How to Prevent Skin Dryness

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Skin Dryness


Winter is the worst. Your skin gets dry, your hands and feet crack, and it’s harder to get out of bed in the morning. You might think that this is just part of life as a human being—but you’d be wrong! Here are five steps you can take to keep your skin healthy this winter without having to spend money on expensive moisturizers or lotions:

Wear sunscreen so you don’t get sunburned.


If you want to avoid getting skin damage and dryness from the sun, wear sunscreen every day. You should apply a moisturizer with SPF (sun protection factor) 30 or higher every morning before you go out in the sun. If you forget to put it on, try not to sweat too much while running errands or exercising—sweat can make your face more susceptible to dehydration. Don’t forget to apply sunscreen on top of your ears, neck, arms, hands and face!

Avoid using harsh soaps that dry out your skin.

You should avoid using harsh soaps that cause skin dryness. Make sure you’re using a soap that is gentle on your skin, and test it by applying it to the inside of your arm before applying it to the rest of your body.

Soaps with harsh chemicals can damage your skin if used too often or for too long. If you find yourself suffering from dry skin as a result of harsh soaps, consider switching to a milder brand until your skin heals.

Don’t take too many baths or showers, as this can remove a lot of the natural oils from your skin.

  • Use a gentle cleanser. This can be any mild, non-offensive cleanser that isn’t drying or stripping.
  • Use warm water. Hot water can dry out your skin and make it more sensitive, so it’s best to stick with warm to cool water for showering and bathing purposes.
  • Don’t scrub too hard! A vigorous scrubbing motion will remove the top layer of skin cells (stratum corneum), which is where most of our natural oils are stored in the body—and this can take all those protective oils with them when they’re gone!

Consume foods that help keep your skin healthy.

There are a number of foods that can help you maintain healthy skin. While it’s never a good idea to eat unhealthy food just because it offers nutrients, there are several key vitamins and minerals that can help keep your skin hydrated and looking its best.

Fruits and vegetables are high in vitamin A, which helps the skin regenerate itself. Eating fruits such as mangoes and papayas will also give you plenty of vitamin C, which helps your body absorb iron from plants so that you can use it to create red blood cells—a process crucial for preventing anemia (which causes fatigue). If possible, eat oily fish like salmon at least twice per week: omega-3 fatty acids found in these foods have anti-inflammatory properties that promote healing within the body. Vitamin D is another essential nutrient for keeping your skin hydrated; iodized salt has been fortified with this vitamin so it is easy to get enough even if you don’t consume enough sunlight on a daily basis (though if feasible make sure to spend at least 15 minutes outside daily).

Use moisturizers to help lock in your skin’s moisture and repair damage from cold air.

The best way to keep your skin dryness out is by using a moisturizer that contains SPF. This will help protect it from UV damage and slow down the aging process.

Another important thing to do is use a moisturizer that has high water content, so your skin can retain as much moisture as possible. You want something light and non-greasy because greasiness can clog pores and make acne worse! If you have sensitive skin, look for a hypoallergenic formula with no fragrances or dyes (some people are allergic).


The best way to prevent dry skin is by using a moisturizer and making sure you’re not drying out your skin too much. It’s also important to wear sunscreen every day, as well as avoid harsh soaps that can dry out your skin even more. You should also eat foods that will help keep your skin healthy such as fruits and vegetables or foods with omega-3 fatty acids in them like salmon or walnuts!

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