Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
166 Doctors are Online

As the winter has finally come, I would like to

DOCTOR OF THE MONTH - Jan 2014
Jan 2014
User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Dermatologist
Practicing since : 2002
Answered : 6981 Questions
Question
As the winter has finally come, I would like to know best body lotion and lip care products that I should use to keep my dry skin well moisturized..
Also, I want to know what ingredients I need to look for before buying a product such as body lotion or lip care products...
Posted Tue, 28 Nov 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
 
 
Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 53 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Remedy for dry skin and dry lips

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us.

I am Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologists and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.

For winter dry skin you may use a moisturizer with one or more of the following ingredients like light liquid paraffin, white soft paraffin, glycerin, squalane, vitamin E, Cetearyl alcohol, hyaluronic acid etc e.g either Moisturex soft lotion or Oilatum cream/lotion, Venusia lotion, Cetaphil moisturizing lotion etc.

However, for severely dry skin like in ichthyosis and for cracked heels/ soles I usually suggest a moisture that contains ingredients with exfoliative as well as moisture retention properties like urea, ammonium lactate, lactic acid, glycolic acid, sodium PCA etc e.g Moisturex cream, Xerina Cream or Lacsoft lotion etc.

Dry lips are common in winters. For dry lips in winters, I suggest a lip balm with ingredients like liquid paraffin or petrolatum among others e.g Vaseline lip balm or NMF-e lip balm.

Besides these specific measures, I would suggest you keep your skin hydrated from within by drinking 2-3litres of water daily.

Regards

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
 
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask a Dermatologist

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor