Simple Tip to Reduce Dry, Cracked Skin

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Does your dry, cracked skin make you think of a cactus?

Do you suffer with dry, cracked skin and blame it on the harsh winter weather or the time you spend in the pool or washing too many dishes by hand?

On the other hand, do you love a long, hot shower as much as my daughters do?

You will never guess this easy tip for helping with your dried, cracked skin!  

You can help to relieve cactus-like skin by switching to a short and warm shower or bath. Are you surprised? Okay, maybe not.  But let me elaborate.

I know – it seems like a long, hot shower is just what your body needs on a cold morning, but it actually can take quite a toll on your poor skin. That is because hot water dissolves and then washes away protective skin oils in that outermost layer and the result is dehydration.

Also, be careful how long you spend in the shower. Try to shower for less than ten minutes. (Even that seems long to me!) When you get out, pat your skin dry instead of rubbing it.

Dry skin causes cells to flatten and not accept moisture deep down where it is needed. Wrinkling occurs faster when skin is not nurtured with moisturizers from without and good nutrients from within. 

Enfuselle hand and body cream

I love my Enfuselle cream so much that I cut it open when it is almost gone so that I can get out every single dollop of goodness!

Apply an oil-rich moisturizer within a few minutes after showering so you can lock in the remaining moisture on the skin’s surface.

Take good quality, natural supplements to feed your skin from the inside out too.

An added bonus to taking short, warm showers is that you will also be saving on energy since you won’t have to heat up so much water.

The energy savings means you will also nurture a healthy wallet as well as healthy skin. 

Now you and I both know that there is a lot more to solving your dry, cracked skin problem than changing your showering habits.

But this is just one simple tip to implement in your quest for good and healthy skin. Check out these seven tips for healthy skin. And I am a big advocate for skin brushing too (though it does make me feel like I am a horse when I brush myself). Have you tried skin brushing yet?

Your skin is your largest organ and you want to nourish it daily – from the outside and from the inside. Use these tips to solve your dry, cracked skin.

Photo Source: Cactus

Disclaimer: This post is my opinion and is not meant to treat, diagnose, cure, or prevent any disease. Check with your health professional for all your health concerns.

22 Comments… add one

Chandra @ShiftC February 10, 2011, 5:26 am

Thank you for these tips. I suffer from extremely dry skin and I ENJOY warm/hot showers! :o/ It looks like I have some things to reconsider!

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amyhagerup February 10, 2011, 5:44 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Chandra. I hope your skin gets the nourishment it needs now that you know so much about it. :) Blessings, Amy

Kris | skinnygirlfatpassion.com March 11, 2011, 3:44 am

Yay! I have been looking for a healthy way to fix the cracked skin on my hands….having a dog, a bakery and household chores, my hands take a beating!

This is great!

xxoo
Kris

amyhagerup March 11, 2011, 3:21 pm

HI Kris, Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Yes, these are some great tips for solving your cracked skin problem. Let me know what you try and how it goes. Blessings, Amy

Haley May 27, 2011, 8:04 am

Thanks for your useful tips.My skin is always dry in 4 season so I’m fiding a way to reduce it.Thanks again

amyhagerup May 28, 2011, 1:54 am

Hi Haley, I hope these tips will turn your skin around! Keep me posted. Blessings, Amy

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