May 26, 2014
Health Tip: Choosing a Moisturizer
Creme or ointment is preferred over lotion
(HealthDay News) -- A moisturizer can help keep skin healthy, but it's important to choose the right one.
The American Academy of Dermatology offers these suggestions:
- Look for a cream or ointment versus a lotion for more moisturizing power. The former are less irritating.
- Choose ointments or creams that contain oils such as jojoba or olive oil.
- Look for other beneficial ingredients including mineral oil, glycerin, lanolin, dimethicone, lactic acid, urea or hyaluronic acid.
- If you have sensitive skin, avoid products with deodorant, fragrance or alcohol.