Choosing the right lotion for dry skin can be tricky, especially when you’re faced with so many options. When you’re getting a lotion for dry skin, ordinary lotions won’t do.
How to choose lotion for dry skin
When choosing a lotion or moisturizer, you should first consider what type of skin you have. If you have dry skin, here are some things you may experience:
- Skin looks dull, feels rough or tight.
- Skin may have a scaly appearance.
- Red patches may also appear.
- Hands and elbows are cracked or rough.
- Fine lines may appear more prominent.
Dry skin occurs when your moisture barrier is unable to function properly. When the skin lacks moisture, it can become rough, tight, itchy, or cracked. The severity of these signs depends on how much your moisture barrier has been compromised.
When you choose a lotion to moisturize your dry skin, consider the following:
- Essential oils
Lotions with oils help trap moisture and help rehydrate the skin. Examples of essential oils include olive oil and omega oil, both found in Moringa-O2 Herbal Moisturizing Lotion.
- Vitamins and antioxidants
Look for vitamins like vitamins A and C, which help repair and restore skin. These vitamins improve the skin’s elasticity while keeping it supple. An antioxidant like moringa can also help nourish and moisturize the skin.
- Heavier formula
Dry skin may benefit more from heavier creams than water-based formulas. Of course, you’ll want to look for a lotion that’s creamy, but not heavy or greasy on the skin.
- UVA/UVB protection
Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays can make dry skin worse. It helps if your lotion also has UVA/UVB protection as an added benefit.
Does your lotion have to be expensive for you to have smoother skin? Not necessarily. An inexpensive lotion can do wonders for your skin with regular use. To make dry skin smoother, try using Moringa-O2 Herbal Moisturizing Lotion, which contains natural oils, vitamins, and minerals that help rejuvenate dry skin.