The Best Cream for Severely Dry Facial Skin

Keep even severely dry skin looking supple like Nicole Richie's with the right cream.

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You can't tell if you're the one screaming out in pain or if it's your face. That's pretty bad, but you swear up and down you didn't do anything crazy to it. Some girls have oily shine while others deal with severely dry facial skin. Give yourself (and your skin) some love and devotion. Using a cream for dry skin on a daily basis will lift your spirits and comfort your skin back to health.

Clinique Comfort on Call

Your skin needs some serious help and though you're doing all you can, products that promise to help seem to do more harm than good. Parched skin that is naturally sensitive and allergic needs a hypoallergenic product that won't upset your skin -- or your nerves. "Real Simple" recommends Clinique Comfort on Call. Editors explain that "this rich balm, which is free of all possible irritants, strengthens your skin's barrier and hydrates it with natural fruit extracts."

Korres Watercress Potent Moisturizer SPF 6

You moan and groan amongst friends when the number of candles on your birthday cakes starts to exceed 40. Though you're unsure about whether or not this creates a potential fire hazard, you know for sure that you are actually happy with your age. What's troubling you is that your skin isn't so convinced. Essence.com suggests Korres Watercress Potent Moisturizer SPF 6, explaining that it will "heal and nourish very dry and dehydrated skin."

Origins All-Purpose High-Elevation Cream Dry Skin Relief

"I'm talking the kind of severely dry skin that makes you want to hide under the covers," you say to friends. While you know even dry skin needs some healing time, you also have about 200 things to do within a day's time and can't stay indoors waiting for repair. "Allure" get this and loves Origins All-Purpose High-Elevation Cream Dry Skin Relief because it isn't greasy works on all body parts including "parched cheeks."

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant

Though you're busy during the day, at night ... you're staying in. "Allure" has just the thing with Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant. Perfect for moisturizing dry skin while you get your beauty sleep (it's "slightly sticky"), this product works for your face as well as your body. This "Allure" Best of Beauty 1996 and 1998 winner is also a favorite of makeup artists who "slick it on models' lips --- and even lids --- for a quick burst of moisture."

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