17 Best Ointments, Moisturizing Balms, and Salves for Dry Skin
Finding the perfect balm or ointment formulation for you is a lot like buying jeans: You can never really have too many, prices run the gamut, and once you fall for one, you’ll find it somehow fixes everything, like the signature distressed Levi’s that never let you down. Speaking of which, the aforementioned skin saviors rarely ever do — fail you, that is — as they’re specifically designed for soothing, nourishing, and repairing even the dryest, most distressed skin types. What’s more: They’re especially superb at healing chapped lips, smoothing flaky spots, soothing irritation due to shaving, and alleviating burns or skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis.
When it comes down to it, though, balms and ointments are beneficial to have on hand, whether you have skin condition or not, because they have so many different uses. For instance, you can use certain ones to smooth down flyaway hairs or add extra sheen to your cheekbones like a makeshift highlighter.
Without further ado, find some of our tried-and-true staples as well as a few new formulas we’re currently falling for. Pick up any one of these healing wonders and thank us later.
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