If your skin is dry, try a moisturizer with ingredients like petrolatum, oils including plant oils, like jojoba oil, and nut oils, like coconut oil.

If your skin is dehydrated, try a hydrating serum.  Dehydrated skin needs water added back into it.  You’ll want to try ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera, and honey.

If your skin is oily, try water-based hydrators and moisturizers.

My skin is oily/combination, which is one reason I didn’t think I needed a moisturizer.  But, just because your skin is oily, doesn’t mean it isn’t dehydrated.  And if so, it can make the issue worse.  Like your scalp, if you keep your skin dry, it’s likely to produce more oils.  But, if you give it the proper hydration and moisture it needs, it will even itself out.

Look for water-based, noncomedogenic hydrators and moisturizers. Water-based products will feel lighter on the skin and won’t clog your pores.

Here are the moisturizing and hydrating skincare products I use on my skin.

Some of these things I use daily, or sometimes I rotate them depending on how my skin is looking and feeling.  For instance, I know that if I eat nachos or something really salty, I get so dehydrated that I need extra hydration the next day. I’ll drink extra water and apply my Extreme Recovery Cream liberally all over my face.