5 Ways To Combat Dry Skin

This post is sponsored by Jergens.
If you’re a long-time TfDiaries reader you know I love Jergens moisturizers. I don’t know if it’s because I grew up in a household where it was constantly stocked by my mom or if it’s the softness it gives my skin, or both, but I will always have a place for it in my beauty routine. Simple as that.

Now that summer begins to wrap up and the temperature begins to drop, it’s time to cue the creams and moisturizers to head off dry skin issues before they start. Better to be on top of it than have to deal with it later when my skin starts to feel rough and extremely dry. That being said, today I’m sharing 5 ways to combat dry skin with the help of Jergens NEW Nourishing Honey Dry Skin Moisturizer.

5 Ways To Combat Dry Skin

1. Exfoliate
First things first, LIGHTLY EXFOLIATING is essential for sloughing off dry and dead skin cells. But, don’t over do it. Opt for a light exfoliant and never rub too hard. Exfoliating also helps the skin absorb your moisturizer better, making it more effective.

2. Moisturize
Moisturizing is key when it comes to keeping your skin hydrated. For me, I try and add a moisturizer to my body post-shower to keep things feeling soft. I’m all for Jergens Nourishing Honey Moisturizer to help nourish and keep my dry skin at bay. It doesn’t hurt that their formulas are made with an illuminating HYDRALUCENCE® blend, as well as honey and orange blossom essence for keeping your skin looking softer and fresh. I’m particularly fond of the subtle, non-overpowering scent.

3. Skip The Hot Shower
One of the quickest ways to dry out your skin in the winter time is to nestle up to the heat. Sure, hot showers during the wintertime feel great after dealing with frigid temperatures but they’re quick to dry your skin out. Opt for warm (and quick) showers to avoid over-drying.

4. Pat Dry
I’ll be the first to admit that I constantly hop out of the shower in a hurry and find myself roughly drying off. As it would turn out rubbing your skin is a sure fire way to add to your dryness. Tip : Softly pat yourself dry. Sure it takes a few seconds longer but it saves you the cost of having to overcompensate later with extra moisturizer (which doesn’t work).

5. Hydrate
You’re likely loading up on coffee to stay warm but be sure that you’re also drinking at least eight - 16 oz glasses of water a day. Keeping yourself constantly hydrated helps ward off dryness. It all starts from within!

How to you fight off dry skin in the cold-weather months? Don’t forget to check out Jergens NEW Nourishing Honey Moisturizer.