Do you struggle with dry, dehydrated skin? If so, it can be difficult to determine a skincare routine that works for you. Dry skin can be easily irritated, so it is important to find sensitive skin-friendly products that deliver powerful hydration.
Here, we’ll outline the steps and types of products that make up an effective skincare routine for dry, dehydrated skin. Keep in mind that products from dermatologist-recommended brands like ZO Skin Health, available at Amaris’ Aesthetics, can enhance the results of your skincare regimen.
Step 1: Use a Gentle, Hydrating Cleanser.
Start off your skincare routine by cleaning the skin with a hydrating cleanser. There are many hydrating cleansers on the market, but the gentlest are typically cream-based formulas. Gel and foaming formulas tend to have a drying effect on the skin, while cream cleansers leave the skin soft and hydrated.
Step 2: Apply a Moisture-Boosting Serum.
Next, we recommend applying a hydrating serum. Serums provide added hydration and nutrients to the skin before you slather on a moisturizer. Plus, serums can help soothe red, irritated skin to improve your overall skin tone. Find a serum with humectants (ingredients that draw moisture to the outer layer of the skin) such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin.
Step 3: Add a Rich Moisturizer.
Dry skin is begging for a thick, creamy moisturizer. It is important to find a moisturizer that restores and protects the moisture barrier without clogging your pores. A great example is the Hydrating Crème from ZO Skin Health, which contains soothing colloidal oatmeal and ophiopogon japonicus root extract, which both help to restore the function of the skin barrier.
Step 4: Protect Your Skin With SPF.
SPF is an essential component of your morning skincare routine. UV rays from the sun can damage your skin, leading to premature aging, discoloration, and dehydration.
For professional assistance in developing a skincare routine that works for you, schedule an appointment at Amaris’ Aesthetics today!