1. Eat healthy, and drink lots
The first remedy for dry skin? Food! Strawberries, blueberries and gooseberries - are all packed with nutrients that help the skin stay supple. Foods like these are rich in antioxidants and Vitamin A, helping skin regenerate and reduce sebum; which can also help with pimples. Fatty acids are important too; foods like salmon, walnuts and flax seed. They help reinforce cell membranes, locking in the moisture to each cell.
We also need to stay hydrated for our skin to look its best, which means lots of water - 8 glasses per day is still the recommended intake.
2. Take a warm (not hot!) bath
Run a bath and jump in to the warm water for five minutes, allowing time for the water to plump your skin.
Drop in a tablespoon of oil - it can be olive, hazelnut or almond - and relax. Before your skin gets wrinkly (that's bad!) dry off and apply a heavy layer of moisturiser, like our NIVEA Rich Nourishing Body Lotion all over your body.
3. Moisturise with the right ingredients
Getting rid of dry skin means you need the right ingredients to keep your skin moisturised. To stay hydrated all over, lather on a nourishing body lotion, ideally straight after your shower or bath.
A light moisturising day cream like NIVEA Daily Essentials Light Moisturising Day Cream protects your skin and strengthens its protective barrier throughout the day. Or, richer night creams combine nourishing ingredients with a good night’s sleep to leave you looking fresh and rested in the morning.
4. Choose a cleanser which help hydrate skin
Some cleansers can be drying, which is not what you want when treating dry skin. Choose a cleanser that doesn’t just cleanse, but also hydrates your skin. The NIVEA Creme Care Cleansing wash contains the caring Eucerit and Panthenol to cleanse the skin whilst maintaining its natural moisture balance.
Getting rid of dry skin will reduce irritation and make your skin feeler smoother and healthier.