If you are struggling with dry skin then you are going to want to find a dry skin therapy that does more than just makes your skin feel soft and nice for while. There are literally thousands of creams and lotions on the market, but only a small percentage of them can actually provide lasting results.
This is because most of the manufacturers of these creams and lotions have chosen to use ingredients that provide them with a better bottom line rather than providing you with healthier skin. One such ingredient is mineral oil. Mineral oil costs the manufacturers next to nothing, but makes the skin feel softer.
The problem with it lies in the fact that it provides nothing to heal and nourish the skin. As a matter of fact, it damages the skin if used for long-term. This is because mineral oil actually clogs the pores, trapping grime and bacteria which leads to blemishes and other problems with the skin.
So as you search for a dry skin therapy that is going to work for you, you'll need to look beyond the shelves of your local drugstore to the small, niche skin care companies who stake their reputations on the quality of their products.
These are the types of companies that will use only natural and effective ingredients. Ingredients such as avocado oil and macadamia oil which are very similar to the oils produced by the human skin and are therefore easily absorbed. These two wonderful moisturizers contain very high levels of vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin so that it can heal itself.
They will also contain some of the cutting edge ingredients that have recently been developed such as Phytessence Wakame and Nano-Lipobelle HQ 10.
Phytessence Wakame is made from a seaweed extract that contains a broad spectrum of vitamins and minerals. As it nourishes the skin it also protects the hyaluronic acid from enzymes in the body which tend to break it down.
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that acts as the "glue" that holds the collagen and elastin proteins in place, giving the skin its firmness and pliability. As these enzymes break down the hyaluronic acid, the skin begins to lose its shape and sag.
Nano-Lipobelle HQ 10 is a powerful antioxidant that contains natural vitamin E and coenzyme Q 10 in its nano-emulsion form. In this form, the coenzyme Q10 is able to penetrate through as many as seven layers of skin. These antioxidants effectively a scour out free radicals from the skin which helps eliminate wrinkles and restore a more healthy appearance.
So, if you're serious about finding a dry skin therapy cream or lotion that will help heal your skin for the long-term these are the kinds of ingredients you will need to look for. Don't bother with the run of the mill skin creams that you find at your local drugstore. Instead look to some of the small manufacturers who know that their reputation is on the line if their products are ineffective.