8 Beauty tips on how to fix dry skin 

Dry skin can be caused by many different things both internal and external. It can be genetic, or it can be caused by other conditions, like thyroid disease, allergies or asthma, but most often, dry skin is caused by external factors, such as cold weather, low humidity and the effects of central heating.

One of the most common causes of dry skin, however, is bathing and showering too frequently with harsh soap products. Too much washing and scrubbing with soap can leave the skin feeling dry and taught, and this is caused by too much oil having been removed from the surface of the skin. Sometimes dry skin condition can be worsened by the incorrect moisturizer application or the wrong choice of moisturizer that you use, so here are our top eight tips on how to deal with dry skin:

1. Moisturize more with age

Skin types vary considerably from person to person, but, as a general rule, the younger you are, the more natural oils your skin produces, so once you get a bit older be prepared to use more moisturizer more regularly to keep your skin from becoming dry.

2. Protect your hands

In cold weather, it’s not just gloves that you need to protect your hands from the chill wind. Apply a layer of silicone based hand cream before putting on your gloves to seal in the moisture as well. And don’t forget to re-apply every time you wash your hands.

3. Always moisturize after showering

Every time you shower, pat yourself down and then apply body oil or lotion while you are still damp. This will lock in the moisture and leave your skin feeling silky smooth.

4. Turn down the temperature

You don’t want to be cold in the winter, but heat literally sucks the moisture from your skin. Turn the central heating down a bit and avoid scolding hot showers or baths, and this will help to reduce the drying and flaking of your skin.

5. Don’t forget to moisturize at night

Most of us moisturize in the morning as a part of our daily routine, but don’t forget to do it at night, before you go to bed, too. During the day your face is exposed to the external aggressions (wind, cold weather, pollution) all day long, it can lose its vital moisture, so apply an emollient moisturizer for added hydration and nourishment while you sleep.

6. Avoid licking your lips

Dry, cracked lips can be annoying, painful and embarrassing. Try not to lick them though; this might give you some temporary relief, but it will only make them worse, as saliva contains enzymes that draw moisture out of the skin. Instead, apply your favorite lip balm (or shea butter) regularly instead of licking.

7. Exfoliate before moisturizing

Sounds pretty gross scraping dead skin from your body, but exfoliating before you moisturize will make sure that you are moisturizing your living skin and not the dead flakes instead.

8. Watch your diet

What you eat and drink can tremendously affect the condition of your skin, so be sure to drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated and make sure that you are getting enough omega 3 fatty acids, which are found in fish, linen oil and some nuts.

I hope you find these beauty tips useful.

Feel free to share your own tips on how to fix dry skin in the comment section below.

Stay beautiful!


  1. Issho Genki
    May 16, 2014 at 5:42 am

    Thanks for the tips! I’m in my late 20’s now but due to more exposure to the elements my skin looks a little bit older for my age. I’ve been doing moisturizing on a regular basis and I’ve changed a little stuff in my diet as well. Olive oil is particularly effective, and I’ve read it contains squalene, a naturally occurring substance in our bodies that helps keep moisture locked in. It’s also an antioxidant so yeah, it’s got a lot of benefits. I’m mindful though that I get pure olive oil, as some are being tainted cheaper oils. It’s amazing how little changes have big impacts.

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  3. Lindsay
    February 3, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on dry skin. Regards

  4. Kris
    January 26, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Great info. Thank you for writing.

  5. Anonymous
    January 21, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    Hi, ty for posting this!

  6. Anonymous
    January 17, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Thank you

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