Let’s just call a spade a spade: Dry skin is a pain in the ass. Dryness means our skin looks lackluster, our makeup looks scaly, and if we’re really lucky, we might even be flaking. As if that’s not enough, once we’ve reached pinnacle dryness it takes time and effort to get our skin back to normal. So, whether you’re currently on the hunt to bring some moisture back into your life, or you’re prone to dry skin and want to take preventative measures, we’ve rounded up our absolute favorite skin-hydrating products. From body washes, to face masks, to oils, you’re going to love the picks in the slideshow ahead.
Have any favorite, must-have products of your own? Let us know in the comments.
When it comes to dry or dehydrated skin, you might not pay much attention to your body wash, but you definitely should. This Pai body wash is gentle and great for sensitive, dry, or dehydrated skin, as it’s made with eczema and psoriasis in mind. Plus, it comes with a sponge that helps softly exfoliate your skin, which is essential in the fight against dryness.
This rollerball pen has an all-natural blend of moisturizing oils, and is a great product to mix with your foundation to help combat dry spots while still using makeup.
An essence is a godsend when it comes to delivering hydration to dry skin. While we love the tried and true SK-II essence, at $165 a bottle, it can get a little pricey. A well-priced alternative that locks in moisture like the best of them is Blithe’s Vital Treatment Essence.
Our under eyes can be one of the most annoying places to show signs of dryness. Often times when we’re dry, the bags under our eyes will make us look sallow, puffy, and our makeup won’t hold properly. Go for an eye cream that specifically helps relieve dryness and dehydration in the sensitive eye area, like this Murad option.
Not only will this organic body oil nourish your skin, but the essential oils will help leave you feeling a bit more grounded, too.
A sheet mask is a great way to lock in moisture. This awesome version will both instantly and deeply deliver hydration.
Another mask we’re loving for dry skin is Pai’s Rosehip BioRegenerate Rapid Radiance Mask. Unlike some masks that you have to wear for about 20 minutes, this option is great when you only have about 10 minutes to spare. Plus, it comes with a muslin cloth that lightly exfoliates as you remove the mask, which is a key aspect in ousting dryness.
Replace your lotion with this luxurious face oil that will hydrate and leave your skin feeling luminous and dewy. While this product sits at a higher price point, you’ll only need to three drops each use, which means the bottle will last.
Rodin Luxury Face Oil, $170
Sometimes, our makeup can fuel the fire that is our dry skin. Try a BB cream that will give you coverage and is made to moisturize.
Although dry hands are easier to hide than a dry face, it doesn’t mean that they’re less of a priority. Nourish your hands with a cream that won’t leave you feeling greasy.
Dry skincare should start with your face (and body) wash. This cleanser will start deeply hydrating your skin before you’ve even applied toner.
Dry, cracked lips are extremely annoying, but easy to fix with a good lip balm. This ceramide-based option will both moisturize and protect lips from dryness. Keep it handy at all times, and you’ll be good to go in no time.
This body oil is fast-absorbing and packed with nutrients that will relieve rough, dry patches. Plus, you can use this product as a hydrating hair treatment by applying to your scalp before shampooing.
Try letting your skin heal while you snooze. Recharge dehydrated skin overnight with this gel sleeping mask.
This hydrating serum is 75 percent hyaluronic acid, which is a moisture-bonding ingredient that many people swear by when it comes to parched skin.
The first thing we think of when it comes to dry skin is probably lotion. But a good body butter takes hydration a step deeper. This option will soothe tight, dry skin and leave you feeling soft and nourished.
Made to hydrate the delicate skin on your lips and under eyes, this vegan cream is as luxurious as Le Mer, but a fraction of the price.
OSEA Eyes & Lips, $60
When it comes to exfoliation, a dry brush is your best friend. It gets rid of dead skin, and promotes circulation, which helps with preventing dry skin in the long run.