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Is Your Skin Feeling Dry?

Dry skin affects nearly everyone at some point. The most common causes of dry skin are environmental (cold temperatures and low humidity), but age, genetics and a personal history of certain medical conditions can also play a role. Healthy skin contains moisture-rich water, oils and lipids. What you see and feel is your skin becoming flaky, dry and itchy because it is unable to retain this much needed moisture.

How to Get Rid of Dry Skin

Your skin draws moisture from the environment, your diet and your skincare regimen. The water content of the outermost layer of your skin (the epidermis) also tends to reflect the level of humidity around it, so following the same skin care routine year-round may not be working when the humidity drops. Here are a few simple ways to keep your skin hydrated and combat itchy, dry skin:

Dry Skin Treatment

Winning the battle against dry skin can be tough, but perseverance is key. The first step is to add moisture back. If your skin is extra-dry, you’ll likely do better with a richer cream or balm rather than a lotion. Start by choosing a gentle, yet effective cleanser that leaves your skin feeling soft and clean, never dry or tight.

The best moisturizers for dry skin treatment are those that have a combination of moisturizing ingredients that stop the itching, prevent loss of water and restore skin hydration. Ingredients that help soothe dry skin include colloidal oatmeal, dimethicone, glycerin, mineral oil and petrolatum.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Wash with Prebiotic Oat Front

Cleanse with AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING WASH to replenish skin’s natural moisture while cleansing, for noticeably healthier-looking skin.

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion with Soothing Oat Front

AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING LOTION is formulated with moisture-rich colloidal oatmeal and emollients to help prevent and protect dry skin for a full 24 hours. Just one application leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and naturally healthy looking. It’s also fragrance free, nongreasy and noncomedogenic.

Aveeno Skin Relief Unscented Body Wash for Sensitive Skin Front

AVEENO® SKIN RELIEF BODY WASH has a fragrance-free formula that gently cleanses and moisturizes to help soothe itchy, dry skin. The unique formula contains soothing oatmeal and emollients to help replenish moisture for softer, smoother, healthier-looking skin--even after you rinse.

After cleansing, nourish your skin with AVEENO® SKIN RELIEF BODY LOTION formulated with Triple Oat Complex and shea butter – it’s fast absorbing and clinically shown to relieve and soothe extra-dry skin and moisturize for a full 24 hours.

Aveeno Skin Relief Intense Moisture Cream, Extra-Dry Skin Front

For intense moisture replenishment try AVEENO® SKIN RELIEF MOISTURE REPAIR CREAM with Triple Oat Complex, ceramide and rich emollients to help restore and maintain skin’s moisture barrier. This intense moisture cream helps prevent moisture loss and helps repair extra-dry skin.

Gloves and socks can help protect your hands and feet from drying when it’s cold. Take time to pamper them with moisturizers and masks designed for dry skin on hands and feet. AVEENO® Repairing CICA Hand and Foot Masks help restore essential moisture and balance to extra-dry skin, so your hands and feet look smoother and feel softer.

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These nourishing AVEENO® products feature highly effective, natural ingredients. They moisturize, soothe, and help repair dry, cracked, and sensitive skin, leaving it naturally healthy looking.

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