Dry skin can often feel irritated, uncomfortable and tight when it is not nourished and hydrated with the perfect moisturiser.
The right product can relieve your skin, improving its appearance, reduce redness and ensure any makeup you choose to apply over the top glides over the skin rather than accentuating any dry patches.
What causes dry skin?
Although many of us may naturally have dry skin, external aggressors and our lifestyle choices can also contribute to the dry texture and appearance of our complexion. Cold weather, air conditioning and drastic changes in temperature can all cause redness, flaking and itching as they remove moisture from the skin, attacking its natural protective barrier.
Spending a long time in hot showers and baths can also draw the moisture out of the skin so it is best to keep hot water away from the complexion and only use lukewarm water when cleansing your skin.
Best Moisturisers for Dry Skin
We've collected together our favourite dry skin saviours to help you make the right choice when it comes to treating your dry skin.
- Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
- Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturiser
- NUXE Reve de Miel Ultra Comfortable Face Cream
- Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream
- Weleda Skin Food
- First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator
Treat your skin with the nourishing benefits of the Clinique Moisture Surge Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator. Thr rich gel-cream formula glides over the skin, deeply soothing your complexion and locking in moisture for a soft, hydrated appearance.
Although an oil-free formula, the Moisture Surge Intense Hydrator intensely moisturises and nourishes, leaving your complexion plump and silky soft for up to twenty-four hours.
Origins Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturiser
Replenish your skin with the Make A Difference Plus+ Rejuvenating Moisturiser from Origins. Enriched with Rose of Jericho, known as the 'Ressurection Plant', the moisturiser deeply hydrates parched, dry skin to reveal a hydrated, radiant complexion.
The Make A Difference Plus+ hydra-sustaining complex is infused with Lychee and Watermelon to support your skin's natural barrier to help maintain moisture balance and retain water in the skin.
NUXE Reve de Miel Ultra Comfortable Face Cream
Enriched with a combination of Wild Fruit Oils, Sunflower and Mango butters, the NUXE Reve de Miel Ultra Comfortable Face Cream deeply soothes and nourishes the skin.
Perfect for dry, sensitive skin, the Ultra Comfortable Face Cream relieves any feelings of irritation and tightness, smoothing your skin and reducing redness which may have appeared on your complexion.
NUXE Reve De Miel - Ultra Comfortable Face Cream For Dry and Sensitive Skin (50ml)4.79 Stars 14 Reviews£26.50
Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream
Transform your dry skin with the Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream. Specifically designed for extremely dry, sensitive skin types, the cream encourages the skin's natural repair process and reinforces its protective barrier.
Infused with comforting Vichy Thermal Spa Water and a healthy dose of Hyaluronic Acid, Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich Cream provides intense hydration, keeping your skin soft and supple for upto fourty-eight hours.
Beautifully light in texture, the cream is also a wonderful primer for makeup, helping your base products to apply smoothly and evenly.
Weleda Skin Food
Boasting many A-list fans, including Victoria Beckham, Weleda Skin Food has long been one of the industry's best kept skincare secrets. This intensely moisturising, deeply penetrating cream is a real treat for your skin.
A nourishing blend of Organic Sunflower Seed Oil, Pansy, Chamomile and Rosemary extracts intensely hydrates the complexion and creates a protective barrier, reducing the impacts of the cold winter air on your skin.
A little truly goes a long way with Skin Food. Simply warm up a hazelnut sized amount between your palms and massage into your skin.
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Fortified with Collodial Oatmeal, soothing Eucalyptus and Shea Butter, the Ultra Repair Cream soothes irritated and itchy skin, even improving the texture and appearance of eczema and psoriasis.
Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin, the rich whipped cream instantly sinks into the complexion, leaving no greasy film on the skin but simply leaving your skin deeply nourished and hydrated.