3 CeraVe Moisturizers for Dry Skin
When winter’s bitter cold strikes, it can be tempting to hibernate indoors and let your skin care routine fall to the wayside. But if skin care is a priority for you, and especially if you have dry skin, you’ll need to resist that temptation. Instead of abandoning your skin care routine during the cold season, update it to better suit the winter weather. As the temperatures cool, there’s more moisture in your skin than the air, and the air steals that moisture. As for what’s left behind, it’s none other than uncomfortably dry, itchy skin.
We reached out to New-York based dermatologist, and CeraVe consultant, Dr. Shari Marchbein to find out more about this unfortunate phenomenon, and what you can do about it. According to Dr. Marchbein, many patients visit her in the winter complaining of itchy skin, not realizing that it’s appearing due to severely dry skin. “Dry skin is one of the most common causes of itchiness, which leads to the discomforts of red, irritated skin,” Dr. Marchbein says. One of her top recommendations to help prevent (and address) dry, itchy winter skin is to use a moisturizer rich in ceramides, which she says is an ingredient that acts “like the glue that holds the skin together.” Not sure where to start your search? The answer is right here. In honor of National Winter Skin Relief Day (January 8th), we’ve rounded up three of CeraVe’s best moisturizers for dry skin and have given you the chance to win $80 worth of CeraVe products for yourself by entering into our current sweepstakes, right here!*
Dry Skin Moisturizer #1: CeraVe Moisturizing Cream
You may not associate showers with moisturizer, but you should. When you step out of the shower the first thing you’re likely to do is reach for a towel and start drying off, but Dr. Marchbein suggests reaching for a moisturizer instead. “I recommend my patients use CeraVe Moisturizing Cream right after showering,” she says. “Applying it all over your body while your skin is still wet will help lock in moisture.”
This unique formula contains hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides to moisturize and help restore the protective skin barrier. Another change you should make? Turn down the water temperature of your shower. Dr. Marchbein shares that long, hot showers are one of the worst things you can do for winter skin, recommending that you switch to lukewarm showers that won’t strip you of valuable moisture. “If your skin is red after a shower, that means the temperature is too hot,” she says.
Dry Skin Moisturizer #2: CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream
Dry skin and itchiness often go hand in hand. They’re also two things no one wants to deal with. Rather than suffer in silence, or pick only one concern to tackle at once, address both problems at the same time. The CeraVe Itch Relief Moisturizing Cream allows you to do just that, providing lasting relief for dry skin-related itching in a matter of minutes.
Dry Skin Moisturizer #3: CeraVe Healing Ointment
You may manage to escape winter without dealing with dry hands and feet, but anyone not as lucky should upgrade the moisturizer used on their body. Instead of turning to a body lotion for help, try an ointment. Dr. Marchbein recommends using the CeraVe Healing Ointment—which helps to protect skin from the drying effects of wind and cold weather, as well as soothes dry, cracked and chafed skin—at night to nourish dry hands and feet. “It’s a unique blend of mineral waxes and hyaluronic acid,” Dr. Marchbein says. “Plus it’s a non-greasy ointment, so it has a really nice texture.”
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