- Hot Showers – daily hot showers during the winter can dry out the natural oils in skin. Solution: Limit time in the shower to 5 minutes using lukewarm water.
- Scrubs Are For Floors – friction strips the skin of its natural oils. Solution: Use a soft wash cloth instead of a sponge scrub or a loofa.
- Toweling vs Dabbing – the simple act of toweling off after a shower robs the body of moisture. Solution: Leave the skin partially moist after dabbing most of the water from your skin with a soft towel. Follow that by applying a good lotion or cream such as The Naked Bee which uses natural organic ingredients.
- Itch In Your Pants – *Some fabrics such as wool, angora, or synthetic fabric blends irritate the skin. Solution: Switch to cotton or silk. Love wool? Try wearing a layer of cotton under your favorite itchy sweater or purchase clothing with a soft fabric lining. *Fabric softeners and laundry detergents are packed with strong perfumes and other ingredients that can cause skin discomfort. Solution: Use dye-free and fragrance-free products for sensitive skin.
Click here to learn more from the Mayo Clinic about causes and solutions for dry skin.