5 Top Actives To Revive Dry Skin; Experts Reveal
Treat your dry, sensitive skin with products infused with these best dry-skin ingredients to protect, heal and restore healthy glow to your skin.
Does your skin feel as taut, stretched most of the time, and especially after you cleanse your face? If yes, you are the proud possessor of dry, dehydrated skin. There are a number of factors that can lead to dry skin – it can be hereditary, environmental pollutants, UV exposure, aging or underlying skin conditions. Regardless of the cause, you don’t have to live with it.
Fight dry skin by first having a vitamin-rich diet, water based fruits and veggies and lots of fluid – after all over 50 percent of your body is water. Next, you have to be diligent about taking care of your skin with the right products. Your skin rejuvenation routine should include a gentle cleanser, a hydration boosting serum, moisturizer, facial oil, hydrating sheet masks and a good night cream. You have to ensure that the moisture and lipid barrier on your skin remains intact, as itchiness, flaking and roughness due to dry skin is often when this barrier is breached by the environmental pollutants, advises Dr Simal Soin, Dermatologist and Founder of Aayna Clinic, New Delhi.
So, using the right products with the right skin care ingredients can make all the difference for dry, sensitive skin. We got few skin care experts and dermatologists to tell us about most important actives that you should look for when you are buying your skin care potions to treat your dry skin.
Best Skincare Ingredients for Dry Skin
Ceramides help in protecting the skin against harmful pollutants and effectively bond the skin cells to create a barrier that plumps the skin texture and locks in the moisture. Says Dr Rashmi Shetty, “It helps to build and fortify your skin and helps to retain moisture in the skin, which is necessary to keep dry skin healthy.”
We recommend the LISEN Divine Radiance Cream To Foam Cleanser with Pearl Extracts & Ceramides, which cleanses all kinds of dirt, leaving your skin moisturized.
Hyaluronic Acid is a moisture magnet. It is a magical ingredient for your thirsty-little faces. Topically applying HA is a great way to boost the skin and provide it the required level of moisture and power. “Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in your skin and helps to draw water into skin, and give skin a supple texture. But aging process can deplete the natural levels, leading to dryness and rough patches. So using products with HA in them can replenish the levels and improve your skin texture,” explains Dr Chiranjiv Chhabra, Dermatologist and founder of Skin Alive.
Try the SkinQ Hydrate Elixir with Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E, which gives your dry skin a luminous, hydrating and healthy look.
Oils and butters are the best ingredients that a dry skin can befriend. Ad shea butter is the best of them all – it is an emollient that helps trap and lock moisture into your skin for hours. It also has anti-inflammatory and healing properties which can condition, tone, and soothe your skin. “It is an all rounder that can protect, treat and heal very dry, and dehydrated skin. Using pure shea butter on your skin is the easiest and fastest way to repair dry, sensitive skin. You can try slugging (apply the product as a mask) your skin at night with shea butter to get supple, soft, radiant skin in the morning,” suggests Bangalore-based dermatologist and skin care expert Dr Amee Daxini.
We recommend the Green And Beige Body Butter, Deep Hydration, which deeply moisturizes and repairs tired, stressed and dry skin.
Aloe vera can safely be called jack of all trades due to its potent power to treat almost anything related to skin and hair. And what can be better than an all-natural moisturizer to treat dry skin? The nourishing power of aloe vera is an ideal choice for the much-needed moisturization and hydration. “Aloe vera gel is the best way to hydrate your skin instantly. It is great for soothing red, sensitive and irritated skin and is amazing for treating sun exposed skin,” say natural skin care expert and aesthetician Suparna Trikha.
Give Bubblefarm Aloe Vera Gel a try – it nourishes, hydrates and soothes dry, irritated skin.
Face Oils are a Godsend for people with dry skin! Argan oil is known as ‘liquid gold’ because of its numerous beauty benefits. And, it falls in the sweet middle spot of the heaviness range, it’s neither too thick, nor too light. It’s a nice in-between enriched with omega fatty acids, Vitamin E, and linoleic acids, making it a potion for skin and hair.
We recommend the House Of Beauty Fish Oil, Argan and Frankincense Face Oil for Dry Skin. It is rich in Vitamins A and E which are a rich source of moisture for the skin. Your skin will appear hydrated, smoothed, luminous and more healthy-looking with the regular usage of face oils for dry skin.