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French Girls Swear By This Under-The-Radar Ingredient To Smooth & Hydrate Skin

 
When you’re dealing with ultra dry skin — be it cracked feet and rough elbows, or something more extreme like bumpy keratosis pilaris or scaly eczema rashes — classic moisturizing ingredients like glycerin and shea butter just won’t cut it. Enter urea, the hydrating powerhouse that’s renowned for treating more extreme dry skin conditions.

How To Use Urea

Not all urea products are created equal, however. Over-the-counter creams, lotions, and cleansers can contain anything up to a 40% urea concentration, with anything over 10% considered to be on the stronger side. According to board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rachel Nazarian, products with lower concentrations are used for their moisturizing and softening abilities, while stronger, higher concentrations are best for keratolytic activity and dissolving away thick or scaly skin (like with eczema or keratosis pilaris, aka those pesky chicken skin bumps on the back of your arms and/or legs).

 

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Source : The Zoe Report – French Girls Swear By This Under-The-Radar Ingredient To Smooth & Hydrate Skin Edited By, Jenna Igneri

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