Combat Dry Skin with the Right Skin Care Routine

March 2024

Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Stead Shares the Best Products

We’re back with another Derm Deep Dive, a series where we provide expert advice from one of our board-certified dermatologists about a specific topic in skin care. For this edition, we’re speaking with Dr. Jennifer Stead, DO, FAAD, from our Bedford, NH practice, about the best products to combat dry skin and help you maintain a healthy and effective skincare routine.

It’s important to take care of your skin in the morning and again at night before you go to bed. Dr. Stead recommends the following morning and nighttime products.

Morning Skin Care

Set your skin up for success every day. A good morning skincare routine helps protect your skin from exposure to UV rays, dirt, bacteria, sweat, and other damaging factors.

Try these products to give your skin a barrier against anything your day throws your way.

Revision Gentle Foaming Cleanser

This soothing, soap-free foam cleanser gently and effectively cleanses skin with a rich, velvety foam. The combination of chamomile, aloe vera, and allantoin helps calm and moisturize skin, leaving it feeling smooth and soft.

Revision Soothing Facial Rinse

This calming, alcohol-free formula gently hydrates and refreshes skin with each cleanse. A unique blend of plant and algae extracts leaves skin feeling soft and smooth and helps keep skin at its optimum pH level.

Alastin HA

Instantly boost skin hydration with this hyaluronic acid serum that promotes long-term skin plumping, anti-aging, and hydration, while also minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Nighttime Skin Care

A nighttime skincare routine is the perfect way to wind down, and it doesn’t have to be complicated! First, wash away dirt and impurities with the Revision Gentle Foaming Cleanser used in your morning routine. Your skin revitalizes itself during the night, so why not give it some help with skin care products that repair and rejuvenate the skin while you sleep?

EltaMD Skin Recovery Night Mask

This nighttime mask repairs and regenerates skin three times faster at night than during the day, making it a staple of your nighttime skin care routine. It helps strengthen the skin barrier, visibly reduces redness, improves hydration, and gives your skin a well-rested, radiant glow. Plus, it is free of dyes, fragrances, and parabens, is non-comedogenic, and is suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin types.

Isdin Melatonik

Try this restorative nighttime serum-in-oil, which works while you sleep to help your skin recover from daily stresses. Its 3-in-1 formula contains melatonin, bakuchiol, and vitamin C, which together stimulate your skin’s natural antioxidant defenses and help restore vitality and elasticity for healthy, more radiant skin.

Sticking to a Healthy Routine

Remember that consistency is key. Try to maintain a regimen for three months for proper evaluation, and don’t give up too quickly. If you are testing too many products at once or moving on after a couple of weeks, it’s hard to know what’s working!

Are you in the Manchester area and have concerns about your skin or want to discuss the best approach to your skincare? Schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists or providers for an initial consultation and to get started on a path to healthier, happier skin.

Please note that the available skin care products vary by location.