What ingredients should I look for when choosing a body lotion for my severely dry skin?
Seek out formulas that contain lactic acid, petrolatum, silicone, and glycerin. These all help the skin's barrier attract and retain moisture, as well as soften the skin. Try Eucerin Dry Skin Therapy Everyday Protection Body Lotion, $8.49; ulta.com.
Kenneth R. Beer, MD, FAAD is a board certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist. He is also the founder or ScientificSkin.com, a skincare line created to combine the best ingredients with the most advanced science to help the skin look and feel its best at any age.