From Dry To Balanced
If your skin absorbs moisturizer like cement soaks up water on a hot summer day, it’s time to face the facts — you have dry skin. Dry skin needs to stay hydrated, but it’s also about striking a balance between thick, heavy moisturizers and soft, balanced skin. We talked to Dr. Coyle S. Connolly, president of Connolly Dermatology in New Jersey and board certified dermatologist, about the best course of action for your unique skin type.
Step 4: Serum
Moisturize and clarify your skin on a base level with a serum. Find the right dry-skin formula, and then “apply two to three drops of appropriate serum and spread over [your] entire face,” Connolly says.
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Step 5: Moisturize
This is the most crucial step for dry skin types. Finding an appropriate moisturizer for dry skin, whether it’s a thick cream in the winter or a deep moisturizing lotion in the summer, will make a night-and-day difference in the way you feel about your skin.
If your favorite moisturizer doesn’t already include an SPF, be sure to add this in the mix, Connolly advises. An SPF mineral powder or cream can do wonders for all skin types, preventing aging, hyperpigmentation and — in the long run — skin cancer.