Moisturizing lotions and moisturizing products for Dry Skin
If your skin is dry, then you know how irritating and
uncomfortable it can feel. You can
actually see flakes of skin, like dandruff, accumulating and falling off when
you wipe a dry towel over it. Your skin
(or patches of it) will be red. You will
find yourself scratching more and more because dry skin is itchy.
This is just how your body reacts to dry skin. Dry skin on your face is just plain
embarrassing. Not only will it be itchy
and red, but wrinkles will develop more quickly on skin that is parched.
The skin’s enemies, the ones that cause and aggravate your
dryness in the first place, are excess heat that sucks out your skin’s
moisture. Think hot showers, the sun,
dry air, harsh soaps and other moisture-wicking environments and products.
Another enemy is the natural aging process. As we get on in years, our skin’s natural
oils get depleted. Goodbye moisture and
hello dryness. Your oil glands stop
sending out enough moisture to lubricate the skin after a certain amount of
time. Also working against your skin may
be your diet. A lack of the proper
amounts of Vitamins A and B can add to dry skin conditions. Your genetic background may predispose you to
having dry skin and wrinkles early on.
Some skin conditions such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis or seborrhea mean
Your skin can also be parched due to a thyroid condition,
diabetes or other serious ailments, so it may be worth a trip to the doctor if
your dry skin is especially intense. It
can also be due to drugs you are taking, such as antihistamines or
diuretics. While these are helpful
medications, they can be enemies of your skin.
So who or what are friends to your dry skin? What can help alleviate your condition and stave
off lines, wrinkles and irritations? The
simple answer is moisturizing lotions.
The more complex answer lies in the moisturizing products that are best
for your skin.
Moisturizing skin care products are the best friends your
dry skin can have. Dry skin is a loss of
moisture. You need to replenish that
lost moisture and keep it in. You want a
moisturizing skin product that will penetrate deeply and help your skin feel smooth,
luxurious and relieved all at once. No
more flaking, no more redness, and no more itching will be your main
goals. A wonderful secondary goal as a
result of moisturizing skin will be a lessening of wrinkles!
There are some wonderful moisturizing lotions available
today. However, the ones that work best
for your skin without being harsh are the moisturizing lotions that contain all
natural ingredients. Look for
moisturizing products that contain botanical-based oils, such as the oils of
avocadoes, almonds, jojoba and soybeans.
Also search for moisturizing skin care creams that have added vitamins and
omega 3 fatty acids to replenish moisture.
There are a few natural oils that are rich in fatty acids. Ageless Derma is one company that makes
organic moisturizing lotions of this nature.
Even before turning to your moisturizing lotions, though,
think about the cleansers you use on your skin.
If you’re using bar soaps that strip the skin of its natural oils, you
need to turn to a more moisturizing skin cleanser. Again, look for almond oil in your
moisturizing skin cleanser. Almond oil
is extremely rich in fatty acids, specifically oleic and linoleic fatty
acids. These are essential fatty acids
that your skin requires to achieve that full, youthful look. As the essential
fatty acids are depleted with age, the cell membranes of your skin are
affected. The skin becomes thinner and drier. Almond oil will moisten the skin, protect the
oils from escaping, and make it feel smooth and conditioned. You create a new moisturizing skin barrier
with the help of almond oil. The almond
oil in a quality moisturizing skin care cleanser will make the product glide
onto your skin. There is no more luxurious feeling than that. And the scent of almond is very pleasing!
Another thing to think about when looking for your dry
skin’s cleanser is to check the pH of the cleanser. Optimal would be a pH of about 8.5. Anything more acidic would only make your
skin more prone to dryness. Ageless
Derma Moisturizing Body Cleanser is a great moisturizing product for cleansing
your skin, the first step toward a better skin care regime. It contains bitter almond oil, hydrolyzed
collagen (amino acids) and has a pH of 8.5.