Soft, velvety-smooth, happy, hydrated skin is everybody’s goal. However, the reality is that various daily factors like sun exposure, pollution, and excessive washing can strip your skin of moisture, making it dry.

Dry skin often manifests through common symptoms such as cracking, flaking, irritation, or a rough texture. This can certainly lead to some ‘speed bumps’ along your journey to smooth, soft, moisturized skin. Dealing with rough skin can be challenging, but there are ways to address it and help transform the rough texture into soft and smooth skin.

So read on as we unpack the causes of rough-textured skin and our top tips on some of the ways for you to treat it.

The Causes of Rough, Dry Skin

As we’ve identified that rough skin is often a symptom of dry skin, we need to explore what causes skin to become dry. This understanding will you keep your skin nourished for a smoother-looking and hydrated look. Some of the most common causes of dry skin are:

  • Sun damage
  • Harsh cleansers
  • Environmental irritants
  • Harsh weather

These elements can harm your skins protective barrier, causing it to lose moisture and become dry. This then results in dry skin symptoms like rough-textured skin. To achieve soft and smooth-to-touch skin, it's essential to address and treat your dry skin.

How Do You Treat Dry, Rough Skin?

To tackle dry, rough skin, you need a moisturizing solution that can help hydrate the skin, repair your skin barrier, and soothe dry skin symptoms. This approach aims to restore your skin to a smooth and moisturized state. With numerous products available, claiming to give you the hydrated, smooth skin that you so desire, managing dry skin can still feel like a hassle. Fortunately, the Vaseline Clinical Care range offers a variety of moisturizing skincare solutions designed to alleviate dry skin symptoms and restore your soft and smooth skin. Let’s explore!

Dry Skin Remedies for Smooth Skin

Our Vaseline Clinical Care range is specifically formulated to provide intensive, clinical strength, restorative care for dry skin, ensuring that you can experience skin that not only looks but feels great. To transform dry skin into smooth  and hydrated skin, consider using Vaseline’s Clinical Care Extremely Dry Skin Rescue Body Cream.

Specially formulated with our Barrier Repair Complex - a combination of Vaseline Jelly, glycerine, and pro-lipids – this body cream provides deeply moisturising care to help immediately relieve and restore dry skin. This nourishing formulation with high levels of glycerin and hydrating ingredients, help strengthens your skin's barrier and promotes its natural moisture, for long-lasting hydration. Clinically proven to restore very dry skin in just 5 days, this product is an effective to help restore moisture and relieve dry skin to reveal soft, smooth, and nourished skin.

If you experience skin sensitivity or are prone to irritation do not worry because Vaseline has a fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, dermatologically tested, moisturising body cream, just for you. The Vaseline Clinical Care Atopi Rescue Moisturising Cream for Dry Skin provides soothing and moisturizing care for dry skin, allowing you to welcome smooth, and hydrated skin.What’s more, is that it is formulated to contain  colloidal oatmeal which is  is effective at soothing itchy dry skin.

While Vaseline's moisturizing creams are effective for treating dry and rough skin, here are two additional tips that you can try to promote silky-smooth, hydrated skin.

1. Exfoliate for smoother skin - regular exfoliation can help to give skin a smoother appearance by helping to remove debris and old skin cells. But be careful not to overdo it, as over-exfoliation can irritate skin and cause it to become dry.

2. Get serious about sun protection – sun exposure is one of the main culprits that damages the skin barrier and strips the skin of moisture, causing it to become dry and rough. So lather on some sunscreen (after putting on your Vaseline body cream) to help protect your skin to promote healthy-looking, smooth skin.

If you're dealing with dry, rough-textured skin, there's no need to worry because Vaseline offers an extensive range of moisturizing body creams, lotions, and jellies designed to restore and alleviate dry skin. So say hello to soft and smooth skin by incorporating any of Vaseline's clinical range products into your routine.

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