When you’ve got dry pores and skin, this skincare class will change your life


Anyone can use and benefit from humectants as they are one of the most important ingredients in keeping your skin properly hydrated (yes, even if you are oily). “Since humectants absorb moisture everywhere they can be found, both from the air and from deeper layers of the skin, it is important that the formulation also include occlusive to lock in the moisture that the humectant draws into the skin,” says Shirazi . “This is especially important when the humidity is low and there is little water in the air.”

Burgess points out that occlusive emollients can sometimes be comedogenic on oily skin types, so heavy occlusive are best for drier skin.

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