The Right Moisturizer Kritika Ponia June 30, 2011 Beauty Buying the right moisturizer for dry skin can be challenging. There are so many products in the market today that most of us are left clueless. Thankfully, there are a certain guidelines using which we can determine the best moisturizer for our skin type. You should start with learning what the essential ingredients of moisturizers are. Glycerine, urea, vitamins, proteins, petrolatum, lanolin, mineral oil and propylene glycol are the main ingredients. Moisturizers for dry skin generally have AHA or Alpha Hydroxy Acid. This ingredient works to get rid of all the dead cells in the skin. Thus, if you have dry skin, buy moisturizers containing AHA. Firstly, choose reputable brands. Don’t go for cheap products just because they are cheap on your pocket. They could damage your skin. Next, choose a moisturizer that gives you sun protect too. Sun damage can be disastrous. You must thus be careful. It might be difficult to find a moisturizer with SPF 30 sun protect but you can find one after a little bit of searching. Vitamin A is extremely good for your skin. So before going to bed, moisturize your skin with a retinol based lotion. Don’t apply this when you go out. Apply it only during night time. Be careful and buy from a good retailer or it will do more harm than good.