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