ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

How to Choose The Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Updated on July 12, 2012

Those with a dry skin type understand best the importance of a moisturizer. A good moisturizer prevents the dehydration of the skin and improves the texture of the skin. The external layer of human body skin gets its necessary moisture from inside and it is protected by a film layer of natural oil produced by the body called sebum. So, the purpose of the best moisturizer for dry skin is to improve the natural moistening process from inside the body.

Key features of moisturizer for dry skin

Choosing the best moisturizer for a dry skin is not an easy task. Dry skin is sensitive too and not all moisturizers in the market are suitable for them. Besides if you buy the wrong one, it may have adverse effects instead of moistening your skin. That means the ingredients used to produce the moisturizer must be safe for your skin. The best moisturizer for dry skin should work on the skin in such a way that it makes the skin moist but not oily. So it is important to select the best moisturizer for your face and body by knowing from what ingredients they are made of. The first thing that you should consider before you select your moisturizer is the reason behind the dryness of your skin. The skin becomes dry when skin produces less amount of sebum that requires maintaining the moisture. Lack of nutrients like Vitamin A & C in daily food list is another reason of skin dryness.

Best moisturizer for dry skin

The most important ingredient of a moisturizer should be antioxidant. Antioxidant improves the inner health of the skin and reduces the aging lines and wrinkles. It also reduces the production of free radicals from oxidation, radicals that are responsible for skin dullness and damages. A good moisturizer for dry skin should contain glycerin instead of oils or petroleum. You will find lots of oil or petroleum based moisturizer in the market which are from renowned brand and works pretty well on dry skin. But we are talking about the best. Moisturizer should also contain higher SPF (Ability of protecting harsh sunlight). UV rays from sun are responsible for dry, dull and lifeless skin. Other necessary ingredients of a good moisturizer for dry skin are alpha-hydroxyl acids (AHAs), sodium hyaluronate, sorbitol, dimethicone and propylene glycol. AHAs are effective to remove dead skin cells and grow new cells. It is better to avoid moisturizers that contain wax or petroleum.

Organic or herbal Moisturizers

Today herbal moisturizers have become more popular than the chemical ones as more and more people are becoming allergic to chemical ingredients used in those. Besides organic moisturizers have hardly any side effects. Organic or Herbal moisturizers are usually made from herb extracted oils which are equally safe for both oily and dry skin. Lavender, Geranium, Rose, Chamomile are at the top of the list. Fruit oils are also good for moistening dry skin. Moisturizers made from fruit extracts of Avocado, Olive, Almond, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter etc are some popular fruit extract moisturizers for dry skin. Moisturizers containing chamomile, green tea and pomegranate are rich with antioxidants.

Choose your moisturizer for dry skin carefully
Choose your moisturizer for dry skin carefully

Don’t go with the advertisement. First know your skin type and then choose your best moisturizer for dry skin accordingly. Applying wrong moisturizer may cause oily and acne prone skin. Most of all, the best moisturizer for dry skin should be skin friendly.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)