To temporarily give your skin a plumper appearance, consider humectants your BFFs. “Humectants are basically ‘water magnets,'” board-certified dermatologist Ava Shamban, M.D., founder of SKINFIVE, tells mbg about the ingredient category. “They work to help pull moisture from the air into the upper layer of your skin to keep the skin cells hydrated, plump with a firmness and bounce.” All good things for Jello skin, no?
If you haven’t yet incorporated a hyaluronic acid serum into your routine, you’ll want to snag one, stat. Check out our all-time favorites here, and make sure to follow up with an emollient-rich face cream. (Humectants can easily evaporate off the skin, so if you don’t seal in that precious hydration, it will leave your skin even drier than before.)