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Ive found over the last few years, that my skin has changed a little.. sometimes it looks a bit scaley, even though I moisturise. So I thought I would do some research, and seeing as my Father is a guru in this department, I picked his brain too!

So, there's a difference between dry skin and dehdrated skin:

Dry skin is a skin type, but dehydrated skin is a condition anyone can experience. “Dry skin has a lack of oil, or lipids. With dehydrated skin, there’s a lack of water in the stratum corneum, which is the top layer of the skin.”

“You don’t need to have dry skin to have dehydrated skin. Oily and combination skin can be dehydrated as well,” says Dr Haus.

So how do you tell which one you have? Here’s a quick run-down of the key characteristics:


• Feels rough • Appears dry • Can be flaky


• Looks dull • Feels tight • Feels rough • Is sensitive • Shows fine lines • Shows accelerated signs of ageing, like sagging skin and deep wrinkles

10 Moisturizers for Dry Skin: Tips and Ingredients to Look For

Quality moisturizers can help soothe and repair dry, itchy, and irritated skin. But with so many moisturizers on the market, how do you find one that works for you? It usually comes down to a matter of personal preference. You may choose to have a few on hand to suit your various needs. Keep reading for 10 of the best moisturizers for dry skin and to learn how to pick a healthy moisturizer for you.

1. Andalou Naturals Purple Carrot + C Luminous Night Cream

This night cream from Andalou Naturalsfocuses on renewing surface skin cells. It’s easily absorbed into your skin and works overnight to revitalize your complexion.

2. Nivea Soft Moisturizing Creme

This Nivea cream contains both vitamin E and jojoba oil. It absorbs quickly into your skin and hydrates without being overly oily.

3. The Body Shop Oils of Life Revitalising Sleeping Cream

A variety of natural oils gives this nighttime creaman extra boost. It’s hydrating but not too heavy.

4. Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Deep Moisture Balm

Thisfragrance-free balmis formulated to withstand cold, dry climates. Its thick consistency is nourishing when your skin is severely dry.

5. Eucerin Dry Skin Replenishing Cream

Thisreplenishing cream from Eucerincontains 5 percent urea, which helps restore and hydrate problem skin. An older studyfound that moisturizers containing urea helped reduce participants’ skin water loss.

6. Avene Hydrance Optimale Riche hydrating cream

This thick, creamy moisturizeris a popular French pharmacy beauty pick. It hydrates your skin and locks in moisture. Its soothing properties help to restore and rebalance dry skin.

7. St. Ives Timeless Skin Facial Moisturizer

Full of collagen, elastins, and safflower seed oil, this St. Ivesmoisturizer promises to soften and repair dry skin. Its medium consistency is good for both daytime and nighttime use.

8. Weleda Skin Food

You can use Weleda Skin Foodanywhere on your body that needs some extra attention. It’s formulated using plant extracts to heal and improve the appearance of dry, rough skin.

9. CeraVe Moisturizing Cream

CeraVeis the g