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Some soaps strip your skin of its natural hydrating oils. Use a soap-free cleanser to help your face retain its moisture.
Splash your face with lukewarm water to open pores, then lather the cleanser onto your face and rub gently. Wash off with cool water.
The skin under your eyes is extremely thin, which makes it particularly prone to dryness. Hydrate the sensitive area with an eye cream.
Nobody likes chapped lips. Keep yours soft and smooth with a pocket-sized lip butter. Try one with cocoa butter.
A good toner should cleanse and tighten your pores. But to get the job done, most toners use alcohol, which strips your skin of its natural oils and leaves it dry and sensitive.
Choose a hydrating toner that is alcohol-free and is packed with Vitamins C and E, which are major players in battling itchy, damaged skin.
Moisturiser strengthens your facial skin and helps lock in moisture. Apply to a clean face before you go to sleep and after your morning shower.
A dermatologist-developed formula restores moisture to your skin. Apply immediately after cleansing by massaging a coin-sized portion into your skin, followed by moisturiser.
A hydrating oil absorbs quickly, helping your skin maintain moisture all day long.
Hey, don’t knock it ‘til you try it. Masks pump in moisture straight to your pores.
Apply a generous layer to your face and neck after cleansing. Let it sit for 15 to 20 minutes and rinse off. Pat (but don’t rub) your skin dry to lock in the moisture.
Try a multipurpose balm made from ceramides—fatty acids that naturally occur in your skin’s water barrier—and multiple vegetable oils for intense hydration.
After you wash your face at night, apply a night cream to your face and neck. Your skin will absorb it while you sleep, so you’ll be extra hydrated in the morning.
Bonus: It will also make your morning shave smoother.