Dry, dehydrated skin leads to premature aging so for extra dry skin, you need the best lotion. Extra dry skin is usually is worst in the cold weather conditions.
Other than that, it’s usually caused by a dry skin condition such as dermatitis or eczema, washing too much, using soap and hand sanitizer, not exfoliating, and of course, not moisturizing.
Not just moisturizing now and then when you feel like it too, but within 30 seconds of having a shower, and even up to 5 times a day sometimes if you have a dry skin condition.
If you need the best face lotion or the best body lotion for extra dry skin, these are the top 5 best moisturizers for extra dry skin types.
Please note: All prices are as of 28th May 2020.
Self-confessed Skincare Junkie Beyonce uses Aquaphor, available on Amazon for just over £10 believe it or not. Having a range of herbal teas is great for your skin health too.
1. Aquaphor Healing Ointment
– BEST VALUE MOISTERIZER FOR SENSITIVE DRY SKIN
The Aquaphor healing ointment is the number 1 dry skin lotion recommended by dermatologist for dry, cracked skin and an Amazon’s choice of lotion for extra dry skin.
✔ Super affordable
✔ Suitable for sensitive skin
✔ Versatile – can be used on chapped lips, dry hands, cuticles, cracked heels and feet
✔ Can be used for friction and minor burns
✔ Heals and restores moisture
✔ Protects, soothes and smooths skin
✔ Preservative & Fragrance-free
✔ Perfume Primer
✔ Helps heal fresh tattoos
❌ Slightly greasy if you use too much
Well Worth A Try
I have eczema so I’m super fussy when it comes to moisturizers. If it irritates my skin, it’s a no-go but I can see why this is a skincare essential for many celebrities.
Let’s be honest, if it’s good enough for Beyonce, and it’s that cheap, it’s certainly worth a try for extra dry skin.
Hands down the best dry otc lotion for dry skin that’s worth trying.
2. Egyptian Magic
– BEST BODY LOTION FOR VERY DRY SKIN
One of the best body moisturizers for aging skin and the best lotion for extremely dry skin.
The minimal ingredients use the perfect combination of 6 products: Olive Oil, Bees Wax, Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, and Bee Propolis. But it doesn’t sting.
The beautifully blended multi-use balm helps eczema, psoriasis, stretch marks, damaged hair, and even cellulite.
The all naturelle Eygptian Magic has become increasingly popular on Amazon recently and rightly so with how many things you can use it for.
✔ Most multi-purpose
✔ Make-up Primer, face cream and an eye contour cream
✔ Make-up Cleanser
✔ Body Moisterizer
✔ Softens cracked heals and elbows
✔ Eczema and Psoriasis relief
✔ Hair & Scalp Mask
✔ Burn and wound relief
✔ Soothing and healing for cracked, itchy, dry, irritated skin
✔ Diaper rash baby cream
✔ Shaving balm and After-shave cream
✔ Heals recent scars and stretch marks
✔ Helps get rid of cellulite
✔ Massage Balm
✔ All natural ingredients
✔ Hand & Cuticle Cream
✔ Holistic acne treatment
✔ After-sun moisturizer
✔ Foot Mask
✔ Night Cream
❌ Slightly greasy like all balms
❌ Not the cheapest
Magic For All Sorts
A good one to keep in the First Aid kit for wounds and burns or in the bathroom as a shaving product. Or in the baby bag. A little goes a long way with this being oil based.
3. Ultim+ Luxury Face Cream
– BEST FACE CREAM FOR EXTRA DRY SKIN
TS Life’s CBD infused Ultim+ Luxury Cream has to be the best lotion for extra dry skin. It combines anti-aging Marine Collagen, plumping Hyaluronic Acid and moisturizing Vitamin E with CBD creating a formula that gives you healthy, radiant skin.
The soothing, smooth-textured moisturizing cream helps to hydrate, restore & protect your skin.
✔ Plumps skin
✔ Soothes skin
✔ Smoothes skin
✔ Gives dull skin a healthy glow
✔ Silky cream texture
✔ Not greasy
❌ Not the cheapest
CBD infused products are known for their skin-loving properties. See the full range of CBD infused products here.
Protecting your skin even when it’s not sunny is important too don’t forget, from free radicals and blue light from digital screens. Adding a protector will give your skin extra moisture too.
4. Working Hands Hand Cream
– BEST HAND LOTION FOR EXTRA DRY SKIN
There are so many amazing hand creams to choose from but for extra dry cracked skin on the hands, it has to be O’Keeffe’s hand cream for working hands.
With over 15, 000 reviews on Amazon, and being the number 1 hand cream brand in America, you know it’s a winner.
£12.54 (Pack of 2)
✔ Protects hands against oxidative aging
✔ Instantly moisturizes skin
✔ 100% money back guarantee
✔ Protects skin from further water loss
❌ Unscented (Pro in a way too)
Take Care of Working Hands
When your hands are your tools for your work, it’s important to take care of them.
I recommend keeping one tube of hand cream in your bag and one near your hand wash so you remember to moisturize after washing your hands too.
There’s a small range of O’Keeffe’s for dry lips, dry working hands, dry feet and a body lotion. The hand and foot cream I rate the most.
Healthy Feet Foot Cream
– BEST FOOT LOTION FOR EXTREMELY DRY SKIN
I have to stand by my recommendation for O’Keeffe’s Healthy Foot Cream mentioned in the Diabetic skincare blog post. The 1000s of before and after pictures of healed cracked heels on Amazon speak for themselves.
Plus, it’s a number 1 best-seller on Amazon for Foot Creams in the UK. Available in the US too.
It’s normal to get dry feet now and then, especially when the feet have the thickest skin on the body, but if they’re dry and cracked, they really need a good scrub using a pumice stone before moisturizing too.
✔ Heals cracked heal
✔ Ultra Moisturizing
✔ Smooths and softens skin
✔ Cheap & cheerful
❌ Runs out quick
Say Goodbye to Cracked Heels
For the price, you can’t go wrong, plus it introduced me to its hand cream.
Save money with a pack of 2. Available in a tube or tub.
Show your skin some love and don’t forget to moisturize within 30 seconds of stepping out the shower, exfoliating your body daily, and your face weekly.
Having eczema and dry, sensitive skin myself, I find an oil-based balm definitely works best for dry areas.
Drinking enough water always helps keep you hydrated inside out too.
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