Expert Tips and Body Products to Treat Dry Skin

Dealing with impossibly dry skin? Forget about constantly applying lotion. Here are a few quick and easy fixes that will leave your skin nourished and glowing.

Dealing with impossibly dry skin? Forget about constantly applying lotion. Here are a few quick and easy fixes that will leave your skin nourished and glowing.


Expert Tips and Body Products to Treat Dry Skin

Get Out of the Shower


Did you know that baths and showers can actually make dry skin worse? It’s scary but true! Fortunately, you can still keep clean without worrying about dry skin.

Just remember that it's really important to limit the amount of time you spend in the water. Anything more than 10 minutes in the shower or bath is going to dry your skin out, so keep it short and sweet.


Keep Your Cool


Even if you're just going in for a quick shower, keep the water cool. Ultra-hot water will instantly dry out your skin and cause irritation. Get into the habit of always using lukewarm water. If you can't bear a lower temp, adjust it slowly. Gradually making the shower cooler will make the change subtler.


Don’t Go Soap-Crazy


Never, ever use non-moisturising bar soaps. Such products strip all of the oils from your skin and leave a nasty coating. Instead, go for a gentle, hydrating cleanser, and use just a little bit. For skin seriously in need of a fix, we love La Roche–Posay Lipikar Replenishing Cleansing Oil.

Remember, you don’t need to lather up your whole body to get clean. A little bit goes a long way, whereas a lot will zap your skin’s natural oil.


Expert Tips and Body Products to Treat Dry Skin


Slather Up First Thing


As soon as you get out of the shower, gently pat your skin dry, and then immediately grab your moisturiser. Creams and lotions work by trapping moisture in your skin, so apply them when your body is at its most hydrated.


Ditch the Lotion


While there are some nice lotions out there with lovely scents, they aren’t meant for serious business. If you have truly dry skin, you need to work with ointments, creams, and oils. Packed with jojoba oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter, Jurlique Jasmine Body Cream is a top pick for soft, smooth skin.

If you're ready to upgrade to an oil, check out Aesop Geranium Leaf Hydrating Body Treatment. Made with Mediterranean-inspired botanicals, this oil is perfect for a head-to-toe massage that leaves you glowing.

PRO TIP: Never leave home without a non-greasy hand cream in your bag. Hand washing takes its toll on your skin. If you're dealing with chapped hands, use a good cream after every wash. For an on-the-go fix, we adore Aesop Resurrection Aromatique Hand Balm Tube.


Cover Your Hands


Gloves are more important than you might realise. Whether you're inside washing dishes or outside in cold weather, cover your hands. It's a quick and easy step that goes a long way in preventing dry skin.


Ask for Help


If you're dealing with chronic dry skin that never seems to get better, talk to your dermatologist. A number of minor but incredibly irritating conditions can be solved with a simple prescription ointment or cream.

 

Expert Tips and Body Products to Treat Dry Skin