Despite the season, weather, or age, chronically dry skin, unfortunately, happens even under the best conditions. Common issues include dry elbows, knees, and hands. More specific maladies like dry and cracked lips, feet, and wrists often affect those with eczema or psoriasis. Lotions that are not formulated for sensitive skin types often hurt more than they help, making it difficult to successfully treat and soothe chronically dry skin.
Ingredients for dry skin that you should keep an eye out for include cocoa butter, aloe vera, and unscented formulas for sensitive types. Parabens and sulfates strip skin and block pores, making it difficult to truly hydrate skin at a deeper level. Plant-based glycerin is one of the best ingredients for chronically dry and cracked skin.
Glycerin is a simple polyol compound extracted from plant triglycerides. Well-known in the skincare community for being safe for sensitive skin types, glycerin lotion acts as a natural barrier to water loss while simultaneously moisturizing skin. It also helps heal skin at the surface, perfect for cracked and irritated hands or other areas.
Vitamin E is another high performing ingredient for chronically dry skin types. It also is without a strong fragrance, making Vitamin E lotion and soap great for those who have scent sensitivities. Because skin needs vary depending on location, from your face to your hands, choosing lotions that are formulated specifically for hand therapy or body moisturizing smartly targets whatever issue you may be dealing with.
Dealing with desperately dry lips and your old lip balm isn’t cutting it? Look for a natural lip balm that harnesses the power of organic ingredients to treat dry skin without chemicals or toxins. Beeswax, coconut oil, and cocoa butter are great ingredients to moisturize lips all day long. As mentioned earlier, Vitamin E moisturizes without blocking pores and is perfect for sensitive types.
Dry and cracked feet can be a painful experience, especially for those who spend a lot of time walking or exercise often. Look into using a foot cream that is formulated to not only moisturize but heal cracked skin. Normal body lotions and creams will not fully hydrate dry and cracked feet because that skin is tougher and thicker than the majority of skin areas. Powerful does not have to mean toxic. Choose a foot treatment that soothes joints and moisturizes simultaneously.
Treating chronically dry skin does not have to include products with harsh ingredients or harmful toxins. Choose skin care that focus on harnessing the power of natural ingredients to soothe and treat dry skin from head to toe.
About Camille Beckman
Camille Beckman provides customers across the US with high-quality natural skin care and personal care products. These include bubble bath, foot cream, vitamin E lotion, and more.