Dry skin can be uncomfortable and downright unattractive. It often shows up as rough, red, and itchy patches in places of the body that show, such as your face, arms, hands, lower legs, and or ankles. But dry skin is also common on the soles of your feet, thighs, and your abdomen.
Very dry skin can lead to cracks and fissures in your skin. And because cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity, it often makes it worse in winter.
Some dry skin is hereditary. Some comes with aging, as natural skin oils diminish. Some can accompany medical conditions such as asthma or thyroid disease. You want to avoid skin care habits such as washing with harsh soaps, using sanitizing or harsh cleansing agents, and scrubbing can also cause or worsen dry skin.
Most dry skin issues are due to external causes, and your skin will respond well to healthy external skin care treatment. Just making a few adjustments to your daily skin care regimen can help. There are many things you can do to make dry skin smooth and supple, no matter what the causes are.
Dry Skin To Do’s to Keep Your Skin Hydrated
When you have flaky, itchy, dry skin, you want fast relief. Easing your dry skin isn't just about what you put on it. It also depends on how you clean your skin, the air around you, and even your clothes.
Treating dry skin is important because extensively dry skin can lead to dermatitis, a more severe inflammation of the skin.
A steamy shower feels good, but that hot water is not a good idea for your dry skin, so skip long, hot showers. Hot water strips natural oils from the skin faster than warm water, and you need that barrier to help trap moisture and keep your skin smooth and moist.
Long showers or baths result in dried out skin. So, it is highly recommended to limit yourself to a single 5- or 10-minute warm shower or bath each day. Keeping your skin hydrated is very important to having healthy, smooth and soft skin. Use a gentle cleanser with moisturizer like our Pink Grapefruit (with Blood Orange) Moisturizing Cleanser (Dry Skin).
Moisturize while skin is moist. Pat your skin with a towel after you shower or wash your face or hands, leaving it damp. Apply your moisturizer within three to five minutes of washing to lock moisture in your skin. Try our Pink Grapefruit & Coconut Water Intense Moisturizer (Dry Skin). Dry skin doesn't stand a chance with this INTENSE moisturizer! Our blend of hydrating pink grapefruit oil, watermelon seed oil, and organic coconut water will leave you seeing and feeling supple skin in no time.