The Best Lotions for Your Dry Skin

by Leigh Ann Otte

If your skin is so rough you could sand an alligator with it, we’ve got the help you’ve been looking for: how to get the moisture back in!

“Low humidity is the culprit” in winter-weather flakiness, says pharmacist Charles D. Ponte. He recommends using a humidifier and sealing in moisture directly after a bath. Some people also use bath oils or colloidal oatmeal in the water, he says.

But we know what you’re really wondering about: lotion. How to choose? Dermatologist Francesca J. Fusco says a lotion with glycerin, applied immediately after bathing, will help seal in moisture best. Ingredients that also work well include lanolin, squalene, petrolatum, olive oil and sesame oil, she says.

Learn more and get all sorts of skin-health tips in this week’s featured article, “Best Lotions for Dry Skin (and More Skin-Health Tips).” You’ll learn about chapped lips, shampoos, hangnails, toenail fungus and even sweat.

What’s your favorite lotion for the winter?

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Leigh Ann Otte is the managing editor of MyFamilyDoctorMag.com.

This information is not meant to be individual advice. Please consult your doctor for that. See our disclaimer here.

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  2. Chuck Says:

    Where can you find lotions with glycerin?

  3. lotte Says:

    Hi, Chuck. To my knowledge, lotions with glycerin are pretty common. I think you can find them wherever you buy lotion. Just look at the ingredients.

    Leigh Ann Otte
    Managing Editor, MyFamilyDoctorMag.com

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