At some point during our skin care journey dry skin can become a concern, at different times of the year but particularly troublesome in the winter months. In this blog we’ll share the complete guide on how to get rid of dry skin, which is the best cream for dry skin and how to remove hard skin on the feet.
What causes dry skin?
There’s no one-size-fits-all answer on what causes your dry skin, it can vary from your genetics to the climate you live in to everyday activities like hot showers and using harsh soaps. It’s important to remember that it is common for your skin to become dry every so often, and that it is completely normal and can be helped with a few lifestyle and product changes! Try making a few lifestyle changes that you notice will help improve the hydration levels in your skin and monitor the results to see how beneficial they are.
How to get rid of dry skin?
Your first thought might be to load up on the extra hydration from creams and lotions, but there are other ways you can try to get rid of dry skin too. So let us break it down for you:
On the face
A gentle exfoliation is a great way to help lift those dead skin cells and smooth uneven skin texture, not only will this allow optimum absorption of your next skin product, but it’ll help to dislodge any old dry skin cells that can cause a flaky appearance. We have two brilliant chemical exfoliators in our product range, starting with GLOWCOLIC Resurfacing Toner which is a more longer term gradual exfoliator, or MOST REVEALING Glowing Skin Oxygen Peel for that instant skin smoothness.
Follow your exfoliator with a deeply nourishing mask like QUENCH Rejuvenating Mask. This mask is ultra-rich and creamy with ingredients of red pepper, avocado and olive to plump up moisture levels, it also doubles up as an overnight mask! Next a good serum like LET’S CONCENTRATE Skin Glowing Serum or BE STRONG Skin Strengthening Serum will help reach the lower levels of your skin to add extra hydration and support for those new skin cells.
A fail safe way to help get rid of dry skin is with the use of a moisturizer, and the best cream for dry skin at TEMPLESPA is our DOUBLE CREAM Hydrating Moisturiser. This ultra-rich and creamy textured moisturizer seriously helps dry and parched skin fast, thanks to the Mediterranean ingredients and clever Phirmaderm™ complex that drenches the skin in moisture and brings back vitality and life.
Facial oils are a treat and nourish dry skin too, and our IT’S ALL GOOD Nutritious Boost Facial Oil is the perfect option. It’s a very light oil that rebalances and comforts the skin, but most important restores hydration levels for youthful, glowing skin.
For more on the best skin care routine for dry skin, catch up on our blog
When dry skin appears on the body, it can be particularly frustrating in the warmer summer months as we opt for lighter clothing, but there are a few things you can do throughout the year to help tackle it!
Start with exfoliation with a scrub like our SUGAR BUFF Smoothing Body Scrub which uses walnut shell powder and sugar to even skin tone and keep on top of pesky dead skin cells that can cause the dryness. Finish with a dose of a body cream for dry skin, we love our DUVET Comforting Body Cream that wraps the skin in hydrating and firming ingredients. Indulge in the beautiful creamy butter-like texture which is rich in omega oils, olive, guarana, fig and Mediterranean essential oils to leave the skin with a cashmere soft touch.
On hands and feet
Our hardworking hands and feet are often the first areas where dry skin will show itself. So start with the hands with a gentle weekly exfoliating using SUGAR BUFF Smoothing Body Scrub that will keep on top of any uneven skin texture and dry skin patches. We’d then finish off with the hydrating PALM BALM Nourishing Hand Cream. This hand cream for dry skin has a blend of moisturizing oils from jojoba and omega, a complex of vitamins to strengthen, brighten and maintain a youthful appearance in hands and finally aloe vera to sooth.
A highly searched for term is ‘how to remove hard skin on feet’ and lucky for you we have the best solutions to try! A great deep exfoliation from SUGAR BUFF Smoothing Body Scrub will dislodge any dead skin cells and buff away hardness. But the most important step is the foot cream, and a great foot cream for dry skin will help those dry cracked feet faster too!
One of our favourites to apply is SOLE BALM Nourishing Foot Balm, which we’d apply just before bed and put on a pair of socks to lock-in that moisture. This clever foot cream includes exfoliating enzymes from papaya to accelerate the turnover of dead and dry skin cells quicker. Then combined with cocoa butter, honey and olive and avocado oils to soften, smooth and nourish the skin. It truly is the best cream for banishing rough dry skin.