3 Products an Actual Dermatologist Would Use on Her Own Dry Skin

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If you were born with dry skin, you know the struggle. It gets red. It gets inflamed. It gets flaky. Not pretty. And winter makes it all worse. Rather than sticking it out for the next few months, we turned to Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Joyce Imahiyerobo-Ip from Vibrant Dermatology in Wellesley, MA for some product advice (and relief). Here are her top three products for dehydrated skin.

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Cerave Moisturizing Cream For Normal To Dry Skin

Not only does Dr. Ip sings its praises, but also do the thousands of people who give it a five-star rating. This thick moisturizing cream contains oils and ceramides, which are lipids that help to repair the skin's barrier function and prevent inflammation.

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Avène Thermal Spring Water

If you also suffer from sensitive skin, Dr. Ip recommends Avène’s Thermal Spring Water spray. It’s made with trace minerals and silica to condition and reduce irritation while leaving a soothing barrier of lightweight moisture over the skin.


Skinmedica Ha5 Rejuvenating Hydrator

When you need continuous moisture, Dr. Ip suggests this no BS serum, which contains a blend of five hydrators that provide eight hours of continuous hydration to the skin. And while it's a tad pricey, we can attest that it's worth every penny.

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