Moisturizing. It's a chore, but the experts agree: If you don't do it regularly, your skin will suffer. But there are so many different kinds -- what's right for you? This quiz could give you a little more confidence in the moisturizer aisle.
Post-shower, you should pat (not rub) yourself dry and apply moisturizer within five minutes.
Yes, it's true -- if you have severely dry skin, creams and ointments are the way to go.
Petroleum jelly is highly moisturizing, but people tend to avoid it because they think it's too greasy.
Keratolytic moisturizers that contain lactic or salicylic acid are good for moisturizing and exfoliating.
Hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain water, so it does moisturize as it cleans.
Retinoids diminish signs of aging by increasing cell turnover. They might also build collagen.
Sodium lauryl sulfate, a common ingredient in soap, actually dries the skin.
Tub moisturizers are thicker than bottled lotions, and thicker products are more moisturizing.
True. Other good ingredients for extra-dry skin are urea and ceramides.
It is strange to think about, but the thin skin on your hands responds to many ingredients in much the same way the face does.