How To Take Care Of Dry Skin

Dry skin can become itchy and flaky. When this happens it can make life very uncomfortable. If you're having problems with dry skin, you need to start taking action to relieve the symptoms. Just a few simple changes in your skincare routine can go a long way in helping to relieve your symptoms.

Bath and Shower Carefully 

If you're not careful, baths and showers can make dry skin worse. You need to find ways to keep the moisture in your skin. Make sure you are using a moisturizing soap on your skin. Check the ingredients of any cleanser that you are using and make sure that they do not contain harsh chemicals that will help to dry out your skin. Try to reduce your time in the shower as much as possible. 

The longer you stay in, the dryer your skin may become. Once you have finished showering try not to rub your skin dry. Instead, you should gently blot your skin, to take off the excess water.


When you have dry skin, a good moisturizer is a lifesaver. You should make sure that you put on your moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower or bath. You want to make sure that you are trapping moisture on your skin as soon as possible. If you can, try using a moisturizer that is specifically geared toward dry skin.

Ointments and creams are usually more effective at retaining moisture on your skin than other types of moisturizers. You can ask your dermatologist to recommend one to you if you're not sure which choice of moisturizer to make.

Change the Atmosphere

Moisture or lack of it in a room can have a significant impact on your skin. One way in which you can add moisture to the atmosphere is simply by using a humidifier. You may have a humidifier in your home heating system. If you don't have a humidifier in your home heating system you can purchase one independently. Adding moisture to the air, especially in a room that you use often, is a great way to make sure that you keep dry skin at bay.

Alleviating dry skin does not have to be difficult. With just a few simple changes to your lifestyle, and by selecting the right products you can significantly reduce the symptoms of dry skin. If you need help selecting products such as moisturizers be sure to ask your dermatologist for assistance.

Speak to a dermatologist to learn more.