Skin

How to Soothe and Combat Dryness


For many people, dry skin is not just a problem in the winter, it’s a year-round concern. Known medically as xerosis cutis, dry skin happens when the skin’s natural lipids (oils and fats) are low and the moisture is sapped from the outermost layer of the skin. There are many factors that can trigger this, from genetics to nutrition to weather changes to skin care habits and products. If left unattended, dry skin can lead to fine lines and premature wrinkles. Other symptoms include itching, redness and, in more extreme cases, cracking or bleeding. Learn how to soothe and combat skin dryness with our dermatologist-approved tips and products below.

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Most people know what it’s like to have patches of skin that are red, irritated, itchy or scaly. But do you know enough to distinguish dry skin from dehydrated skin? The two conditions can exhibit some of the same symptoms, but there are several key differences you need to understand before treating the issue. Read More

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Frustrating and common, dry skin is caused by a seemingly endless number of factors. Odds are you’re already trying to do all you can to care for your skin. You may be able to make your daily routine more effective, though, if you understand some of the reasons why your skin sometimes seems extra-irritated. Here are five common causes of dry skin. Read More

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Dry, flaky skin can be uncomfortable, so it’s tempting to take comfort with a hot bath or steamy shower. When caring for dry skin, be proactive. While bathing is necessary, it can also be detrimental to dry skin, so take some precautions to avoid making the problem worse. Read More

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Thanks to shifting climate, the winter season has a knack for drying out…well, everything. From your hair and skin to your lips and eyes, upping your body’s moisture levels becomes of utmost importance—regardless of your skin or hair type. Here is a guide to protect, heal and seal in crucial moisture from head to toe all throughout winter. Read More

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If you live with dry skin, you probably stick with cream cleansers, hyaluronic acid and glycerin-rich products along with oil-based moisturizers. You tend to avoid harsh soaps and alcohol-based products and toners for fear of further drying out, irritating or causing your skin to flake. The good news is there are now toners for all skin types, including dry skin. Before you rule out using a toner, here’s a look at some of the best ones for dry skin and what they can do for you. Read More

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The struggle for clear skin is challenging enough—then throw in the obstacles brought on by weather and it’s no surprise if you find yourself frustrated and well, flaky. The best all-around skin care cure for dry skin is a moisturizer, considering it is recommended as part of your twice-daily routine. Ready to arm your skin with the protective barrier it needs to stay supple and moist? Follow along for the best moisturizers that are guaranteed to do the trick without breaking the bank. Read More

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When you’re constantly dealing with dry and flaky skin, the quest for the right skin care products can be a tad frustrating. While moisturizers usually do a good job of keeping skin plump and hydrated, there are days when your skin craves some extra pampering and attention—especially when snow season kicks in. And that’s where serums and boosters come in. Here are our top picks for best face serums and boosters for dry skin. Read More

Best Hyaluronic Acid Serums

Hyaluronic acid is a great pick for anyone looking for a serious boost of moisture. It is one of the most commonly buzzed-about beauty ingredients because of its ability to hold up to 1,000x its weight in moisture. That makes hyaluronic acid serums particularly amazing for dry and mature complexions. Ready to try this powerhouse ingredient? Here are the bestselling and most reviewed hyaluronic acid serums on Dermstore. Read More



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