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Best Moisturizer For Dry Skin - Top Dry Skin Remedies

Updated on February 13, 2013

If you're prone to dry, itchy skin then you'll need the best moisturizer for dry skin. There are some great dry skin products on the market that will help most people - happily they're available over the counter and are largely inexpensive.

I'm a believer in putting back what you take out and as our skin is bombarded with negative influences on a daily basis - we need to replace the lost moisture. Using a regular daily skin-care regime is something I highly recommend to all my clients and I'm doing the same here - purchase the most suitable dry skin moisturizer - then use it - especially if you are removing temporary henna tattoos.

Many people mean to do just that but forget, become too busy or don't see the results straight away and give up. Don't - persevere with this simple beauty product and you really will see your skin respond and regain it's former glory. The five best dry skin remedies are featured below - don't miss out on using one.

Aveeno Active Naturals Daily Moisturizing Lotion, 18-Ounce Pump (Pack of 2)

The best selling moisturizer for dry skin is the Aveeno lotion -  and comes in a two pack for less than 20 dollars. It's a lovely luxurious moisturizing cream, rapidly soaks into the skin and will keep your skin hydrated all day long. 

One tip I like to pass on to clients is this: apply moisturizer straight after you've bathed - don't allow the skin to completely dry out. Your pours are more open and the absorption rate is faster and easier, therefore providing the full benefit. This is a super moisturizer for dry, itchy or irritated skin, it's inexpensive, re-hydrating and does what many of the more expensive moisturizers claim - without the price tag. One to buy and try.

Olay Total Effects 7-in-1 Anti-Aging Daily Moisturizer, 1.7 Ounce

This is the second of the remedies for dry skin and it comes from the well known brand Olay. Famous for their anti-aging products, to some degree the company has cornered a wide audience in the skin care market. Are they any good?

Yes - they are but ... they're not as cheap as they could or should be. The previous product does a fantastic job of replacing what your skin will lose due to day to day living - as does this one. However, you're paying almost 15 bucks for 1.7 ounce so not cheap and not one that will last long if you use it for more than just your face. That said - it is a wonderfully good dry skin product and if you do use it - use it for the face and neck, and a cheaper brand for the body. Makes perfect sense. 

Pharmaceutical Specialties Vanicream Skin Cream Pump

This is the best moisturizer for sensitive skin - and it's incredibly cheap. For a little over 10 dollars you get a 1 lb tub of non-greasy moisturizer that's non-perfumed and free of dyes, lanolin and other potential skin irritants.

It contains all the moisturizing properties that you need, with none of the usual suspects that can and do (in some) cause adverse reactions - plus you get lovely silky soft skin. It's incredibly effective whether you use it as your daily body moisturizer, at night, on your hands and face only and so on. If you've got dry skin that's also ultra sensitive, it's well worth buying the smaller 4oz tube to give it a try.

CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

This cream is a fantastic moisturizer for dry skin and skin related disorders such as eczema. There's even claims that it works well with ichthyosis which - if you're aware of it - can be an extreme form of dry skin.

 It's a beautifully light and creamy emulsifier,  absorbs rapidly, hydrates all day long and you can almost feel the skin benefiting from the nourishment that this cream delivers. If you're a sufferer of eczema or related disorders, try the cheaper pack first just to see. It seems to act as a barrier, not just a moisturizer, once you've got into the habit of using it on a daily basis. Highly recommended and very affordable.

African Shea Butter Cream 100% Pure & Raw (Gold) 5 oz

Tis is the best natural moisturizer for dry skin - and I love shea butter. You don't get more organic than this stuff and though some people can't figure out what to do with it in it's raw form - once they do they're amazed at how effective it is on dry, flaky, irritated skin. 

It arrives in a tub, something you'd (pretty much) store food in. Don't be alarmed. All you need to do is scoop some out and warm it up by rubbing it between the palm of your hands in order to make it soft and supple. It it's a little cold or seems dry, a few seconds in the microwave will do the job. It also contains vitamin A and E naturally - both are know for their rejuvenating, and repairing abilities. An awesome all.round dry skin remedy.


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