Switch to a Sulfate-Free Cleansers
Gel and foaming cleansers
Apply a Hydrating Toner
Alcohol-based toner is a big no-no for dry skin, so choose a hydrating version instead. When used after cleansing, it works to remove any leftover cleanser residue, deposit weightless humectants, and prep your skin to receive active ingredients.
Hyaluronic Acid Serums & Moisturizers Are A Must
Hyaluronic Acid in serum or moisturizer form due to its inherent hydrating properties, should be your holy grail to keeping skin hydrated, dewy and glowing. Hyaluronic acid serums and gel moisturizers “work well for all skin types,
Start Gently Exfoliating
Use a mild exfoliation on a regular basis (even daily), rather than doing something more intense less often.
Use a Hydrating Serum, Essence or Mist
Hydrating serums, essences and face mists are all about delivering humectants—the water-loving ingredients that pull moisture into the skin. Try layering one of these underneath your moisturizer and/or face oil
Add Barrier-Repairing Ingredients
To seal the cracks in a damaged skin barrier, look for products with the following ingredients:
Switch to Non-Drying Actives
When actives cause dryness, it’s sometimes a matter of giving your skin enough time to slowly build up a tolerance.
Finish With a Lotion, Cream or Oil.
A final layer of lotion, cream or oil will act as an barrier to lock in moisture and prevent it from escaping. During the daytime, your barrier can even just be your sunscreen.
Wash with a mild cleanser instead of soap.
Ordinary soaps with strong perfume can be harsh and dry out your skin. Instead, opt for a cleanser that is gentle on your skin.
Invest in a Humidifier
A humidifier will add moisture to the air. During the winter months this will keep your skin fresher and dewier.