Now that the weather is getting colder, skin is at a greater risk for dryness. Therefore, it is important to take extra care of skin during the winter season and maintain its moisture, using clinically tested and dermatologically recommended products such as the CeraVe skin care line (

Skin is the body’s outermost physical defense organ. It keeps harmful substances out and keeps essential organs and nutrients in. Therefore, when the skin is dry and cracked, it can compromise the defense barrier and lead to multiple complications. This is in addition to causing irritation and, at times, itchiness. Maintaining hydrated skin is also important when it comes to aging because dry skin is apt to form wrinkles at a faster pace.

In any given week, pharmacists receive a lot of questions about skin, skin care routine, and products to recommend. These can range from inquiries about protecting skin from sun damage and aging to keeping skin hydrated and healthy. A specific population who constantly struggles with dry skin are diabetics. Due to decreased circulation of blood to the extremities, diabetic patients are more prone to dry and cracked skin. Another demographic group that routinely frequents the pharmacy with skincare questions are women aged 16 to 20 years. This age group is more likely to experience acne and breakouts due to hormonal changes. Women aged 30 to 40 years are often interested in antiaging and skin damage–prevention products.

In addition, millions of people in the United States suffer from different types of eczema—a skin condition causing itchiness, redness, and inflammation. These individuals often come into the pharmacy looking for products to soothe their skin.

CeraVe has a wide selection of skin care products, each formulated to address a single or multiple skin concerns. It is skin care developed by dermatologists and is frequently recommended by pharmacists. The most recommended item in their line by pharmacists is CeraVe Moisturizing Cream. This product is useful for anyone with normal to dry skin to maintain moisture on daily basis. What separates this product from other OTC drugstore moisturizers is the presence of three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid.

Ceramides help restore and maintain the skin’s natural barrier, while hyaluronic acid attracts and retains moisture. CeraVe also offers a diabetic skin moisturizing line that includes Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief cream and Wash, and Diabetics’ Dry Skin Relief Hand and Foot Cream.

When it comes to acne and breakout prevention, CeraVe has many products specially formulated to target this problem. Their Acne Foaming Cleanser contains 4% benzoyl peroxide, which is an antiseptic and drying agent that is gentle on the skin at this low concentration. Combining this wash with CeraVe’s AM Facial Moisturizing Lotion and Sunscreen (SPF30) and PM Facial Moisturizing Lotion with niacinamide will help clear the skin and prevent further breakouts.

Lastly, CeraVe’s eczema care products, such as the Eczema Relief Creamy Oil with ceramides and safflower oil and the Hydrocortisone Anti-itch Cream, are very useful and effective in reducing inflammation and soothing itchiness. CerAve also has a variety of baby products to aid in hydrating dry skin due to cold weather (Baby Moisturizing Lotion) and preventing diaper rash (Baby Healing Ointment), all of which are free from parabens and fragrances.

There are many more products available from CeraVe, but these are just a few of the most widely recommended products by pharmacists. No matter what the skin concern might be, CeraVe is sure to have a product that addresses that need.

The content contained in this article is for informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. Reliance on any information provided in this article is solely at your own risk.

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