The Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Best Moisturizer for Dry Skin- It is pretty easy these days to find moisturizers that can help with dry skin. The hard part is correctly analyzing your skin type.

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Your actual skin type is determined based on your oil production. To check your oil supply, cleanse your face. After 90 minutes, wipe all areas of your face with a tissue.

If the tissue looks oily your skin is combination oily or acneic.

If the tissue picks up dry, flaky skin, you have dry skin. Dry skin feels tight and fine lines and wrinkles can be more prominent; your pores are small and your skin can look dehydrated

If you see neither flakes nor oil, your skin is normal.

Skin Conditions and Dry Skin

When choosing your best moisturizer for dry skin always address the skin type first then make adjustments for any existing conditions.

Skin conditions are:

    Flaky/dry patches - needs exfoliation and hydration.

    Sensitive - easily irritated. A moisturizer that caters to dry and sensitive would be ideal.

    Dehydrated - your body is 70% water; drinking water cleanses the body of toxic waste which ultimately affects your skin. Use a hydrator in addition to your moisturizer.

    Rosacea - must be diagnosed by physician.

    Sun damaged - deep facial lines, skin discolored, leather texture.

    Note: Several conditions may be present in any skin type.

Triggers That Affect Dry Skin

In addition to using a good moisturizer it is extremely important to factor in some triggers that also affect your skin.

  • Weather - extremes of hot and cold
  • Sun exposure in excess
  • Prolonged soaking in tubs and spas
  • Stress, illness and medications
  • Environmental effects of pollution
  • Sensitivities to ingredients
  • And of course age - oil glands that become sluggish

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