Everything you Need to Know When Choosing a Moisturizer for Dry Skin

Dry skin consistently requires moisturizer to maintain a healthy, supple, and glowing skin. Dry skin’s natural moisture barrier always stays under threat, leading to dehydration, flakiness, and dullness, both in harsh, cold winds of winter or the dry, scorching heat of summer. That’s why, regardless of the season, adding a good quality moisturizer into your daily skin care routine keeps your skin healthy, glowing and supple. But before choosing the best moisturizer for dry skin, it’s really important to know what factors are important to consider and why moisturizers are essential for dry skin in every season.

The importance of Moisturizer for Dry Skin

If you dream of a soft, plump, and glowing skin then this dream can become a reality with the regular use of a moisturizer perfectly matching your skin’s needs. The importance of moisturizer for dry skin can be explained by the benefits it provides, which are too many to count on fingertips. However, some of the most important ones are mentioned below.

  • Hydration: As dry skin lacks the natural moisture level to maintain the elasticity and health of skin, so moisturizers provide the right hydrating and replenishing water content to skin for preventing skin from tightness and itchiness. Also, well hydrated skin looks glowing, healthy and plump.
  • Barrier Protection: Skin barrier acts as a protection against the harsh weather conditions, UV radiation, toxins, allergens and bacteria. In dry skin most of the time due to dehydration, itchiness and flakiness, the skin barrier is compromised. By using moisturizer regularly, it’s not only restored but also strengthened.
  • Anti-aging Benefits: Dry skin develops more fine lines and wrinkles due to unbalanced moisture level of skin. By keeping skin well hydrated & moisturized, the appearance of signs of aging can be reduced, promoting more youthful, glowing skin.
  • Improved Skin Tone: Dry skin appears rough and dull due to dead accumulated skin cells and patches. When applied regularly, moisturizers not only improve skin texture, but also helps to even out skin tone by reducing the appearance of flakiness, hyperpigmentation and redness.

Key Considerations When Choosing a Moisturizer

People with dry skin are prone to be more sensitive and allergic when compared to normal skin type. That’s why we advise you to consider key factors when choosing a moisturizer for dry skin to ensure that it effectively hydrates and soothes without causing any irritation.

  • Hydrating Ingredients

Best moisturizers for dry skin are those which contain powerful, hydrating ingredients that help to lock in moisture and restore the skin’s natural barrier.

Ingredients Benefits
Hyaluronic Acid –          Excellent humectant, retains up to 1,000 times its weight in water

–          Provides intense hydration to skin

–          Helps to maintain moisture balance and elasticity

Vitamin E–          Potent antioxidant, protects skin from free radical damage

–          Promotes skin healing and reduces inflammation

–          Moisturizes and strengthens the skin’s natural barrier

Glycerin –          Humectant that draws moisture from the air into the skin

–          Enhances hydration and keeps skin soft and supple

–          Helps to maintain the skin’s water balance

Aloe Vera –          Soothes and calms irritated or inflamed skin

–          Provides lightweight hydration without a greasy feel

–          Contains vitamins, minerals, and amino acids that promote skin health

Natural Oils –          Deep nourishment, moisturization, and replenish essential fatty acids in skin

–          Emollient properties, softens the skin

–          Strengthen the skin barrier and prevent moisture loss


  • Texture and Consistency

 After the ingredients, the texture and consistency are also important considerations when searching for a moisturizer for dry skin. Moisturizers with a rich consistency and a lightweight texture are perfect for dry skin as they provide intense, long-lasting hydration and form a barrier that locks moisture in.

 Golden Pearls Top Picks

 Golden Pearl Dubai offers a wide range of moisturizers, among which the best ones for dry skin during summer and winter season are recommended below:

 For summer  

  1. Oud Body Lotion

 The non-greasy and lightweight texture of Golden Pearl Oud Body Lotion makes it the best moisturizer for dry skin in the summer season. It melts easily into the skin without leaving any residue. Talking about its formulation, it contains the most powerful combination of potent ingredients – Hyaluronic Acid and Aloe Vera, to provide deep nourishment & hydration and retain moisture throughout the day, for giving your dry skin the healthy glow, suppleness and replenishment it deserves.          

  1. Soft Light Moisturizer

Golden Pearl face cream moisturizer is a must-have addition for people with dry skin. Because its gentle yet effective formula with a lightweight texture absorbs quickly in the skin, leaving it deeply hydrated, nourished and refreshed all day long without any oil residue on skin. Our R&D expert team has added Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil and Glycerin in its formula, to provide intense hydration to dry skin and keep its moisture level maintained while repairing skin barrier. 

For winter  

  1. Aloe Magic Moisturizing Lotion
    Dry skin in the winter season becomes extra dry and itchy due to cold winds and low humidity levels, stripping the skin of its natural moisture and leaving it feeling tight, flaky, and uncomfortable. Golden Pearl’s Aloe Magic Moisturizing Lotion here comes for the rescue as the best moisturizer for dry skin in winters as the magical combo of Aloe Vera and Vitamin E in it provides deep moisturization and locks it in for keeping the skin glowing and plump all day. While Vitamin B3 and Aloe Vera together reduce the itchiness and redness due to dryness while soothing the skin.
  2. Skin Therapy Moisturizing Cream – Multivitamins & Coconut Oil
    Golden Pearl Skin Therapy Moisturizing Cream has a thick consistency and smooth texture which makes it a best moisturizer for dry skin. The blend of Multivitamins and Coconut Oil in it delivers essential nutrients to dry skin, replenishes and maintains moisture level, repairs the damaged skin barrier due to dryness, deeply hydrates the skin to make it silky smooth, and restores skin’s natural glow and vitality.  

Tips for Maximizing Moisturizer Effectiveness

  • Always apply moisturizer to slightly damp skin, as this helps to lock in the moisture that is already on your skin, enhancing the hydration effects.
  • Gently massage the moisturizer into your skin using upward, circular motions. It improves absorption and stimulates blood flow, promoting a healthy glow.
  • Regularly apply your moisturizer twice a day, this helps in maintaining skin’s moisture levels and strengthens skin’s barrier.
  • It’s best to choose your moisturizer according to season as in colder months, a rich consistency formula works best while in warmer weather, switch to a lighter moisturizer.
  • Extend your moisturizing routine to your neck and hands. These areas are also prone to dryness and show signs of aging more quickly if neglected.
  • Keep your body hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day. Hydrated skin starts from within, and adequate water intake supports overall skin health.
  • Hot water can strip your skin of its natural oils, leading to increased dryness. Use lukewarm water when cleansing and bathing to preserve your skin’s moisture barrier.

The Final Words 

In order to maintain dry skin’s vitality and health, it’s really important to provide it with hydration and moisturization throughout the year. The texture and consistency can be switched from thick to lightweight with season change, but you cannot skip the regular use of moisturizer if you want to keep your skin youthful and glowing.