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Fantastic Facial Creams, Part II: Dry Skin

Welcome back to my five-part series on Fantastic Facial Creams for your skin type. (What skin type do you have? Tell me here.) Yesterday, I gave you the best face lotions for oily skin, and today, we'll explore face creams for dry skin.

There are actually two kinds of dry skin: oil dry and water dry. Oil dry means that you don't have enough oil in your skin, so you'll want to use a cream that contains natural oils. Water dry means that your skin is dehydrated and typically manifests itself in fine lines all over your face. If this is your skin type, drink plenty of water and look for a product with a humectant. Here are my recommendations for both types of dry skin.

Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion ($9.89) is formulated to soothe and nourish water-dry skin. It has an oil-free, fragrance-free, and non-greasy texture, and it contains humectants that enrich your skin with moisture. It's also great for sensitive skin, since it contains no irritation-causing lanolins or parabens.

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Kiss My Face Lavender & Shea Butter Moisturizer ($4) is a body and face lotion in one. It contains calming lavender as well as shea butter, which will help cure and soothe oil-dry skin.

Estee Lauder Resilience Lift Extreme Ultra Firming Creme for Very Dry Skin ($70) is great if you aren't sure which type of dry skin you have. It's rich in nutrients and will help moisturize tired skin that needs a lift. It gives your face a shiny, healthy glow, and it contains SPF 15 for sun protection. Use in the morning and in the evening, and within four weeks, you should see notice younger-looking skin.

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