If you've ever felt the discomfort of extremely dry skin, you know it can be overwhelming. Whether this is from forgetting to moisturize, prolonged exposure to chlorinated water or steam rooms after a workout, or as a natural result of aging, there's hope for restoring moisture and natural glow moisture to your skin.

Lotions and body creams are designed to provide hydration and alleviate dry skin. However, if you've exhausted all other options and still can't find a body cream that effectively moisturizes your skin, it's highly likely that you haven't explored the Vaseline product range

Our skin-loving range of body creams and lotions are designed specifically to relieve dry skin. Choosing a body cream that is specifically formulated to alleviate dry skin is important. This includes knowing and choosing one that is formulated with the right ingredients that can effectively nourish and restore your skin's moisture and natural glow.

Within our selection of body creams and lotions, you'll find a wide range, from intensive care to dry skin repair. These products are enriched with skin-nourishing and moisturising ingredients that help to maintain the skin's protective barrier, leaving it feeling soft and smooth and looking healthy.

What Causes Dry Skin?

Dry skin can be attributed to various factors, some of which we have control over, while others are beyond our control. For a better understanding of the causes behind dry skin, It is important to know that there is a difference between dry skin and dehydrated skin. I Dehydrated skin results from a lack of water or adequate hydration, while dry skin is characterized by a lack of natural oils Dehydrated skin is a temporary state caused by a lack of water on the skin, while dry skin is regarded as a skin type.

Factors such as natural aging, genetics, medical conditions, medication, hot showers, and the use of harsh products can all play a role in causing dry skin. This can result from a combination of several of these factors or from just one of them. While signs of dry skin may be common if you find that your dry skin condition is notably severe, it is highly advisable to seek a professional diagnosis from a licensed dermatologist.

The Benefits of Body Creams/Lotions for Dry Skin

Your skin deserves all the love and care that you can offer it. Taking care of your skin by consistently hydrating and using a moisturizer can help your skin stay and moisturized to reveal the skin's natural radiance. The benefits of moisturizing your skin speak for themselves; i.e., noticeable glow on skin, soft & smooth to touch, hydrated and healthy-looking skin. Here are some more benefits of using our body creams and lotions for dry skin.

Rehydrates Dry Skin

Dry skin can often result in a textured, itchy, and inflamed feeling. Applying a thick moisturizer helps to form a protective barrier on the skin's surface, preventing moisture from escaping from the skin, making moisturizers effective in alleviating dry skin. Our body creams are rich in emollients and formulated to include plant oils to help hydrate and promote healthy-looking skin , especially in winter.

Softens Your Skin & Soothes Rough Patches

Some moisturizers are enriched with plant oils such as coconut, argan, olive oil, and shea butter. These play a role in softening rough and dry skin, reducing visible dry patches.

The trick is to apply a generous amount of cream to the dry skin, especially areas like knees and elbows and allowing it to soak into the skin. By doing this, you are allowing the cream to absorb into your skin, ultimately softening it and soothing that dry skin.

Keeps Your Skin Healthy

Cleansing your skin rids it of dirt and impurities, however, when you’re done washing your skin it is at its most vulnerable because it’s bare and exposed. In order to maintain healthy skin, it's essential to apply moisturizer on damp skin, immediately after cleansing. This helps lock in moisture and prevents excessive dryness.

Makes You Feel & Smell Good

Self-care is a very important act of self-love. When you look after your body and your skin, you instantly start to feel good about yourself. Moisturising your skin can help your skin look more youthful, dewy, and plump; and there’s nothing better than feeling good in the skin you’re in. Most moisturisers are also lightly fragranced with gorgeous smells such as vanilla, coconut and more!

How Often Should You Apply Body Creams When You Have Dry Skin

While body creams/moisturisers may be effective in delivering all-day hydration, individuals may feel free to reapply as per their skin needs.

Body creams work by sealing in the moisture on your skin, making it easier to stay hydrated.

A skincare tip: To minimise water loss, it is advised to minimize the use of hot showers as it can worsen dry skin. It is recommended that individuals use lukewarm water to shower and moisturize with your Vaseline body cream, immediately after.

Featured products

Vaseline® Blue Seal Baby Fragrance-Free Petroleum Jelly provides gentle care for baby's sensitive, soft skin. View Baby Fragrance-Free Petroleum Jelly!

Vaseline® Blue Seal Original Petroleum Jelly is made with 100% pure petroleum jelly, triple-purified to lock in moisture for healing and protection.

Vaseline® Blue Seal Vitamin E Petroleum Jelly protects against dry skin and the effects of ageing, keeping your skin smooth and elastic.