Dry skin is something that so many of us struggle with on a regular basis. That’s largely due to the fact that there are so many factors that can cause the all too familiar and undesirable dry skin symptoms of cracked, flakey, rough and uncomfortable skin.

Fortunately, there are a host of remedies to help restore dry skin and leave you with soft, smooth, moisturised skin that feels lovely to be in. And at Vaseline, you know that helping to restore healthy, happy, hydrated skin is what we’re all about. So we’re sharing our list of tips and tricks to help you get rid of dry skin.

How to Alleviate Dry Skin

When trying to treat dry skin, a great place to start is by targeting the factors that may be causing your skin to become dry, so that you know the factors to avoid, limit or eliminate where you can.

Causes of Dry Skin

There are a number of factors that can lead to dry skin, with the most common ones being:

  • Harsh skin care products
  • Harsh weather conditions
  • Excessive cleansing
  • Hot showers or baths
  • Low humidity

Tips on How to Eliminate Dry Skin

We know eliminating dry skin can be quite a task. From hours of online searching to try to find skin care solutions, testing the products to try to find one that actually works for your skin type and needs, to remembering the causal factors of skin dryness to avoid. It can all be exhausting.

So, here are our top tips on how to eliminate dry skin so that you can achieve sensationally soft, smooth, moisturised skin.

1. Rethink Your Cleansing Routine

It may sound a little odd, but when it comes to your cleansing routine, it can be a major cause of dry skin - if you’re not doing it right. So, first, you need to examine your cleansing products to make sure they don’t contain ingredients that are harsh on your skin and can strip it of moisture, like denatured alcohol.

Then, you need to work on the temperature of the water you’re using, ensuring that it’s not too hot, as hot water can also strip away moisture from your skin. And lastly, make sure you don’t scrub your skin too hard as you wash, lest you damage your skin barrier and cause your skin to become dry.

2. Lock the Moisture In

Once you’re done getting squeaky clean, don’t spend too much time basking in that after-shower glow because you need to get busy sealing the moisture into your skin. For this, you can apply an occlusive moisturiser like our Vaseline Original Petroleum Jelly to damp skin after bathing. An occlusive is a moisturising agent that forms a barrier on your skin to seal in moisture and prevent moisture loss. So apply your Vaseline to damp skin once you’re done bathing to lock in the moisture.

You can also combine your Vaseline jelly with our other moisturising lotions and creams to amplify the moisturisation. So consider starting with our Vaseline Intensive Care Advanced Repair lotion, then layer on your trusted petroleum jelly.

3. Manage the Humidity Levels

If you live in a dry climate, use indoor heating or are often in spaces with low humidity, the hot, dry air could be causing your dry skin. If you’re wondering, ‘how can I hydrate my skin fast?’ in low humidity zones, try using a humidifier when you’re in these dry environments to put some moisture back into the air.

4. Stay Hydrated

As dry skin is the result of the loss of moisture in the skin layer, it makes sense that dehydration could be a contributing factor to your dry skin. So, drink lots of water to stay hydrated and help hydrate your skin too.

5. Use a Moisturiser for Dry Skin

To repair your skin barrier, replenish the moisture lost and restore your skin to its gorgeous, hydrated glory, you need to use a moisturiser that’s formulated with a host of skin-loving ingredients, to treat dry skin. Fortunately, we have just the solution with our Vaseline Dry Skin Repair Moisturising Body Cream. This hydrating body cream locks in moisture to strengthen your skin's natural barrier, while moisturising deeply to help soothe and restore dry skin, for soft-to-the-touch, moisturised skin.

With these tips on how to prevent dry skin and how to address it when it occurs, you no longer have to feel dread-filled when you have to deal with dry skin. Simply sit back and let our tips and nourishing Vaseline skin products for dry skin do the rest. Forget about all the products that wouldn’t work before and restore healthy, happy, hydrated skin with Vaseline.

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