7 Hydration Hacks For Dry Skin

Aim to drink at least 8 glasses (64 ounces) of water per day, or more if you are physically active or live in a dry climate.

Drink Plenty of Water

Avoid harsh, drying cleansers that can strip your skin of its natural oils. Opt for a gentle, hydrating cleanser that doesn't contain harsh chemicals or fragrances.

Use a Gentle Cleanser

Exfoliation can help remove dead skin cells and allow moisturizers to penetrate more effectively. However, use a mild exfoliant and limit exfoliating to 1-2 times a week to avoid over-drying your skin.

Exfoliate Gently

After cleansing or showering, pat your skin dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. This helps trap moisture and prevent it from evaporating.

Damp Skin

Long, hot showers can exacerbate dry skin. Keep your showers short (around 10-15 minutes) and avoid excessive use of soap or harsh shower gels.

Limit Shower Time

Incorporating a hydrating serum with ingredients like hyaluronic acid or niacinamide can give your skin an extra boost of moisture and improve its overall hydration.

Hydrating Serum

UV rays can further dry out your skin. Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily, even on cloudy days or during the winter.

Wear Sunscreen

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