The best dry skin care

Moisturizers provide your skin with much needed relief from dryness and irritation. However, due to the sensitivity and special needs of your facial skin, you need to make sure that you're using separate facial moisturizer and body moisturizers.

The problem with many body moisturizers is that they contain too many oily products for your face. Using a body moisturizer on your face may result in oiliness, acne, or other imperfections. Finding the right facial moisturizer, with balanced ingredients that are sensitive to your particular type of skin, is necessary.

Some things you should consider when you're choosing a moisturizer, whether for your body or your face, is the condition or dryness of your skin, as well as other issues you want to address or camouflage. Some moisturizers are tinted, which can help address uneven skin tone. Some moisturizers also provide acne treatment, which is great for pimple prone skin. Some moisturizers even contain ingredients that help tighten and tone your skin, or reduce stretch marks.

Dry Skin Care

Dry skin care can be an everyday issue. If your skin is consistently dry, it's important to treat it regularly with the right moisturizer. Choose one that provides the maximum amount of long-lasting moisture. Make sure to test the product on a small area of skin before you apply it to your entire body or face. This will ensure that if you have an allergic reaction to the product, it remains localized and can easily be treated.

The best dry skin care treatment is done immediately after your shower or bath. First, make sure to temperate your water temperature: water that is too hot can increase dryness in skin, while water that is too cold can also cause irritation. Second, dry yourself gently with a towel. Pat, don't rub. Third, while your skin is still slightly damp, apply your body moisturizers. The dampness in your skin will encourage the moisturizer's ingredients and help lock them in.

Shop for a skin care moisturizer that will continue working throughout the day. These products are best because they allow you the continued benefit of a moisturizer, without requiring additional application. Applying too much moisturizer can have the opposite effect and actually dry your skin, so use your products with caution.