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Tips on Dealing With Dry Skin On the Body - Chest, Back, Feet

During the days when you make an effort to thoroughly clean your home, you may reach a moment where you run out of steam before accomplishing the job that you set out to do. And at that point, leaving that hard-to-reach cabinet top that nobody is ever tall enough to see becomes very tempting, because at the end of the day, no one’s going to see it anyway – right?

Well, while you may get away with leaving that cabinet top a little dusty until your next cleaning session, when it comes to keeping our skin happy, hydrated and looking healthy, we need to exercise a lot more care. The skin is an amazing organ, and as powerful as it is, it’s still vulnerable to external influences – harsh weather, harsh products, low humidity. These external external influences may compromise the skin's protective barrier, causing skin to lose moisture and work against your skin, causing it to become dry.

The reality is that while dry skin is something so many of us experience, none of us desire to deal with dry skin. Fortunately, thanks to Vaseline’s range of deeply moisturising creams, keeping dry skin at bay and restoring your skin’s natural radiance is simple. So read our tips below todiscover how Vaseline can assist you in addressing dry skin in the often-overlooked areas of your body.

What Are the Causes of Dry Skin?

Dry skin occurs when the skin does not retain enough moisture to maintain itself and function optimally. So if you’ve been wondering, ‘what is your body lacking when you have dry skin?’, the simple answer is moisture. When the skin is dry, you can develop signs of dry skin including:

  • Flaking
  • Cracking
  • Itching
  • A visibly ashy appearance

Dry skin can lead to sensations of tightness and discomfort. Therefore, it is essential to address its root causes to maintain healthy and vibrant skin. However, without a clear understanding of the factors contributing to the issue, preventing or effectively treating it can be challenging. Let's explore some of the most prevalent causes of skin dryness:

  • Harsh cleansers
  • Low humidity
  • Harsh weather
  • Excessive washing

To deal with dry skin patches, limiting your exposure to harsh cleansers and weather, as well as the other causes of dry skin, will go a long way in helping to prevent your skin from becoming dry.  However, when you find yourself already dealing with dry skin issues, you require the support of dry skin products designed to soothe, nourish, and rejuvenate your skin, leaving it soft, supple, and well-hydrated.

Fortunately, Vaseline is to the rescue with its nourishing and restorative Clinical Care range. Let’s explore!

How To Care For Dry Skin

When it comes to figuring out what helps with dry skin all over the body, Vaseline’s range of specially formulated creams, lotions and petroleum jellies should never be far from your mind. Each Vaseline product is formulated to give skin deeply moisturising care, to help restore its resilience, radiance and keep it happy and hydrated.

To help you give those often-covered areas of skin - your chest, back and feet – some nourishing care, here are some of our best creams to help you restore your skin’s brilliance.

Vaseline Clinical Care Extremely Dry Skin Rescue Moisturising Body Cream

This deeply moisturising body cream is ideal for soothing extremely dry skin.

The fast-absorbing, non-greasy formulation of the Vaseline Extremely Dry Skin Rescue body cream provides immediate relief to dry skin. The unique formulation with micro-droplets of Vaseline Jelly, promotes the skin’s natural moisture and is clinically proven to restore very dry skin in 5 days. So to relieve dry skin on your chest and back, this moisturising body cream is perfect for the task.

Dealing with dry skin patches on your body isn’t fun, but with Vaseline’s tried and trusted range of hydrating creams and lotions, it’s made easy. Whether it’s your back, chest, feet or any other part of your body that’s experiencing dry skin, trust Vaseline to give your skin the moisturising care it needs for radiant, healthy-looking skin.

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