I am an oily skin person by default but when I started using tretinoin (a prescription retinoid cream) to treat acne on my skin with my dermat guidance, I faced extreme dry dehydrated skin. In winters, the condition got worsen due to skin peeling issues as well. This is when I tried various dry skin moisturizers which completely changed the look and feel of my skin. In today’s blogpost, I am sharing 5 best moisturizer for dry skin which worked really well for my skin when I was facing dry dehydrated skin in winters.
The Reequil moisturizer contains humectants to emollients and occlusives, thus its a perfect HEO moisturizer. The texture is thick cream but gentle enough to massage on skin & absorbs quickly. Its very moisturizing & removes dry patches from my skin instantly. Doesn’t evaporate easily & skin feels nourished atleast for 3-4 hours. It works really well as spot cream for itchy dry sensitive areas like nose line, lip line etc. Since its budget friendly and keeps dry skin soft for longer hours, its one of the best moisturizer for dry skin in indian market. Price: Rs 315 for 100 gm. Check complete review on my IG page. Use code: AVNI for 20% off on reequil website.
The Aveeno moisturizing lotion is suitable to be used on both face and body given that u have dry skin type. Even a dry acne prone skin person can use it because it’s soothing & didn’t clog my pores as well. It helps in repairing damaged skin as it contains colloidal oatmeal which helps in restoring moisture into skin. Can be used as a standalone product if you are not into layering skincare and want to prevent early signs of ageing. A great active free moisturizer for mature skin people to prevent dehydration & keep skin soft all day long. Check complete review on my IG page. You can buy it from nykaa. Price: Rs 330 for 70 ml.
The Cetaphil moisturizing lotion is a really good option for very dry skin which becomes dehydrated frequently. It feels very soothing & my skin looked dewy with it in winters. It helped in keeping the moisture sealed into the skin overnight even when you don’t use a facial oil. I didn’t feel dryness upon waking up in morning. Since its a thick moisturizer, it works well only for extremely dry skin or in winters. I won’t recommend it to acne prone skin but its one of the best moisturizer for dry flaky skin. Check complete review on IG page. Price: Rs 390 for 100ml. Buy from nykaa.
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The Minimalist Sepicalm Oat moisturizer is newly launched in 2020. The moisturizer deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin making it feel smooth soft for longer hours. I have tried it in extreme dry weather & it prevented dehydration so well by retaining moisture into skin. It doesn’t feel greasy & absorbs easily into skin. It contains Polyglutamic acid which hold 4 times more water than hyaluronic acid to prevent water loss from skin. Its having skin calming properties & heal redness & skin irritation overnight. Its suitable for dry acne prone and sensitive skin as well. You can buy it from nykaa. Price: Rs 349 for 50 ml.
The Earth Rhythm multi vitamin moisturizer is a thick moisturizer for mature skin with anti-ageing properties as well. The reason being it contains plant based retinol oils which improve skin elasticity and make it look firm. A part from that the moisturizer also contains niacinamide, Vitamin E which helps in strengthening skin barrier too. The moisturizer feels hydrating and moisturizing while giving a soft skin for longer hours. You can buy it from Earth rhythm using my code AVNI for 10% off. Price: Rs 665 for 50 g.
Dry skin needs some extra care with respect to retaining moisture into skin as it becomes dehydrated and flaky easily. Many people gets dry patches & raw skin in winters due to sudden change in weather. So choosing a right moisturizer which could heal the skin from deep within without breaking it out is really important. Even when people are on retinoid treatments to treat acne, they need a good humectant, emollient and occlusive based moisturizer to prevent dryness on their skin. I have tried various moisturizers during my dry skin days and the above listed are my favorite ones. Hope these recommendations will help you in choosing the best moisturizer for your dry skin type.