5 Ingredients that dry your skin

Dry skin is an irritating skin condition where the skin is stripped of its moisture. There are some ingredients in creams and lotions can make the skin dry and lack moisture.

If you want to safeguard your skins moisture then it is best to avoid skin care creams with the following ingredients:

  • Alcohol

Most skin products contain alcohol as it is the ingredient that helps other ingredients in lotions and creams to penetrate into the skin.

People with dry skin should choose products with lesser content of alcohol in it.

  • Benzoyl Peroxide

This is one of the favorite ingredients of dermatologists to treat acne, pimples and other skin conditions. It is pretty harsh and if not applied carefully and in proper control on dry skin can cause negative reactions such as peeling, rashes, burning, itching and redness.

  • Retinoids

Retinoids are ingredients usually used to treat acne, pimples, wrinkles and other skin conditions like warts and psoriasis.

Retinoids are very harsh on the skin and if applied to dry skin can cause further irritation.

  • Salicylic Acid

Salicylic acid is good for the skin if used in moderation. It exfoliates and softens the skin. If you have dry skin you have to be careful to use it as it can irritate your skin if used in excess.

  • Fragrances and other preservatives

This is one of the top reasons for skin allergies. Fragrances and preservatives can irritate your skin and dry it out making it a dry and flakey mess.


Remember to read the labels carefully and try to avoid these ingredients if you have dry or parched skin. You can also see if you can get your creams and lotions with least composition of these ingredients.Do not let these ingredients rob your face of its glow by killing the moisture in it.

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Elmira is a full-time health writer at CompleteHealthNews.com where she educates and advises on how to lead a healthy life from eating to getting into fitness. She completed her master’s degree at Columbia University. Her blogs are evidence-based, not opinionated. Her articles are based on a diabetes diet, weight loss, fitness, skincare, and mental health. She believes in healthy eating and also encourages her readers to lead healthier, more balanced lives. She devotes time to implement a healthy lifestyle every day.