The 11 Best—and Worst—Ingredients to Use If You Have Dry Skin

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    The 11 Best—and Worst—Ingredients to Use If You Have Dry Skin

    Avoid: Retinoids

    Dr. Hopkins suggested that if you have dry, sensitive skin, you may want to consider pausing your retinoid regimen for the winter to avoid side effects caused by increased sensitivity. Retinoids already run the risk of causing peeling, stinging and irritation during humid summers, so the ingredient is even riskier in the bitter winter.

    “This is controversial because the right formulation and application technique can make retinoids tolerable to even those with sensitive or dry skin, but irritation is a well-known side effect as they bind to skin receptors,” said Dr. Hausauer. She suggested that if you want to use a retinol with dry skin, talk with your dermatologist first. “I often recommend a moisturizer sandwich: hydrating product, then retinoid, then hydrating product,” and starting slow with gentler products and small doses.

    Published at Fri, 12 Nov 2021 19:01:35 +0000

    The 11 Best—and Worst—Ingredients to Use If You Have Dry Skin

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