary] collagen.”
Topically, she turns to organic and unpreserved jojoba oil. “The fatty acid configuration of jojoba oil lets it melt into your skin. Use it in place of a moisturizer or over a moisturizer to add a fat barrier so moisture won’t evaporate.”