* Light, non-greasy formulas
* Reduce redness, irritation and swelling
* Intensive moisturizers proven to work
Dry skin patches can show up anytime during the year, however during the colder winter months, they tend to be especially bad. These patches of rough, irritated and scaly skin can have many causes including simple allergies, dermatitis (eczema) and psoriasis, and can be chronic or short-lived.
While we may never know the reason for this sometimes uncomfortable condition, it is important to moisturize and hydrate your skin every day and treat any questionable areas immediately. Sometimes simply using a heavier treatment cream is enough to soothe and eliminate dry skin patches.
Below are a few creams, a hemp-based balm and a powerful Vitamin E oil, that depending on the severity of dryness, can help alleviate the symptoms and get you on your way to more comfortable, smoother skin.
1. CeraVe Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream
CeraVe Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream temporarily relieves itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation and rashes due to eczema. By combining the highest strength hydrocortisone available without a prescription and three essential ceramides, it goes beyond itch relief to help repair and restore the skin’s protective barrier. Dry skin essentials like hyaluronic acid and niacinamide are also included to retain the skin’s natural moisture all day long. Apply this cream to the affected area no more than 3-4 times per day.
CeraVe Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream, Pack of 3
2. Vanicream HC 1% Anti-Itch Cream
Vanicream is known for its products that are specially made for people with sensitive skin. Their Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream provides effective relief from itching associated with minor skin irritations, inflammation and rashes that can be caused by a number of ailments including psoriasis, detergents, insect bites and more. Free of dyes, fragrance and parabens, this cream is non-greasy, easy to spread and can be used on the face without worry of causing breakouts.
Vanicream 1% Hydrocortisone Anti-Itch Cream
3. Pure & Essential Minerals Hemp Seed Healing Balm
The Pure & Essential Minerals Hemp Seed Healing Balm is a natural and organic eczema treatment cream that gently repairs and nourishes the dry outer layer of skin and then penetrates deeper into your skin to hydrate, restore and regenerate skin cells. Its main ingredient is hemp seed oil, which is the highest plant-based form of omegas 3 and 6 essential fatty acids, which contribute to and are critical for skin’s optimum health. Other moisturizing organic ingredients, including aloe vera, coconut oil, lavender, tea tree oil, shea butter and many more, make up a super blend of skin-loving essentials that will help provide relief while naturally healing and soothing dry and cracked skin. Diaper rash, eczema, psoriasis, rosacea and razor burn can also benefit immensely from application of this balm.
Pure & Essential Minerals Organic Hemp Seed Oil
4. Bella Terra Oils Vitamin E Oil
Another all-natural, highly moisturizing option for dryness is Vitamin E Oil by Bella Terra Oils. This 100% pure, natural and organic antioxidant oil is known for softening skin, promoting skin elasticity and preventing stretch marks, and it is one of the main ingredients of many skincare products. Pure Vitamin E oil can be used on the face, skin, hair and scalp. By adding a few drops to your facial or body moisturizer, cleanser and/or makeup remover, this oil will moisturize, hydrate, replenish and even plump the skin’s appearance.
Bella Terra Oils Vitamin E Oil
5. Puriya Mother of All Creams
The Mother of All Creams by Puriya is a unique product that actively reduces pain, redness and swelling, in addition to providing instant relief from dry, cracked or flaky skin. This natural soothing ointment deeply hydrates and softens sensitive skin by strengthening the skin’s natural barrier function. This intensive moisturizer contains three main active ingredients including amaranth oil, which is a proven aid for relieving and deeply moisturizing the skin, aloe vera and shea butter for its high antioxidant content that further heals rough and damaged skin. Just apply to dry patches for relief after as few as three applications, according to reviewers.