You might have noticed that the air has been getting colder recently, which might be good news for a lot of people, but not so much if you have dry skin. The chilly nights can make the complexion parched and patchy. To remedy this, you need to load up on ultra-moisturizing products.
It can be easy, however, to get lost in the skincare aisle, reading product labels and not knowing if they're good for your dry complexion or not. To help you out, here's a guide on the ingredients you should take note of the next time you replenish your stash:
1. Hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid can hold 1000x its weight in water, making it a popular choice for those with dry complexions. Aside from hydrating parched skin, it's also good for preventing fine lines and wrinkles.
NEUTROGENA Hydro Boost Water Gel, P898, lazada.com.ph
2. Aloe vera
Remember that time when all of us had a tub of aloe vera gel? It was everyone's go-to for moisture, and for good reason, too. It has antioxidants, vitamin A, enzymes, and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an excellent choice for dry skin, eczema, and minor burns.
NATURE REPUBLIC Soothing & Moisture Aloe Vera 92% Soothing Gel, P245, lazada.com.ph
Ceramides act like magnets: They bond your skin cells together to create a barrier that locks in moisture and keeps out dirt. This powerful ingredient will keep your face plump, hydrated, and supple!
COSRX Honey Ceramide Full Moisture Cream, P1250, lazada.com.ph
Glycerin is a humectant, which means it "attracts" moisture into the skin to keep it hydrated and plump. It's also lightweight, making it perfect for those who hate the sticky, heavy feeling that some products can give.
SKINPOTIONS Watermelon Shocker Soap, P180, lazada.com.ph
Petrolatum may sound like something you should think about first before putting on your face, but it actually has a slew of benefits. It provides your skin with a water-repellent film that locks in moisture and keeps out foreign particles. It's great for those with cracked lips and heels, minor scrapes and burns, and it can even act as a base for your perfume to make it last longer!
VASELINE Petroleum Jelly, P110, lazada.com.ph
6. Lactic acid
We're obsessed with chemical exfoliants and their pore-purging and exfoliating qualities, and for good reason. If you have dry skin, you'll benefit a lot from lactic acid. It is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) that works to refine lines and smooth out wrinkles. It helps the skin retain water and improves its natural moisture factor.
THE ORDINARY Lactic Acid 5% + HA, P650, beautymnl.com
Lanolin is an emollient, which means it locks in hydration and allows the skin to moisturize itself from within. It's great for those who are suffering from dry patches and cracked heels.
LUSH Softy Foot Lotion, P525, lush.com.ph
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.