Dry Skin Moisturizing Tips

Dry Skin Moisturizing Tips

Moisturizers, or emollients, work to soothe, smooth, and soften the skin. They can also reduce itching and inflammation while enhancing the skin’s barrier.

For Mildly Dry Skin

– Fine scaling and a dull appearance to the skin.

For Moderately Dry Skin

– More apparent dryness with small scaling, and possibly some cracking.

For Severely Dry Skin

– Large scales, with fissuring and/or lichenification.

Recommended Steps:

1. Wash with a soap substitute in the bath.

Apply moisturizer after bathing while the skin is still damp.

Apply moisturizer 30 minutes before other treatments.

Apply as required throughout the day.

2. Wash with a soap substitute in the bath; if very dry, try a more greasy moisturizer/soap substitute.

Apply moisturizer after bathing while the skin is still damp.

Apply moisturizer 30 minutes prior to other treatments.

Apply moisturizer 3–4 times per day.

3. Wash with a greasy moisturizer/soap substitute.

Once the skin has cooled,

apply a greasy moisturizer.

Apply moisturizer 30–60 minutes before other treatments.

Apply moisturizer 3–4 times daily.

If required, use tube gauze suits during the day and/or at night.

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