4 Tricks for Hydrating Dry Skin

Celebrity Beauty Jun. 7, 2012 AT 2:55PM
Rachel Weisz attends the premiere of "The Deep Blue Sea" on March 15, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Rachel Weisz attends the premiere of "The Deep Blue Sea" on March 15, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Credit: Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage.com

Some may think it's rare for skin to work up a thirst in the summer, but as it turns out, dryness is just as prevalent in the humid months. Below, Rachel Weisz's dermatologist, Dr. David Colbert, tells Us Weekly how to get add some hydration back into a parched complexion.

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1. Cleanse with alpha hydroxy acids. A creamy AHA-filled formula boosts cell turnover to renew parched skin "but won't strip away moisture," says Dr. Colbert. (Try Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, $35 at murad.com.)

2. Exfoliate with an organic gel. A gentle botanical-based buffer sloughs flakes without altering skin's pH level, which could lead to an unbalanced complexion. (Try L'Occitane Angelica Exfoliating Gel, $30 at usa.loccitane.com.)

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3. Apply a rich serum. Look for products that contain moisturizing phytochemicals and plant extracts, like Sesbania, which regenerate cells to plump wrinkles. (Try Avon Anew Reversalist Renewal Serum, $44 at avon.com.)

4. Layer on a moisturizer containing hyaluronic acid. "It attracts water to skin," explains Colbert. (Try Physicians Formula Ultra-Hydrating Day & Night Cream, $19.99 at ulta.com.)

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