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The ingredients that your skin needs and where to find them

Do you suffer from dry flaky skin year round? Are you tired of trying lotion after lotion with no relief? Stop wasting your money and instead look for lotions that have the following ingredients in them. These are the ingredients that your body craves the most and are the best ingredients necessary to combat dry skin.

Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream
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Ceramides: These are lipid molecules that are found in the membrane of skin cells that are credited with helping to prevent moisture loss, maintain and restore the skin barrier and makes sure that moisture stays locked in. Ceramide containing products include Aveeno Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, CeraVe Moisturizing Lotion and Gold Bond Ultimate Restoring Lotion.

Essential fatty acids: Better known as healthy fats, these act as the fuel for cells to continue experiencing biological processes, like miniaturization. Without miniaturization the skin will cease to look healthy and its appearance will be ruddy. Unfortunately the body doesn’t produce these fatty acids naturally so we need to look elsewhere for them like in Omega-3 foods like salmon and walnuts. Lotions that contain Shea butter and other oils like olive oil and almond oil also contain essential fatty acids. Essential fatty acids products include Eucerin Soothing Lotion 12% Omega, Reviva Labs Nourishing Cream and Philosophy When Hope Is Not Enough Omega 3-6-9 Replenishing Body Lotion.

Sodium PCA: This humectant is found naturally in your skin and helps to bind water to cells by being able to hold several times its weight in water. By doing this it keeps our skin lubricated and healthy looking. Also Sodium PCA helps in the anti aging process and reduces inflammation. Look for products that contain algae and seaweed like Dove Intensive Firming Cream with Seaweed, La Mer Reparative Body Lotion and H20 Spa Sea Moss Replenishing Body Lotion.
Glycerin, glycols, and polyols: All humectants, these ingredients pull in moisture and help to retain it in your body so your skin stays hydrated and healthy looking. Polyols which are commonly know as a sugar substitute when used in lotions they provide elasticity and humectant properties without causing skin irritations. Products that contain glycerin, glycols and polyols include Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream, Gly Derm Lotion and MD Forte Facial Lotion.

Hyaluronic Acid: This is the best ingredient you can have in your lotion. It's quick adsorbing, keeps collagen and elastin in check, acts as a cushion and lubricant and reverses the effects of free radical damage. Its' perfect for all skin types since hyaluronic acid is a non oily ingredient. Products that include hyaluronic acid include Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Recovery Complex II, Indeed Labs Hydraluron Moisture Booster and L'Oreal Paris Revitalift Triple Power Day Lotion.

For information on the aforementioned products including additional ingredients and where to purchase visit each respective site by clicking on the product.

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