Dry Skin: Lifestyle Best Practices

How to Treat

  • Moisturize daily. Moisturizing morning and night keeps your skin hydrated every second of the day. Your skin can be dryer in the winter, so you should use a heavier moisturizer than what you use on a daily basis.
  • Use a humidifier in the winter. This can help replenish the moisture in the top layer of your skin.
  • Limit your baths or showers to 5 to 10 minutes a day. Spending more time in the shower than that can strip away your skin’s oily layer, which can cause it to lose moisture.
  • Drink lots of water. It’s important to your overall health, including your skin health, to stay hydrated. You should drink 8 cups of water a day.
  • Maintain a healthy diet. Your diet can have a big impact on your skin – eating healthy provides you the vitamins and nutrients your body and skin needs to stay healthy.