Best Moisturizers for Dry, Dehydrated & Flaky Skin in 2021

Best Moisturizers for Dry, Dehydrated & Flaky Skin in 2021

Best Moisturizers for Dry, Dehydrated & Flaky Skin in 2021

Do you need to moisturize as soon as you wash your face or else it starts feeling like this? Does your skin feel rough and tight no matter the weather or climate? Is your skin flaky and dull-looking? If you answered yes to any of the above, you, my friend, have dry skin, like me.

Hi beauties, It’s your dry, dehydrated, and epically parched host, Rowena! Today, we’ll be talking about the best of the best, the creamiest of the croppest moisturizers for dry skin! But before we get started, let’s do a quick little recap of: What is dry skin? Dry skin is mostly caused by genetics and is defined as lacking natural oils or moisture.

People with dry skin tend to produce less sebum or oils compared to people with normal skin and, of course, people with oily skin. When it comes to the difference between dry and dehydrated skin, dry skin lacks oil, while dehydrated skin lacks water.

So dehydrated skin is a skin condition, while dry skin is a skin type. So when it comes to moisturizers for dry and dehydrated skin, it’s all about trapping moisture in to seal, build, and protect the skin to prevent transepidermal water loss or water from evaporating.

I always always always have to moisturize. And I think this is something you guys can relate with if you do have really dry skin. Because our skin doesn’t produce as much oils, we are not as prone to breakouts or enlarged pores. Unless you have combo skin, which I kind of do, so it’s kind of there anyway.

But people with dry skin are more prone to skin irritations due to the damaged skin barrier, as well as fine lines and wrinkles developing a bit earlier because our skin is naturally dry. And we don’t have that natural lubricant from the sebums and from the oils that our face produce. And, you know, I think this is the way of the universe being fair if you can’t have the best of all worlds.

Before we get to the holy grails, I want to share three different types of moisturizers, as well as ingredients within these three categories that are really really great for people with dry and dehydrated parched parched parched parched skin.

The first one is humectants. There’s ingredients like glycerin, hyaluronic acid, aloe, honey, [and] panthenol – many many things that are really great for attracting moisture to the skin. There’s also emollients, like squalane, jojoba oil, and vitamin E that really help to soften and smooth out the skin. And the last category will be occlusives, including shea butter, dimethicone, and lanolin to prevent water loss from the epidermis.

In short, all three types of moisturizers are really really important and imperative for people with dry skin. You can think of the three working beautifully to deliver hydration, soften the skin, and seal in ALL the hydration and moisture so that none of it is evaporated and leaves the skin. When you are looking for moisturizers, opt for ones that are thick, creamy, or whipped in texture, as opposed to gel moisturizers that pair well with people who have acne and oily-prone skin.

It’s better to look for something that’s a bit more dense, like my favorite type of cake donuts, and have added ingredients, like plant seeds or botanical oils, as well as ceramides [and] omega fatty acids just for that extra nourishing T.L.C. for your already ‘very dry and screaming for help’ skin barrier. A few ingredients to be careful of and maybe stay a little bit further away from for people with dry skin is kaolin clay, charcoal, high levels of BHA, tea tree, as well as witch hazel.

These ingredients, especially the latter two, are more astringent and more stripping. So if your skin already doesn’t have too much oils, then you use something that’s even more stripping of the oils, you will just be left with a very very over[ly] stripped and even more dry face.

So with all of that, let’s get started with holy grails for dry skin! The first thing I want to talk about: wait for it This brand, PURITO. I love! This moisturizer, I love! PURITO, we’ve talked about this brand for a few years now. I just want to share again what the name means. It’s a combination of ‘Purity’ and ‘To’, or dirt or soil in Chinese. “Purifed natural ingredients to create safe and clean products.

‘To’, or soil, to go back to basics to strengthen and repair collapsed skin barriers.” So we’re all about strengthening and repairing skin barriers. So the fact that it’s everything that this brand stands for, as well as their commitment to sustainability, their commitment to sourcing the highest ingredients that are hand picked, that are the safest for your skin, just we love that! So this specific cream is the Deep Sea Pure Water Cream.

It’s something that I momentarily forgot about. The only reason why I forgot about this is because in New York, it gets really really cold and dry in the winter months, and then it starts getting really hot and humid. So I always switch out my skincare. And this was something that I switched out for thicker creams that i’ll talk about a little bit later.

So in here, there’s 60% deep sea water. Deep sea water’s molecular composition is a lot more similar to the fluids of our body, which allows our body to absorb better. And deep sea water, in general, is just a much more moisturizing type of water than regular purified water. There’s also 2% niacinamide, which we know is really really amazing for all skin types.

Superstar ingredient! Something that I think I’ve been a lot more into recently with the VENN All-In-One Vitamin B Cream. Niacinamide also helps the skin stimulate collagen production, as well as ceramides, which you know is really great for a skin barrier. The first night I put this on, the second day I woke up with just like a ‘lit from within glowing brightened’ complexion.

That’s like an even out brightened complexion. I don’t think it will help with something with freckling as much as I want it to, but it’s just like an overall brightening of the complexion. And they also have a Sea Buckthorn Vital 70 Cream that’s made with 70% sea buckthorn.

this is great for brightening. And a very soothing calming, great for skin barrier [product], that’s the Centella Green Level Recovery Cream. All three of these I highly recommend, but if there’s one that you must try or that I strongly recommend that you guys try is the Deep Sea Water Cream.

It is so amazing! PURITO, I love you! Next is another oldie, but goodie! This is the Make P:Rem Hydrate Me Micro Tension Cream. It’s a very fluffy and rich, yet light, gel cream. I know it’s very contradicting words. It’s rich in a way that it’s filled with botanical oils.

But because the texture is like a gel cream, it’s a lot more cooling. It’s a lot more soothing. It’s kind of like silk on your face. This moisturizer really gives you that dewy glass skin, ‘my skin but better’ look right after you use it. Which is one reason why I really really love this. So in here, along with the blend of botanical oils, there’s also ceramides, which both work to strengthen the skin barrier and help prevent water from evaporating.

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