Choosing the Right Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Many people suffer from dry skin all over the world. There are various reasons for the different causes of dry skin. You will find that some people experience dry skin because of too much heat and as a result, their skin ends up losing moisture. Others could be experiencing dry skin due to pollution (radicals) of the environment while others could be due to a medical condition or because of too much exposure to UVB rays or UVA rays. Additionally, other people get dry skin due to the soaps that they are using.

 

It is therefore important to make sure that you apply moisturizer just before you leave your house. It will help to protect your skin against some of the environmental hazards that may be harmful to your skin. However, it at times becomes difficult to choose the right moisturizer for your skin. There are too many products on the market and it ends up being confusing to the potential buyer. Some factors should be considered when buying moisturizers for dry skin.

 

You will need to find out which ingredients have been used to make the product. This way you can make sure to avoid products that contain alcohol, mineral oils, synthetic fragrances which are unnecessary. This is because these ingredients are mostly used for preservation purposes and not for moisturizing your skin. Secondly, you will need to know if you need a cream or lotion. In most cases, it is best if you get a cream moisturizer as compared to a lotion. This is because research has shown that dry skin is best hydrated with cream that contains emollients. On average, your moisturizer should contain an SPF of 15 throughout. This is the same case for winter seasons. In addition, at night you should avoid harsh cleanser and use cream that is rich in emollient.

 

For very sensitive skin, a number of ingredients should be avoided. For example, you should always avoid dyes, preservatives such as formaldehyde and lanolin. Because of your skin being sensitive, it is able to react quickly. Therefore, you should always do a patch test before purchasing your moisturizer. In order to get the best out of your moisturizer, it is always safer to avoid products that contain synthetic. This will not only help in reducing dry skin but it will also help keep your skin supple and soft. Consider the following the next time you go looking for a good moisturizer for dry skin. One of the things you need to be aware of is that a good moisturizer should contain vitamins A and E, hyaluronic acid, Aloe Vera, olive oil, macadamia, Shea butter, coenzyme Q10 or grape seed oil to mention but a few.

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