Skin Solutions

Best Ways To Hydrate Skin

Recommendations on the best moisturizing skincare products for your skin type

Just as our bodies need water to function properly, healthy skin is only possible if it’s getting the hydration it needs, too. From air conditioners to arid climates to too much sun, our environment can take a toll on our skin.

Oily and acne-prone skin

If you have oily skin, you might notice shine or grease building up at the end of the day. Or worse, you might be plagued by constant breakouts. Though you might think your skin doesn’t need any more hydration, that’s often wrong. While some skin care products just pack on the oil, others actually help moisturize in a way that maintains the skin’s surface renewal cycle. Now’s the time to bring an essence into your regimen! The SK-II Facial Treatment Essence has long been touted as an iconic “miracle water.” Use the product after cleansing and toning to gently exfoliate and help regulate the skin’s natural rejuvenation process. This will prep your skin to accept the additional nourishment from the rest of your regimen. Seal this with an oil-free moisturizer that won’t add extra shine and won’t be too heavy on your face.

  • SK-II Facial Treatment Mask

Dry skin

If your skin feels tight or flaky and you notice cracks in your makeup, you probably have thirsty, dry skin. Give it a big gulp of hydration with your skin care products. As we age, our skin produces less oil and tends to be drier. Wrinkles and fine lines look more pronounced in skin that lacks moisture and hydration. Your skin is craving richer, more intense moisturizers for dry skin.

Additionally, you should consider adding a facial oil to your regimen to keep skin soft and nourished. SK-II’s Facial Treatment Oil is a non-greasy, lightweight product that’s quickly absorbed by skin to provide intense hydration and instantly smoother skin. Not only does this oil leave you with a radiant glow, but it also helps protect against dry skin and wrinkles caused by environmental stressors, such as cold or dry weather, pollen or pollution.

Combination skin

If the oily spots on your face are restricted to the T-zone (your forehead, nose and chin), you most likely have combination skin. Weather conditions and lifestyle choices can also affect your skin; some days it feels dry, while other times it can feel oilier than usual, so pay attention to your skin’s needs as they change. Because your skin might struggle with balance, get into a routine of pampering it once or twice a week with a hydrating (but not greasy) facial mask. The SK-II Facial Treatment Mask only takes 10 to 15 minutes to use. Each mask is generously soaked in nutrient-rich Pitera&rade;, an ingredient packed with vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. To help your combination skin accelerate absorption, submerge or douse the wrapped mask in hot water for a few minutes while it is still in the sachet. The mask will hydrate the dry areas of your face, while balancing out oilier parts as well, and is perfect for sensitive skin, combination skin and anything in between. Skin will look immediately replenished and moisturized, revealing a beautiful, radiant and smooth complexion.

All skin types crave moisture in some capacity, so give your face a little love with a product that’s tailored to exactly what you need!