Very Dry Skin Needs Extra Attention

How To Care For Very Dry Skin

  Icy temperatures, dry air from heating systems and reduced sebum production all affect the skin, and can make it dry out quickly. Skin that’s already dry needs extra special care, and understanding what causes extra dryness is the first step to finding out how to get rid of very dry skin.


Very dry skin causes discomfort, itching, and often looks inflamed. While you might not be able to figure out how to heal very dry skin, these tips will strengthen your skin’s natural protective barrier and prevent you from drying out.
  • Don’t shower or bathe for too long in water that is too hot – 32 degrees is an ideal water temperature
  • Moisturise very dry skin on a daily basis with a rich body lotion. Rub in plenty of cream on especially dry skin areas such as the elbows, knees and shins, and let the body lotion absorb before you get dressed.
  • Always rub cream into your hands after you wash them. Hand creams with Q10 and Vitamin C, like NIVEA 3-in-1 Anti-Age Care Hand Cream, protects hands from ageing and restores skin elasticity.
  • Set up air humidifiers during the winter months. The air humidity in internal rooms should ideally be between 50 and 70 per cent.
  • Provide quick relief for itchy and very dry skin with NIVEA Repair and Care Body Lotion. The effective formula with skin soothing ingredient panthenol (pro vitamin B5) and Hydra IQ ensures real feel-good skin, even in winter!
Rich creams, like NIVEA Creme, and in shower moisturisers like NIVEA In-Shower Rich Body Lotion Skin Conditioner can help to support very dry skin’s natural regeneration.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use.