Dry Skin For Dummies

Dry Skin For Dummies

Dry skin can be a tough foe, especially when you’ve never struggled with it before. I was a teenager back when my first skin issues started, so my parents and I were scrambling all over trying to find solutions.


My skin was literally peeling off my face on a daily basis. It was a nightmare! Sadly, this went on for years because, as hard as we tried, we never found any viable solutions to my problem.


It wasn’t until I was 15 that I finally started finding some products and tricks that eventually helped to eliminate my problem altogether.


So, if you struggle with dry skin and have no clue what to do about it, this is for you!!!


Cera Ve

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Believe it or not, you can actually buy this brand of great skin care at your local drug store, Walmart, and Target. This is a great option because it’s inexpensive and it really works!


What I like so much about this brand is that they have a lot of different product options for different skin types. They serve people who suffer from dry skin, oily skin, and just about any kind of skin in between.


Another great benefit is that these products help with eczema if you’re like me and struggle with that, too (cue eye-rolling emoji).


Dermatologists helped make these products, so you know you’re using something that way made with people like you in mind.


For help with your dry skin, I would recommend the Cera Ve Hydrating Cleanser, Cera Ve Facial Moisturizing Lotion with SPF (for during the day), and Cera Ve Moisturizing Cream (for overnight or emergency dry skin situations).


Arbonne RE9 Advanced Set- Extra Moisture

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This skincare set is one I’ve been using for over a year now and it’s completely changed my skin for the better. There are so many good things to say about this line that I wrote a whole post about it! Read it here.


Coconut Oil


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If you want to try a more natural approach or you’re just straight-up desperate, I’d recommend using coconut oil. Use it as an overnight moisturizer/mask or in emergency dry-skin situations.


For example, if your skin is already peeling or cracking and you’re going to be out in the bitter cold all day, you should probably put a very thin layer of coconut oil on to protect your skin as much as you can.


Bonus: Coconut oil is naturally antifungal and antibacterial as an added bonus to its application as a moisturizer!


Pro-Tip: Be careful using this because it can be very oily and drippy if you use too much. It can also make your skin look really shiny if you’re planning on using it during the day and you put too much on.



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If dry skin is more of an annoyance to you than an actual problem, you can probably solve your issue by simply applying more lotion or moisturizer when you need it. Lotion is just lotion, but there are lots of different kinds out there for you to choose from based on what ingredients the lotion includes and what scent it has.


Moisturizing Habits

The most important part of managing dry skin is keeping it under control so you don’t have any dry skin emergencies. In order to do this, I’d recommend that you start including a few new habits into your beauty/self care routine that make your skin a priority:


  • Wash and moisturize your face in the morning and at night.
  • If you have especially dry skin, I’d suggest bringing your moisturizer with you during the day in case you need it.
  • Try mixing your foundation with your daytime moisturizer (that’s what I do) for added moisture.
  • Lather yourself with lotion after you take a bath/shower and/or shave. The lotion (if it’s unscented) will calm your irritated skin and make sure that your skin doesn’t get too dry when you’re drying off.
  • Use the coconut oil overnight moisturizer/mask tactic once a week if you’re already doing all of the above and need extra help.
  • Use lotion on your hands after washing them. This will help make sure your hands don’t get too dried out from simple daily tasks.


What are your favorite products for dry skin?

Let me know in the comments!


Speak soon!




I am not a healthcare professional and as such, the contents of this post are my opinions and are not a substitute for medical advice from a medical professional.


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