Lena posted a link on FD, which IMO well worth reading and I’ve heard of it couple of time. But anyway I want to quote the article so that I can look back into it when I need to. I dont copy the whole thing but most of it.
Skin Care Secret #1: All Moisturizers Are Created Equal.
The most important factor in how well a moisturizer works is not its special berry-juice-fish-oil-rare-tropical-flower-$15-dollar/ounce-ingredient. The most important factor in how well a moisturizer works is how you use it.
True, some moisturizers contain alpha hydroxy acids, humectants, or silicones which help soften, moisturize, and protect the skin respectively. However, any moisturizer, even simple mineral oil, can accomplish the basic tasks: 1. lock moisture in your skin and 2. provide a layer of oils to protect it. The important thing is to use it correctly.
1. Take a shower with warm (not hot) water. Use only non-soap cleansers, such as Dove, to wash. Real soaps strip natural oils off your skin unnecessarily.
2. Dry off by patting your skin with your towel.
3. While your skin is still damp from the water that has soaked into its absorbent outer layer, apply a thin coat of inexpensive moisturizer, such as petroleum jelly.
4. Repeat everyday for two weeks. You should go though at least one jar of petroleum jelly in that time.
5. After two weeks look closely at your skin. You will notice that it is smoother, healthier, and even younger looking (dry skin will wrinkle more easily and dull skin always appears older).
Anyway … got to do something else. Will get back to this article later.