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There are many strategies for coping with dry skin and applying a treatment containing occlusive ingredients is one of them.

Occlusive ingredients (sometimes referred to as emollients) work by covering the skin with a waterproof film that helps to minimize or prevent water loss. Occlusive ingredients include petrolatum, mineral oil and [Link Removed] such as dimethicone and cyclomethicone) and they are often found in moisturizers. While they tend to be well tolerated (and a boon to dry skin) they may clog pores or lead to breakouts in susceptible individuals.

There are many [Link Removed] If your dry skin is related to excessive moisture loss – low humidity, wind and extremes in temperature may be a cause – then occlusive ingredients are a good idea. Apply the formulation over slightly moist skin to lock in moisture. Using a combination of occlusive ingredients along with humectants (ingredients that attract moisture) delivers optimal results.

We stock [Link Removed] containing both occlusive ingredients and humectants at PharmacyMix.

Sharmani Pillay is a Registered Pharmacist who specializes in anti aging skin care and women's wellness. She owns and operates an online skin care store at [Link Removed]
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