Later, Alligator: Tried and True Tips to Help Combat Dry Skin

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Dry Skin TipsDry skin happens when your skin is running low on moisture. If your face feels two sizes too tight with flaky patches and teeny tiny pores, chances are you're skin is dehydrated. Harsh cleansers, hot showers, sun exposure, and even the hot (or cold) stuffy air in your office can be to blame. Say goodbye to dry skin with these handy solutions!

Keep your Showers Short
Long, hot showers can exacerbate dry skin so skip the hot water and try to keep it under 10 minutes. As far as cleansers go, dry skin will benefit from cream-based cleansers that are as mild as possible. Make it a habit to moisturize as soon as you step out of the shower—that's when skin is most absorbent. For extra-dry skin, try using a face and body oil before you towel off. Adding a serum to your skin care routine can also help banish flakes. The added hydration can make a huge difference in skin’s appearance. Try: DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge lift & replenish serum

Skip the Harsh Treatments
If your skin is going through a dry patch (pun intended), give it a rest from alcohol-based toners, harsh peels and any type of treatment that can strip your skin of natural oils. Flood parched skin with thirst-quenching products containing hyaluronic acid and other moisture binding ingredients. Try: DERMAdoctor Wrinkle Revenge rescue & protect facial cream

Embrace the Humidity
If you live in a dry climate or have central air conditioning in your home, the constant exposure to bone dry air can be causing your skin to flake. Sleeping with a humidifier can help add more moisture to your environment and prevent your skin from drying out.

Exfoliate
Gentle exfoliators are a flaky complexion's best friend. Look for a natural enzyme-based formula designed for sensitive skin to help prevent overdrying. Then once a week, bring out the big guns and treat dull, flaky skin to gentle chemical peel. This instant pick-me-up will not only remove dirt, makeup and dead skin, it will revive your complexion and restore your natural glow. Try: DERMAdoctor Physical Chemistry facial microdermabrasion + multi-acid chemical peel

Protect
There is no disputing that sunscreen is the best age protection out there. It will also help prevent your skin from flaking. Make sure yours offers broad-spectrum protection, shielding you from both deep-penetrating, wrinkle causing UVA rays, as well as the sun burning UVB rays. And don’t forget to reapply often: the most sunburn prone places on your face are your nose and lower lip. Try: DERMAdoctor Photodynamic Therapy 3-in-1 facial lotion with broad spectrum spf 30

Moisturize
An ultra-hydrating moisturizer made with moisture-binding hyaluronic acid and botanical extracts can relieve tightness and restore your skin to a supple and radiant state. Apply at least 2x daily to good maintain hydration and minimize flaking. In the evening, switch to a formula designed to provide dry skin with additional TLC while you sleep. Try: DERMAdoctor Calm Cool & Corrected anti-redness tranquility cream

By Cindy Elahou
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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