4 CeraVe Moisturizers That Can Help With 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 skin.
We reached out to New-York based dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry to find out more about this unfortunate phenomenon, and what you can do about it. According to Dr. Henry, most people—even those with oily skin—suffer through some level of dryness during winter. Her biggest recommendation to help prevent (and address) dry winter skin is to moisturize with a cream or ointment that contains ceramides, which she says, “are key to moisturizing and sustaining moisture in the skin.” Not sure where to start your search? The answer is right here. We’ve rounded up four of CeraVe’s best moisturizers for dry skin, below.
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 the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) suggests reaching for a moisturizer instead. Use the CeraVe Moisturizing Cream, which has a unique formula containing hyaluronic acid and three essential ceramides to moisturize and help restore the protective skin barrier. Apply it while your skin is still slightly wet, as doing so can help to trap more moisture. Another change you should make? Turn down the water temperature of your shower. Dr. Henry 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.
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 Skin Renewing Night Cream
The daytime isn’t your only chance to fend off dryness. In actuality, the evening is one of your best opportunities to take care of your skin. After all, it’s called beauty rest for a reason. Give your nighttime skin care routine the due diligence it deserves. When your eyelids start getting heavy, before you hop into bed, apply the CeraVe Skin Renewing Night Cream wherever your face needs it. The cream, which uses an exclusive ceramide and peptide complex, can help soften and renew the look of tired skin overnight.
Dry Skin Moisturizer #4: 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. Henry 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. As an added bonus, “apply cotton gloves or socks afterwards for a great skin moisturizing treatment,” she says.