Shower and apply a thick, creamy lotion to your entire body. AAD advises extra-dry skin ointments and moisturizers. Hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and shea butter are alternatives.
The AAD advises against hot showers and 5–10-minute baths. Use a light cleanser or liquid body wash instead of bar soap, which may include unpleasant fragrances and preservatives.
Alcohol and apple cider vinegar. Shainhouse believes these substances might aggravate dry skin and cause burns.
Water is said to make skin look less dehydrated. The Mayo Clinic says drinking water may help alleviate dry skin, but it may also have other health advantages.
This prevents sunburns and skin cancer beyond summer sunscreen. She recommends gloves before winter outdoor activities to prevent dryness and chapping.