This post is all about dry skin treatments.
If you have predominantly dry skin or live in a dry climate, this post is for you! I have compiled my top 8 dry skin treatments I SWEAR by.
I have suffered from dry skin and eczema my entire life – after years of trial and error, I have come up with a list of my favorite products and tips that keep my skin in check.
This post will cover dry skin treatments for your face and body as well as preventative measures you can take to ensure your skin is properly hydrated.
1. Use a reliable body cream.
You should be using body cream every time you get out of the shower. The best body creams for dry skin aren’t necessarily the most expensive – I love Gold Bond’s Eczema Relief and it’s only $9! The four products below are ones I’ve personally tested and have worked for me.
2. Use a separate cream just for your hands and feet.
Your hands, feet, ankles, and elbow tend to be the driest parts of your body and need special care and attention. Carry hand cream in your bag and apply it after you wash your hands.
3. Invest in night cream.
Using a thicker night cream before bed will keep your skin hydrated throughout the night. If you sleep with the AC running or a window open this is a must. During the dry winter months, I use night cream most mornings, too.
4. Exfoliate weekly.
Bacteria builds up in our pores quickly and if we don’t exfoliate our skin on a regular basis, we are left with clogged pores and built up dead skin cells. I find using a dry brush every other day and a body scrub in the shower once a week works wonders – do a bit of trial and error to find your sweet spot as everyone is different.
5. Change with the seasons.
With new seasons come new needs for your skin. During the dry winter months, you need specific creams that provide extra hydration. Summer months aren’t as dry, so there’s not a need for using thick heavy creams everyday. Here are some lightweight products to use in the warmer months:
6. Use hydration masks (especially when traveling!)
Traveling is rough for those of us with dry skin. Drinking plenty of water throughout the flight and using a hydration mask during and after the flight are musts. During cold winter months, you should be using a hydration mask at least once a week.
7. Don’t neglect your lips
Dry skin doesn’t just affect your skin, it affects your lips too. A combo of a lip scrub and balm (in addition to drinking water) are key to having smooth, unchapped lips.
8. Maintain a Healthy Gut
If you have an unhealthy gut, it almost always shows up on your skin. Gut health not only affects your complexion, it affects your immune system, digestion, heart health, mood, and even brain function. If you suffer from eczema, try cutting out as many processed foods as you can and introducing a pre and probiotic. Probiotics add healthy bacteria to your gut, and prebiotics feed the healthy bacteria.
Some of my favorite pre and probiotics include: