The change in seasons from fall to winter often means a change in your face lotion, especially if you have dry skin. While lighter moisturizers can work for summer and fall, it’s a good idea to switch to a more hydrating lotion to keep away the tightness and itchiness that winter can cause. It isn’t necessary to spend a lot on moisturizers. There are plenty of options for lotions at the drugstore.
Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream
A highly moisturizing, soothing face lotion is Cetaphil Moisturizing Cream, $10.79, Target. It is fragrance free and perfect for those with ultra-dry skin. It also works well for sensitive skin as it does not contain petroleum or parabens. Keep in mind that it does contain alcohol. That doesn’t keep it from being very hydrating but some skin can react to it.
Cetaphil moisturizing cream is ideal as a nighttime moisturizer and not a daytime moisturizer. It’s thick and takes a while to sink into the skin.
Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion
Eucerin Everyday Protection Face Lotion, SPF 30, $13.98, amazon.com, is an ideal lotion to wear during the day due to the broad-spectrum sunscreen. It’s oil free and does not seem to contribute to breakouts. This is best for moderately dry skin. It may not be moisturizing enough for very dry skin. It wears smoothly under makeup.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizer, Ultra Calming
Aveeno Daily Moisturizer, Ultra Calming, $16.79, drugstore.com, is ideal for sensitive skin that is prone to dryness and redness. With prolonged use, it will help clean your complexion and soothe redness. Oatmeal, chamomile, and feverfew are the ingredients that will calm down the redness. It offers SPF 15, which keeps skin protected during the day. This moisturizer also wears well under makeup.
- Give your skin a break from the chemicals and don’t wear face lotion that contains sunscreen at nighttime.
- Try only washing your face once per day using a hydrating face cleanser.