Battling Dry Skin

I have the driest skin and if I don’t moisturize right out of the shower my skin pays for it and I hate the feeling of dry skin through the day.  I actually carry lotion with me at all times because I can’t stand dry skin that much!  I tried out Olay’s Ultra Moisture Body Wash which actually moisturizers WHILE you are in the shower!  What a great idea, I have been needing this product since forever!  I haven’t had to slather on the lotion when I get out of the shower and throughout the day my skin definitely doesn’t dry out, even in this hot weather and going in and out of A/C which usually kills my skin.

My quick tips on the best way to combat dry skin

  • Exfoliate everytime you are in the shower!  Whether it with a loofah or a washcloth, I have to exfoliate in order for my skin to stay soft, smooth and moisturize-able
  • Find a body wash that works with your skin.  Some really do dry out my skin so even though I tend to stick to the same brands, I do try out new ones from time to time and I’ve learned the kinds that work with my skin and the kinds that don’t
  • Moisturize right after you dry off so that it can absorb into your skin before you put on clothes.  I usually moisturize and then dry my hair so that when I change into my clothes it’s fully absorbed into my skin.  I can’t stand putting on clothes when my skin is still sticky with lotion on it. 
  • Carry a travel size lotion with you in your bag!  I actually have a lotion in almost every handbag that I just keep in there and don’t take out so even when I change purses and transfer my wallet and makeup bag and stuff I don’t have to worry about forgetting the lotion as it’s already in there.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Olay via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Olay.

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  • Candace Wong
    August 7, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    I have dry skin too and slather on lotion right after I shower but I find that it helps to use bar soap with natural oils such as coconut oil or Shea butter. I stopped using body wash or liquid soap years ago because the ingredients they put to create bubbles/lather is actually really drying on the skin and natural bar soap has less ingredients so there is less possibilities of skin irritants as well.

  • Samantha Tejera
    August 8, 2013 at 3:38 am

    A great way I keep my skin soft and supple is by mixing coconut oil with grapefruit oil. Immediately after a shower, while my skin is still wet, I apply it. A little goes a long way!

    You can also mix evening primrose oil with vitamin E oil and aloe

  • Sharon Swanson
    August 8, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    I would give this product a try for your dry skin…CapriClear. Its a new product, been on the market for about a year. It was recommened to me by a friend who just loved it! Well, so do I now. It's all natural, coconut oil without the coconut smell. It really smoothed out and moisturized my skin, especially my hands. Give it a try!