Second Way to Banish Dry Skin

1. Make the most of your moisturizer and apply moisturizer immediately after washing. Lather on the moisturizer while your skin is still damp from the shower or from washing your face.
  • Oily products are especially effective in preventing the evaporation of water from your skin. You'll be sealing in the moisture and softness.

2. Select the right moisturizer for your skin. Reach for intensive products if you already have red scaly patches. Greasy formulas like petroleum jelly and oils will give you maximum hydration. Moisturizers with more water feel lighter, and are usually adequate for normal or oily skin.

3. Update your skin care routine for seasonal needs. You may need more moisturizer in the winter to counter the effects of cold, dry air and indoor heating. Summertime may come with its own special needs too if you spend a lot of time swimming.