There are a number of different kinds of moisturizer that are used to treat dry skin. The differences in these kinds of moisturizers are usually based on what part of the body the moisturizer is intended for and if the dry skin moisturizer is also intended to treat any other skin conditions such as acne, signs of aging, or rosacea. There are dry skin moisturizers that are intended for use specifically on the feet, on the hands, or both. There are other moisturizers that can be used all over the body. Finally, there are also kinds of moisturizers for dry skin that are meant to be used just on the face and neck.
Some skin conditions can be treated along with dry skin. There are a number of kinds of dry skin moisturizers that are formulated so that the skin's suppleness, firmness, and elasticity is improved while the dry skin is treated. Other dry skin moisturizers help to fade age spots. There are also moisturizers that can work to improve the condition of dry skin while also helping to reduce breakouts and fight acne.
When it comes to dry skin moisturizer for the face, it is common for skin care companies to sell one kind of moisturizer that is meant to be worn during the day and another kind of moisturizer that can be worn at night. Dry skin moisturizers for the day are usually a bit lighter and are meant to keep the skin hydrated but not oily. These are usually formulated so that they can be worn under makeup without causing the cosmetics to cake or run. Dry skin moisturizers for night are usually a bit thicker because they are applied to the face before bed and the wearer doesn't have to worry about her skin becoming too shiny or the moisturizer interfering with her makeup.
There is also a range of intensities when it comes to dry skin moisturizers. There are some very intense dry skin moisturizers that are almost as thick as paste that are meant for extremely dry skin that might also be cracked or chapped. There are even prescription-grade dry skin moisturizers for people who are suffering from severe or chronic dry skin. There is also quite a range when it comes to the price of dry skin moisturizers. Some that are available in pharmacies and drug stores are quite affordable, while there are also boutique brands that are quite pricey.