Caring For Your Dry Skin: Avoid these 6 skincare ingredients

Caring For Your Dry Skin: Avoid these 6 skincare ingredients

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People with dry skin type have a low-acting oil gland that inhibits the release of oils to skin layers. Living with dry skin is uncomfortable. Many products in the market claim to work magic on dry skin, but the issue is that such products have anti-hydrating ingredients. So, applying the product can work against you and not for you. In this article, we will unveil these products and hope you will take the necessary action.




Retinoid is touted as a top skincare therapy against dry skin-related problems like wrinkles, acne, warts, and psoriasis. But the downside is that retinoid which is a variant of vitamin A is highly concentrated, hence too severe for your dry skin.


Benzoyl Peroxide


The next top skincare product to avoid for dry skin is benzoyl peroxide. It is highly irritable, though it is loved for fighting acne, it can cause redness, itching, peeling, and irritation, therefore not ideal for dry skin.




Many products have alcohol in them because it assists ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin. You can find alcohol in larger concentrations in lotions and gel. 


Salicylic acid


Although this skincare acid works as a softener for the skin, it, however, contains exfoliating elements that could harm your skin if it is severely dry. A well-formulated skincare ingredient that contains salicylic acid may help your dry skin condition. We advise that before using salicylic acid, seek professional counsel regarding the ideal quantity needed for your skin.


Preservatives and fragrances


Preservatives and fragrances are major triggers of skin irritation and reaction. If the two ingredients irritate the skin your skin texture may become flaky and dry. Instead of using fragrance lotions, creams, moisturizers, etc., go for the non-fragranced option.


Glycolic acid


Some skin care treatment for acne contains glycolic acid. The acid contains exfoliates that can rev up the formation and regeneration of cells, which is beneficial for other skin types, but not dry skin


The ideal skin care ingredients for your dry skin


So far we have pointed out some excellent skincare ingredient that works against dry skin. In this session of the article, you will learn about the best ingredient that works for the skin type.


Humectants and moisturizers


The best skincare ingredients that can work for your dry skin are humectants and emollients. Buy products that contain ceramides which is a vitamin B variant. It is potent for retaining moisture in your skin and defending it against pressure.


Hyaluronic acid and glycerin


Another key ingredient to go for is hyaluronic acid and glycerin. These ingredients have strong moisturizers and humectants properties perfect for your dry skin.


Aloe Vera and jojoba oil


Aloe Vera is another worthy ingredient to look out for in skincare products. Jojoba oil is also is a fine ingredient for dry skin, combined with aloe Vera, you will have strong ingredients that protect, repair, and revitalize your skin. Aloe Vera contains anti-inflammatory ingredients which soothe your skin and hydrate it as well; hence it is capable of lessening fine lines, redness, and skin blemishes. Jojoba oil contains a high concentration of vitamin E, antioxidants, and omega 6. It moisturizes without blocking your cell pores, protects the collagen in your skin, and lessens damages from free radicals.


Dry skin can be troublesome, but if you know which ingredients to avoid and which one to use for your skin, your skin will glow with loveliness and good health.


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