Of all the five basic skin types – Normal, Dry Oily, Combination, and Sensitive, most people believe dry skin is the absolute worst to deal with. What with the itching, flaking, wrinkling, cracking, and even bleeding, it can be a lot to handle sometimes. Having dry skin can be challenging, especially if not properly managed. But then, I bring good news to everyone with dry skin. Here are simple and easy steps to have a more radiant-looking skin.

Use Warm Water to Bathe.

Generally, very hot or cold water is considered too harsh for the skin. While hot water tends to strip your skin of its natural oils and make it even drier, the cold water could result in irritation and further skin dryness. For this reason, dermatologists recommend lukewarm water to help retain some of your natural oils and prevent further dryness.

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Use Rich Moisturizers Instead Of Lotions.

Moisturizers such as Ointments and Creams are more efficient and less irritating than lotions. Go for creams and ointments which contain essential oils like olive oil or organic jojoba oil. Shea butter is also a good remedy for dry skin. For better efficacy, apply cream within a few minutes of bathing to retain moisture.

Explore The Wonder Of Natural Oils.

Natural oils are great moisturizers and help to recreate the natural skin barrier, which is sometimes damaged when frequent washing with drying soap strip the skin of its natural protective oils. Some essential oils to try out include coconut, olive, jojoba, argan, and avocado oils. You can also apply a small amount to your skin after a shower to keep it soft and moist.

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Tap Into The Power Of Aloe Vera.

For years, aloe vera has been a component of many skin care products because of its rich nourishing and moisturizing powers. It also helps to alleviate irritations resulting from excessive dryness and is thought to be a suitable remedy for sunburn. You can apply aloe vera gel directly to your skin or add it to your cream.

Pamper Your Skin With Gentle Products.

Some heavily scented skincare products can be too harsh for dry skin. Dermatologists generally advise persons with very dry skin to avoid using deodorant soaps and products containing alcohol, fragrance or Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA), in order to help the skin retain its natural oils. So go for milder and softer skincare products.

Be A Friend Of Hand Creams.

Hand creams should be your best friend if you have dry skin. Especially in this period of a global pandemic where handwashing is at its peak, there is a tendency for your hands to feel dry after washing even if you have normal or oily skin. As such, hand creams are usually recommended to keep your hands soft and moisturized always.

Wear A Lip Balm.

Lip balms are a sure remedy for dry lips. They keep your lips from cracking and leave them feeling fresh and soft. Choose a suitable lip balm that feels good on your lips and apply regularly.

Apply Coconut Oil Before Bed.

Coconut oil is one of the well-known and researched natural oils. It has been proven to have great beneficial properties for the body including the hair and skin. Being that coconut oil turns solid at room temperature, it is a great moisturizing cream anytime, especially at bedtime.

Make Water Your Best Friend.


It is very important to take lots of water for all-round wellbeing. Water is also vital for your skin as it leaves your body hydrated and moisturizes your skin from the inside.

Follow these simple tips and maintain a healthy diet, then watch your skin glow from within!