Essential Tips For Healing Dry Skin

If you have dry skin, you know how irritating and itchy it can be. Winter months can be especially brutal when flakiness and dryness is at an all time high. And many moisturizers have too much fragrance and seem to make your skin even worse. We feel your pain. Managing dry skin certainly takes some finesse, but you can manage and heal it with the right habits and moisturizer. If you’re struggling to get relief from your dry skin, here are some tips that can help.

Thank you for sponsoring this post, Curél®! All opinions are our own.

 Use The Right Moisturizer

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Using an effective, quality moisturizer is your first defense against dry skin. It’s also best to use a moisturizer that doesn’t have artificial fragrance, as they can further irritate your skin. We recently had the opportunity to try Curél® HYDRA THERAPY Wet Skin Moisturizer and were thrilled with the results. This dermatologist recommended moisturizer is applied to wet skin after showering and immediately penetrates the skin for instantly moisturized, smoother skin.

Curél® HYDRA THERAPY works because after showering your skin cells expand, providing a more effective pathway for moisture to penetrate the skin. It also uses ceramides, which are vital to protecting the skin and maintaining its moisture barrier. . Applied to wet skin, before you towel off from a shower or bath, this moisturizer was immediately absorbed, with no stickiness. Our skin felt instantly smoother and less dry and flaky. It looked well hydrated and moisturized. Best of all, Curél® HYDRA THERAPY is fragrance free, absorbs completely and is grease-less, so you get all the moisture benefits without a greasy feeling. It has also received the National Eczema Association Seal of Acceptance™, so it’s approved for even the most sensitive skin.

This moisturizer is a steal and works better than other moisturizers we’ve used that cost twice as much. Ready to finally heal your skin and try Curél® HYDRA THERAPY Wet Skin Moisturizer yourself? Head over to the official Curél® website to learn more and to find a retailer near you.

Steps for Showering

We know how tempting it can be during cold winter months to take extra hot showers. It may feel good, but ultimately it will irritate and dry out your skin more. Instead, take shorter, mild showers to avoid drying out your skin. If you’re already suffering from dry, itchy legs, it’s best to skip shaving. Instead of shaving daily, try every other day. Shaving can further cause dryness, irritation and itching. While in the shower, make it a point to exfoliate. Using a loofah or sponge to gently exfoliate your body from head to toe will help remove dead skin cells, which can build up and cause more itching and flakiness. After  you hop out of the shower , make sure to rub on the Curél Hydra Therapy – your skin is primed to absorb this great lotion and I found that my legs were smoother than ever!

Drink Plenty of Water

Most of us are not drinking enough water daily. Our epidermal layer is our largest organ and relies on plenty of hydration to stay healthy. By increasing your water intake you are effectively moisturizing your body from the inside out. Make sure to get the recommended 8 glasses of water per day.

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60 Comments
  1. I moisturize after I shower. I also stay out of the sun.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. I use Curel and drink lots of water.

  4. Julie Wood says:

    I drink plenty of water, shower for 5 minutes, use a good moisturizer on my skin after getting out of the shower.

    jewelwood55(at)gmail(dot)com

  5. Julie Wood says:

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  6. I keep my skin looking fresh and healthy by exfoliating regularly, applying lotion, and using sunscreen! yarbr012 at gmail dot com

  7. Elena Istomina says:

    I use coconut oil and Curel

    elena150980 at yahoo dot com

  8. I add a little baby oil to my bath and moisturizer afterwards.

  9. steve weber says:

    I make sure I have moisturizer in all the products I use

    groogruxking40 @gmail dot com

  10. latanya t says:

    I use quality skincare products and drink water.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  11. Chrissy R. says:

    I make a concerted effort to drink a lot of water and eat healthy because that definitely helps my skin. I do still have dry skin though so I often use lotion but haven’t found a favorite yet. I definitely want to try Curel Hydra Therapy because it sounds awesome!

  12. I put on SPF lotion every day to keep my skin looking fresh and healthy.

    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

  13. To keep my skin looking fresh and healthy, I exercise, eat clean and ear sunscreen.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  14. latanya t says:

    I try to eat a balanced meal and drink plenty of water.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

  15. Susan Smith says:

    To keep my skin looking fresh and healthy, I exercise, eat healthy, and put on lotion daily.

    s2s2 at cox dot net

  16. Lisa Brown says:

    Keep it hydrated and wear sunscreen daily

  17. Patricia Colletti says:

    I kee0 my skin healthy by following a regimen of cleanser, toner, exfoliation, and moisturizer with sunscreen

  18. I moisturize at night so the cream stays on.

  19. i use a moisturizer with SPF in it

  20. I keep my skin healthy by staying hydrated and using moisturizers, especially in the winter months.
    jlammers002 at woh dot rr dot com

  21. Francine Anchondo says:

    Drink lots of water and lotion.

  22. Nicole Martin says:

    I use lotion after every shower and use coconut oil once a week.

  23. twenteries says:

    I’m good about moisturizing my face, but need to be better about all-over moisturizing!

  24. To keep my skin fresh and healthy, I use a body oil after showers, and also try to eat healthy fats.
    maddiembrubaker (at) gmail {dot} com

  25. I use lotion and drink lots of water

  26. Jennifer W says:

    I moisturize every day to keep my skin healthy.

  27. I don’t! My skin is really dry! I do use lotion after my bath – maybe I need to try Curel.

  28. After a shower or a bath I apply a good moisturizer all over.

    eswright18 at gmail dot com

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