A simple guide on ingredients that nourish your skin barrier for dry or dehydrated skin.
- Ceramides make up the skin’s natural moisture barrier, so everyone can benefit from topical application. Our natural levels of ceramides decline as we age, making this a helpful, hydrating ingredient at any age.
- Hyaluronic acid is a humectant that holds 1000x its weight in water, meaning it is a powerhouse when it comes to keeping the skin hydrated.
- Niacinamide, or Vitamin B3, repairs the skin’s lipid barrier, retains moisture, and reduces inflammation and redness. It also helps regulate oil production, helps fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and reduces breakouts.
- Excellent for treating sunburns and other skin irritants, aloe vera prevents transepidermal water loss that occurs when the skin gets dehydrated. It works primarily by sealing in the skin’s existing hydration and oil, helping to prevent dryness and inflammation. Known for being a natural moisturizer, aloe contains hydrating properties and absorbs into your dry and flaky skin.
- Honey’s natural humectant properties and numerous beneficial ingredients make it an ideal natural remedy for dull, dehydrated skin. Honey is a powerhouse of antioxidants and nutrients that reduces redness, helps skin cell regeneration, and adds moisture to benefit dry and dehydrated skin.