Good-quality moisturising lotions are also known to include other high-grade skincare ingredients, such as retinol, vitamin E, green tea extract, niacinamide, aloe vera and vitamin C – all contributing towards not only nourishing your face, but also to help with various skin conditions (such as acne, rosacea and eczema), tackle breakouts, calm itchy and flaky skin and even reduce appearance of fine lines.
When should you moisturise?
First, remember that regardless of your skin type, it’s important to moisturise all year round. And with winter fast approaching, moisturising is more important than ever, especially for the dry-skinned. After all, it’s the time of year in which skin goes into overdrive – skin barriers are easily depleted, and all moisture is zapped in the blink of an eye, both of which are most often caused by the combination of the bitterly cold British weather (yikes) and the constant need to have the central heating on at all hours of the day.
What do dermatologists recommend for very dry skin?
“As the weather turns colder, skin tends to become drier and more sensitive,” shares Dr Alexis Granite, CeraVe’s consultant dermatologist. Dr Granite also advises to really take the time to massage your chosen product in, ideally for at least 30 seconds to really maximise the effects. “And if you find yourself reaching for it several times a day, you might want to consider a richer product,” she adds.
Which brand of moisturiser is best for dry skin?
When it comes to choosing the one, it all comes down to your personal preferences and budget. Are you after a quickly absorbing lightweight formula that doesn’t cost a fortune? Check out the BYOMA Moisturizing Gel-Cream. You also can’t go wrong with the CeraVe Moisturising Cream, which is a firm fav in the GLAMOUR office. A good mid-range option is the Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream, featuring a water-gel cream consistency and is packed with skin-loving proteins and nutrients that maintain your skin’s natural elasticity. But if you’re budget allows you to splurge, we recommend considering the SkinCeuticals Triple Lipid Restore, which contains a trifecta of skin lipids – pure ceramides, natural cholesterol and fatty acids.
Feeling inspired to upgrade your skincare routine? Check out our guides to the best moisturiser for combination skin, face masks, anti-ageing creams, night creams, hyaluronic acid serum and vitamin C serums, face toners and eye creams.