Hydration is so important to maintaining healthy skin….but just FYI not all hydrating ingredients are the same…
Patients with oily skin will want to use different hydrating ingredients than those with dry skin...or the occasional retinol-flaky dryness.
No matter what kind of skin type you have, there is a good hydration product for you!
Here we outline a few of our favorite products for hydrating oily skin, dry skin or retinol flaking skin:
🙍♀️ For oily skin: try a light weight hyaluronic acid (also good for acne patients) because it provides a light layer of moisture without adding too much product to the skin’s surface. A light weight option lessens the chance you’ll create even more oil buildup on your skin’s surface, which leads to clogged pores ….and breakouts!
🙍♀️Dry skin? Try heavier hyaluronic acid-based products like in our HA hydrator. When the skin is dry, it needs extra moisture to bring back the natural balance of hydration to keep skin from becoming red, itchy or even flaky when it’s dry. Some products that contain certain ingredients like retinol or acids like the common acne-fighter, salicylic acid can also dry the skin’s surface, so you may want to use a heavier hyaluronic acid based hydrator on the days you’re using these kinds of products to help lock moisture in.
🙍♀️ Retinol flaking or super dry? While we get a little giddy for skin cell turnover, the flaking from retinol use isn’t always amazing. To help your skin recover, try a ceramide-based moisturizer like our Intense Hydrating Cream to soothe the skin’s surface with your Hyaluronic acid.
In need of an extra hydration boost? Our Hydrating mask is a great addition to your weekly skincare routine.