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Ingredient Guide to: Hydration

Having dry skin can be super uncomfortable! It not only makes your skin feel tight, but also creates itchiness and sensitivity. How can we fix this? With hydration! Hydration is key for replenishing your skin and allowing it to function normally. Take a look at our ultra hydrating ingredient guide so you know what to look for.

1. Hyaluronic Acid 

This ingredient is already a natural component of our skin, and known for its humectant properties. Hyaluronic acid attracts water and has the ability to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water! This is a must-have for those with dry skin types. But it doesn’t stop there. Say goodbye to those fine lines because hydrated skin will help replenish and plump that complexion!

Not sure how to use hyaluronic acid? Check out our FAQ on how to apply it here! Or maybe you’re already interested and want to know which products to try, then look at our blog post here.

2. Glycerin

Another ingredient that makes up a natural component of our skin! Glycerin is able to help replenish and restore hydration to the skin and easily found in most moisturizers and skincare products! It’s incredibly versatile, highly-functional, so a no-brainer when it comes to adding this to your routine!

See how you can use glycerin to repair your skin barrier and what kind of moisturizer best suits your skin type!

3. Ceramides

Ceramides makes up 50% of our natural skin barrier! So having a lack of it can devastate our skin with loss of moisture. Putting ceramides into your routine can help bounce that skin back and revive that skin barrier’s moisture.

Ceramides are key to hydrated skin, but see which ingredients it pairs best with to upgrade your skincare. Still not sure what products to look for? If you have dry skin, check out our top picks for your skin type!

4. NMF -Natural Moisturizing Factors

Natural moisturizing factors are components that make up the surface lipid of our skin barrier. Some examples of these are amino acids, lactic acid, sodium PCA and various sugars. Restoring our skin with NMF can help enhance our skin barrier and keep it hydrated. Incorporating more NMF into your routine is never a bad idea!

Rehydrate Your Skin on Picky

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