Skin is a finicky thing. We all aspire to have smooth, beautiful and bouncy skin, but sometimes genetics can get in the way. Thankfully with modern science, many issues today can be remedied with the right products and paying attention to how you treat your skin. Here are four simple changes to start with right now that can make a difference.
Add a Hydrating Hero to Your Beauty Routine
You’re going to need to take things up a notch to transform dry skin: consider incorporating a hydrating serum or lotion with hyaluronic acid (HA) into your skincare routine. This active ingredient is a good option due to its moisture-retaining capabilities and low risk of provoking allergic reactions, given that it is something our skin naturally produces. A hyaluronic acid-packed product such as Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel can penetrate the skin more deeply due to its ultra-light water formula, and the prebiotics it contains also help to enhance the natural production of HA in your skin, working in tandem to provide increased hydration and a plumper complexion.
Your Cleanser Could be the Culprit
Have you ever felt tightness in your face after cleansing? We hate to break it to you, but you don’t want that squeaky-clean feeling. The tautness you feel is the result of your skin’s natural oils and moisture barrier being stripped away, likely due to the pH of your cleanser being too high. Take a closer look at the pH level of your cleanser, and know that the natural pH of our face averages at 5 you may need to switch to something low pH.