The first choice is EltaMD Lotion, which is an outstanding daily moisturizer that soothes dry, itchy skin. What’s great about this product is that it also strengthens the skin to help fight against damage from frequent hand washing, swimming and cold, dry air. EltaMD Lotion is non-comedogenic (does not block/clog up pores), and sensitivity- and fragrance-free.
The second choice is Vanicream Moisturizing Cream, a long-lasting moisturizing cream with no greasy feel. This product spreads easily and is quickly absorbed; it is also non-comedogenic and contains no perfume.
The third choice is a product created by Dr. Joel Schlessinger himself: the LovelySkin Healing Face Balm, fragrance-free.
The LovelySkin Healing Face Balm soothes chapped, dry skin and is ideal for sensitive skin and all other types. The moisturizing formula stays solid at higher temperatures.
As the Mayo Clinic points out, there are plenty of benefits when you use a moisturizer; this product can:
- Prevent and treat dry skin
- Protect sensitive skin
- Improve skin tone and texture
- Mask skin imperfections
Moisturizers accomplish this by holding water in the outermost layer of skin, the article explains, and act as a temporary barrier. The article also lists some recommendations specific to:
- Normal skin
- Dry skin
- Oily skin
- Sensitive skin
- Mature skin
Please read this article for more information.
The American Academy of Dermatology has a great article on its site, as well: “Saving face 101: How to customize your skin care routine with your skin type.”
The article points out that, if you have dry skin, you could benefit from applying moisturizer several times a day; meanwhile, someone with oily skin might only need a lightweight moisturizer once a day. Read this article for more specifics.
Watch for more product recommendations by Dr. Joel Schlessinger!