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Face Creams for Dry Skin

Face Creams for Dry Skin
What dry skin requires more than anything is a daily dose of hydration to keep flaky, itchy, and tight skin at bay. In this BeautiSecrets article, we will go over some essential tips and products that will come in handy.
Kalpana Kumari
Taking good care of your face
While applying face cream, remember to ...
  1. apply it to your neck, chest, and hands as well as they too get a lot of sun and weather exposure.
  2. use your ring finger to apply cream around the eyes.

Dry skin looks dull, flaky, and rough. It might even feel tight, uncomfortable, and itchy at times. If you have dry skin, then you need to have a specialized skin care regimen to take care of this issue. Some beauty products like moisturizers, creams, and serums that are specially formulated to combact this issue should be used regularly as their job is to replenish lost moisture from your skin. Face creams make an ideal option as they have a rich and creamy texture that helps in healing tightness and dryness of the skin.
Beneficial Ingredients
  • Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid deeply moisturizes the skin, making it soft and supple. It is also effective in plumping fine lines.
  • Vitamins A, C, and E: These are powerful antioxidants that improves skin tone and texture. Vitamin C also boosts the production of collagen and elastin.
  • Shea butter: Shea butter contains triglycerides and linoleic acid, that helps in moisturizing skin, plumping fine lines, and making skin soft and smooth.
  • Cynergy TK: It is a substance that activates elastin and collagen production. It removes fine lines and wrinkles and hydrates the skin to prevents dryness.
  • Allantoin: Allantoin is a kind of botanical extract that has non-allergenic and soothing properties. It is great for dry and sensitive skin as it heals damaged skin and stimulates new tissue growth.
Top Products to Consider
Dry, thirsty skin is always in need of a hydrating mask, moisturizing lotion, cream, and/or serum, and TLC (tender loving care). So, we urge you to read the reviews and a complete ingredients' list for each of the following products to decide which cream will work best for you.
L'Occitane Ultra Rich Face Cream
Key Ingredients
  • Shea butter
  • Wheat extract
  • Chestnut
If you suffer from dryness and flaky skin during winters then the best way to combat it is by using a cream that is deeply hydrating. This cream contains shea butter and wheat extract that moisturize skin, making it soft and supple. Although this cream has a rich formulation, it is non-greasy and is easily absorbed into the skin. Regular use of this cream, morning and evening, will help in minimizing fine lines and wrinkles and also relief skin of tightness.
Clinique Repairwear Intensive Night Cream Very Dry Skin Formula
Key Ingredients
  • Glycine soya protein
  • Sodium hyaluronate
  • Barley extract
  • Wheat germ extract
  • Red and white tea leaf extracts
The cream contains glycine soya protein that helps in boosting collagen and elastin production. This hydrating cream is absorbed quickly into the skin, does not leave an oily film on the skin, and mends the look of lines and wrinkles.
Origins All-Purpose High-Elevation Cream Dry Skin Relief
Key Ingredients
  • Shea butter
  • Sunflower oil
  • Hyaluronic acid
It is a smooth and silky cream that is surprisingly light and non-greasy. It instantly moisturizes your skin, making it soft and even-toned. It is also helpful in combating chapped elbows and dry hands.
Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream
Key Ingredients
  • Cotton extract
  • Shea butter
  • Sunflower seed oil
  • Glycerin
The cotton extract present in the cream helps replenish the skin's outer layer and minimize the harsh effects of any irritants responsible for the dryness (harsh soaps, cleansers, face washes, etc.). Apply the cream on a regular basis, only after cleansing your face and neck properly.
Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Mega Moisturizer SPF 15
Key Ingredients
  • Allantoin
  • Glycerin
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin A
This is an ideal cream for daytime as it contains SPF 15. It is a light-weight cream that gets absorbed into the skin easily. Vitamins A and E are powerful antioxidants that helps in preventing sun damage to the skin.
La Mer Crème de la Mer
Key Ingredients
  • Vitamin C
  • Sea kelp
  • Vitamin E
  • Sunflower oil
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Citrus oil
  • Lecithin
This iconic cream is super rich and has an almost buttery texture. It is very hydrating and moisturizing and can smoothen even the driest of skin. It helps in reducing fine lines, wrinkles and crow's feet.
Olay Regenerist Deep Hydration Regenerating Cream
Key Ingredients
  • Allantoin
  • Green tea extract
  • Peptide-B3 complex
  • Vitamin E
If you are looking for a face cream that not only hydrates skin, but also works as an anti aging cream, then this product is just what you need. It is a deeply hydrating cream that also boosts the production of collagen, making skin soft and smooth.
Some Tips to Keep in Mind
Instead of solely relying on the creams, there are other ways you can protect and hydrate your skin properly. Here are some of our tips to help you steer in the right direction.
  1. A must in winter, avoid taking scolding hot showers and baths. This also means not letting the car/home heater blow warm wind on your face.
  2. When you get up in the morning to start your cleansing and moisturizing routine, remember to apply a hyaluronic acid serum before the face cream.
  3. If during the day your face starts to feel 'parched', have a hydrating mist handy for a quick pick-me-up.
  4. Use facial scrubs and/or face wash that are formulated specifically for your skin type.
  5. Invest some time in a once-a-week moisturizing mask regime.
  6. Drink adequate amount of water and fresh fruit juice to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
Dry skin needs a lot of care to keep it looking fresh and smooth. You should also exfoliate your skin regularly to get rid of dead skin cells. By using beauty products that are specially meant for dry skin, you can keep your skin dewy and glowing.
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