How to treat dry flaky skin
The appearance of dry, flaky skin is not only aesthetically postseason but can result in peeling,
itching and irritation of the affected area. This condition occurs when the body casts the upper
layer of the skin in response to excessive dryness, the lack of natural oils and moisture stress.
These outbreaks can occur anywhere on the body but is most often seen on the face, hands and
1. Cover exposed areas of the skin during extreme weather conditions. Dry skin tends to appear
flaky during the winter months in colder climates. Scarves, gloves and hats can cover and protect
exposed areas of the upper layers of the skin.
2. Check lotions and other moisturizers to perfumes and alcohol. Both of these ingredients can
dry the skin, resulting in peeling and flaking and Freebies switch to perfume and alcohol.
3. Apply moisturizers at regular intervals when the skin begins to flake after being outdoors,
after showers and after exposure to extreme cold or heat. All these can dry the skin and remove
4. Gently exfoliates the skin once a week with a cloth or over the counter exfoliants to remove
visible flakes of skin. No more exfoliates, or the appearance of dry flaky skin increase due to
5. Take baths and cold showers. Hot water dries the skin and removes natural oils, causing it to
peel and flake.
6. Place a humidifier at home to replace the moisture in the air during the summer and winter.
7. Contact a doctor if it improves dry flaky skin, or is accompanied by other symptoms such as a
rash. May have an underlying condition, such as allergies or skin disorder.