This 5 Ways to Cure Dryness for Healthier Skin post was sponsored by Nature Made® as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
Happy first day of May lovelies! I’m excited to be back today with a beauty post on a topic that I think we all can get on board with- how to get healthier skin. Confession time- I have dry skin and it especially gets worse depending on what season of the year it is. If you also have dry skin, you’ll understand when I say not only is this annoying to have to deal with, but it can make you feel really self-conscious.
Like most people, I assumed there was some magical product out there that was going to make all my dryness disappear. For the longest time I would try just about every cream and moisturizer out on the market to combat my dry skin, but it would only give me temporary relief. I was always left feeling sadly disappointed when my dry skin persisted and never understood why nothing worked.
Finally I figured out that the problem is that I was never truly addressing the real issues and the underlying factors that were causing my dry skin. If I wanted to see real improvement in my skin, it was time to stop masking the issue and make some changes to my lifestyle. So today I’m sharing with you 5 Ways to Cure Dryness for Healthier Skin, and methods that have personally helped me alleviate my skin dryness.
5 Ways to Cure Dryness for Healthier Skin
Protect Skin from the Weather
We all know that harsh weather can take its toll on our skin, which is why it’s important to take extra steps in protecting it. In the winter months, bundling up and wearing gloves and scarves will really help avoid excessive dryness from occurring. The same rule applies to the summer months when the hot sun can literally suck all of the extra moisture out of the skin. Wearing broad spectrum sunscreen (I recommend at least SPF 15- 30) will help prevent sun damage and sun burn. I also personally like to wear a cute hat when outdoors for extended periods.
Eliminate Harsh Cleansers/Soaps
Have you ever stopped to look at the ingredients in the soaps and facial cleansers you’re using? What about the laundry detergent you wash your clothes in? If you have dry, sensitive skin the last thing you want to do is put harsh chemicals and ingredients on it, so be sure and check the labels of products you’re using in the home. Avoid using products with added perfumes, alcohol products, and excessive sulfates, and instead reach for mild, natural products that will cause less damage.
It can be so hard to get in a good routine when it comes to moisturizing, but it’s so crucial in helping replenish the skin daily. I’m now to the point that as soon as I wake up in the morning I apply a facial moisturizer before even applying my makeup. I also have a routine of applying moisturizer right after taking a bath or shower (I love wet skin moisturizers), and depending on the time of year will even apply a thicker balm to my legs and arms right before going to bed.
Drink More Water
It’s the oldest tip in the book, but it really does make such a difference in the way your skin looks and feels. Not only will adding more water to your daily routine help prevent dryness, but it also has tons of other health benefits, making it a win-win. I personally fill up my favorite 32 oz. tumbler with ice cold water twice daily, always keeping it nearby on my desk at work or home.
Last but certainly not least, one of the biggest game changers for me in treating my dry skin has been by changing up my diet and adding in important nutrients. Not only have I focused on cutting out salty foods and increasing my fruits and veggies, but I also recently started using Glow by Nature Made ® supplements.
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So I’d love to know if the rest of you have dry skin- what methods have you used to treat and prevent dryness from occurring? I’d also love to know how many of you currently take supplements, and if you’ve tried using Glow by Nature Made ® Skin Moisture!
Thanks for stopping by! – Cara
I get a similar effect when I’m consistent with taking fish/krill oil supplements. It’s amazing what a little vitamin can do!
Oh, good to know!
I need to try those supplements! These look amazing, I haven’t heard of this brand but I definitely need to try it out!
They work really well! 🙂
I’ve never heard of these but they sound like a must have for anyone with dry skin.
Beauty With Lily
They’re relatively new, but I’m loving them so far! They also have two other kinds that help with hair/nails and sleep. 🙂
I would definitely consider taking this! Thank you for the insightful review!
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You’re welcome- hope it helps!
Even though my face is combination, the rest of my skin is super dry. Those glow supplements sound really interesting!
I was completely new to supplements, but I’ll be honest it’s kind of nice to just add this to the daily routine and know that it’s actually helping with the dryness, instead of having to try 8000 moisturizers lol.
My mom struggles with chronically dry skin, especially around her hands and arms. Even though she’s tried all kinds of products, I don’t think she’s ever tried a supplement like this. Will send her this post!
Oh I hope it helps! 🙂
I never heard of Glow!! IT sounds awesome! I am big on eliminating harsh products from my facial and body routine (and well life haha!)
Me too! I’m more mindful of it now that I have kiddos too- it’s crazy what they put in stuff sometimes.
winter is so drying, especially when you live in the mountains. hydration is key and hydrating whole foods are so important but i’ve come to love my daily and evening time moisturizing routines too.
I can relate! Getting in a good routine is key!
I am a firm believer that investing in a quality moisturizer is one of the best things you can do for yourself! Loved reading these tips, Cara!
I agree with that Kiara! Thanks!
I always have the worst time with my dry skin! I am going to try this because around this time my skin feels really dry and makes my makeup look awful even with primer. Thanks for the tips.
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That’s where I’ve noticed a big difference is in the way my makeup looks- which is awesome!
Great tips! My skin doesn’t do great when I’m somewhere cold in the winter (Florida winters aren’t really winters lol), so my skin always needs all the help it can get!
Thanks! Glad you found these helpful!
I’m into supplements. I haven’t taken these but I’d try them.
Glad to hear you like supplements. They were new to me, but I’m really loving the results so far!
I can’t stand dry skin! I’m hoping that the warmer weather is going to help my skin.
Yes! Cold weather wreaks havoc on my skin typically.
All great tips!! My skin tends to get dry in the Winter months, which is really annoying. I hate it. I currently am taking hair, skin and nail vitamins which work really well for me. I will have to check these vitamins out soon!
Awesome! glad to hear they’re working well for you!
These are really great tips! I try and drink as much water as possible to help my skin.
That truly does make such a difference!
Any sort of moisturizer or creams for my face – ALWAYS breaks me out. My skin is so uber sensitive.Its why I’m going to look 100 at age 50.
Have you ever tried using supplements like these? I’m the same way with heavy creams- they tend to break me out. I know it’s the tagline of the brand, but it honestly seems to be moisturizing from the inside out-haha.
You really inspired me right now. And that Glow supplements sounds super interesting.
Glad you enjoyed it Michelle!
I’m great at drinking a lot of water, but am terrible about applying moisturizer. I really really need to work on that!
Anytime I try to get a routine with something, I try adding it to something that’s already a huge routine in my day- like brushing my teeth. As soon as I wake up, I brush teeth, put on moisturizer, etc. That helps in remembering to do it!
Drinking water is definitely a big help with dry skin. I can tell within a day or two if I have drank enough water. Coconut oil with lavender essential oils is another big help for my skin. It does take a while to soak into my skin, but the results are worth it to me.
Same here! Sleep and water play a big part in how my skin looks! For me I have to be careful with adding a lot of heavy oils to my face, because while I have dry skin I also have very sensitive skin. Glad you’ve found a regimen that works for you though, that’s awesome!
Great tips! I have dry skin, but it’s definitely worse when I’m not drinking plenty of water or eating well.
Thank-you! I agree- nutrition is a big part of it!
Dry skin is the worst! I need to try this for my skin!
Agreed! These work really well, but they also have ones for hair/nails and ones that help with sleep too. 🙂
Adding nutrients is key! I’ve battled with sensitive skin for years and finding the right supplement for my lifestyle has been tough. Glad I came across this product as well.
That’s so true! Hope this helps you!
I will have to check out Glow in the store.
They have other ones for hair/nails and sleep ones too! 🙂
I need to start treating my skin better. I feel like everything I do for my dryness is not really to fix it just to minimize it!
That’s exactly how I felt before! So I’ve really loved using these because they seem to be addressing the underlying factors.
One thing that I am consistent with is my moisturizer! I can’t go to bed without it on and I wake up shower and put it on before I do my make up. In college I was doing it just whenever I remembered but now if I don’t my face dries up so much!
That’s great! It’s such a hard routine to get in but so worthwhile!
Thanks for the helpful hints and the motivation. I will try to do better with my skin care:-)
Happy to help! It is definitely a good product to try!
I am a skincare junkie and love trying out new products! These are great tips! Drinking water is so important for healthy skin and I’m surprised at how many people don’t do this.
People don’t realize what a negative impact not drinking enough water can have. It really affects everything and is so important! 🙂
Oh how winter makes my skin so dry! Sounds like a wonderful product! I hope you have a terrific Monday and great start to your week beautiful girl!
The struggle is real, right? I really am noticing a difference in using these. I had always heard of supplements for strengthening hair, but never thought about it for the skin, so it’s been a really neat product to find and use! 🙂