Dry Skin

Dry Skin

Treat dry skin by using a skin care routine that retains skin moisture and heals damaged skin barrier. Any part of your skin can suffer from dryness. The first and most common areas to show dryness are usually the arms and legs. Hands and feet can also become dry, and here the dry skin often thickens on the palms and soles. Facial skin is fragile, thin, and often becomes dry with age as oil glands produce less oil.

Dry skin is worse in dry climates or in winter when outside air is windy and cold, and inside air is heated. This environmental combination draws moisture out of skin, leading to damaged skin barrier and skin dryness. Lost or damaged skin lipids, protein and water are all involved. Heal dryness, and prevent skin chapping and dry skin eczema with simple changes in your skin care routine.

The most important skin care step to heal dry skin is the Hydrate step. Do this by applying a moisturizing cream, lotion or ointment to your skin daily. Mineral oil, botanical oils or petrolatum are the classic skin moisturizing ingredients. Products with advanced ingredients like PCA and hyaluronic acid, or with time-honored ingredients such as glycerin and plant based oils, will help to bind water and deeply hydrate dry skin. Moisturizers work best when applied within the critical 3 minutes after skin has been wet and the excess surface water toweled off.

To help prevent dry skin, your Cleanse step is important too. Cleanse skin using only gentle, non-drying soaps and skin cleansers. Lather-up only the parts of your skin that need it, such as skin areas that create body odor, have excess oil, or that have become soiled. I tell my patients these areas are usually the face, neck, upper chest and back, armpits, groin, buttocks, hands and feet. The larger skin surface areas of the trunk, arms and legs are drier, less oily, less often soiled, and don’t typically need direct application of cleanser or soap lather.

When cleansing your skin, bathe and wash with cooler water to prevent over-stripping of your natural skin’s natural oils. Hot water removes skin oils too efficiently, just as it removes oily residue from dishes, pots and pans. Your skin is not that tough, so use warm water instead of hot water to prevent dry skin.

Adding exfoliation twice a week during the bathing and moisturizing process can help to remove dry skin flakes on your skin surface, and improve skin barrier integrity. You can physically exfoliate by using of rough shower sponge or exfoliating cloth with your gentle skin cleanser. This helps to instantly smooth skin texture. You can add ‘chemical’ exfoliation by applying a moisturizer that contains an alpha hydroxy acid after toweling skin dry. My favorite AHA to smooth skin texture is glycolic acid. It also helps to Correct skin structure by compacting the dead cell layer, improving barrier integrity to help reduce the risk of dryness. The best glycolic acid products to use for dry skin are moisturizers that contain high, professional-grade levels of glycolic acid. These also stimulate your skin to produce hyaluronic acid, which helps skin to naturally hold onto moisture to prevent skin dryness.

Sun protection is important too. Protect skin from UV, because sun damage leads to skin thinning and dryness, resulting in skin that looks like “an old leather purse”, and dries out and flakes easily.

Did you know that contrary to popular belief, your dry skin is not caused by your failing to drink enough water? I’m sure you’ve noticed that taking a bath does not quench your thirst. Your body is more complex; only the most severe dehydration will cause skin to become flaccid and dry. This means that if you have dry skin, your skin care routine is how you fix the dryness.

The best skin care to prevent and treat dry skin involves a complete routine with the right products to Cleanse, Correct, Hydrate and Protect your skin. You can click on these 4 skin care steps on the slider below to see products that I recommend for each step.

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  1. Dr. Bailey's Fall Hydrating Skin Trio

    Fall Hydrating Skin Trio

    Fall is my favorite time of year. And, cool, drier breezes don’t have to mean dehydrated and dull skin. Change your skin care with the season.

    $135.50
  2. Dry Skin Hand Cream™  1041

    Dry Skin Hand Cream™

    I use this moisturizing and protective hand cream all day long to prevent chapped skin from washing my hands between every patient.

  3. Dr. Bailey's Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit

    Dry Hand Skin Repair Kit

    Dermatologist-recommended skin treatment for dry, chapped, painful hands and cracked fingertips.
    $42.00
  4. Dr. Bailey's Survival Kit for Busy Hands™

    Survival Kit for Busy Hands™

    Dermatologist−recommended skin treatment for dry, busy hands.
    $32.00
  5. Dr. Bailey's Calming Zinc Soap

    Calming Zinc™

    My favorite skin cleanser! Naturally healing, unbelievably hydrating, and powerfully medicated to solve your skin problems.

  6. Dr. Bailey's Hand Care Kit for Naturally Busy Hands

    Hand Care Kit for Naturally Busy Hands

    You know who you are, or who the people are in your life that never stop. Their rough and chapped hands tell the story of all that they do during the course of their busy lives.

    Give them (you) what they crave, healing for dry and chapped hands.

    $36.00
  7. Bag Balm  1132

    Bag Balm

    This is a time-honored healing ointment for severely chapped skin and dry brittle fingernails.
    $10.00
  8. All Natural Foaming Liquid Hand Soap™  1133

    All Natural Foaming Liquid Hand Soap™

    Natural, organic, foaming liquid hand soap - the best type of non-drying cleanser for dry hands.
  9. All Natural Lavender Foaming Hand Soap  1300

    All Natural Lavender Foaming Hand Soap

    Gently scented with organic lavender essential oil. This is a luxurious and easy-rinse, foaming liquid formula with pleasant lavender essence. It is gentle for sensitive skin and the entire family, but tough on germs. Keep a bottle at every sink to keep your hands clean AND healthy.

  10. Natural Face, Hand and Body Lotion™  1141

    Natural Face, Hand and Body Lotion™

    Elegant and light-textured, natural moisturizer for dry to normal sensitive skin.
    $22.00
  11. Natural Face and Body Butter Cream™  1140

    Natural Face and Body Butter Cream™

    Highly Effective moisturizer to heal your extremely dry and sensitive skin.
    $26.00
  12. Dr. Bailey Skin Care Natural Lip Balm  1299

    Dr. Bailey Skin Care Natural Lip Balm

    Certified organic for safe and natural hydration you can trust. Protects, hydrates and helps to heal chapped lips. Great for the entire family.

    $7.00
  13. Daily Moisturizing Face Cream for Dry to Normal Skin™  1056

    Daily Moisturizing Face Cream for Dry to Normal Skin™

    Richly moisturizing, non-greasy technology with just a hint of hydrating oils to balance dry facial skin. Fortified with antioxidants, vitamin E and CoQ10.
    $27.00
  14. Daily Moisturizing Face Cream for Oily to Normal Skin™

    Daily Moisturizing Face Cream for Oily to Normal Skin™

    Gentle, oil free hydration for facial skin. This light glycerin moisturizer is perfect for acne prone skin and to use in combination with all of our therapeutic facial products.

    $25.00
  15. 100% Natural Ultra-Hypoallergenic Shower Gel  1295

    100% Natural Ultra-Hypoallergenic Shower Gel

    An entirely unscented and dermatologist approved shower gel for even the most highly sensitive skin. Economical and perfect for the entire family.

  16. 100% Natural Invigorating Shower Gel  1294

    100% Natural Invigorating Shower Gel

    A refreshing head-to-toe skin cleanser for the entire family. At last, an economical shower gel that is entirely natural; remove dirt and oil from everyone’s skin without any chemicals.

  17. Dr. Bailey's Green Facial Redness Relief Kit - with Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy

    Facial Redness Relief Kit - with Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy

    This is the same magical ingredient combination as my Facial Redness Relief Kit - Oil Free but now with the newest Green Tea Skin Therapy Cream containing resveratrol, the powerful grape antioxidant, in a paraben-free cream base.

    $93.00
  18. Facial Redness Relief Kit - with Replenix CF Cream  1068

    Facial Redness Relief Kit - with Replenix CF Cream

    Dermatologist recommended products to calm facial redness from rosacea and seborrheic dermatitis using ingredients that are proven to give relief.
    $93.00
  19. Glytone Ultra Heel And Elbow Cream  1032

    Glytone Ultra Heel And Elbow Cream

    This incredibly powerful glycolic acid cream is the super hero when it comes to getting rid of unwanted rough and thick skin on your feet; nothing, including prescription products, comes close!
    $53.00
  20. Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40  1017

    Citrix Sunscreen SPF 40

    My favorite every day sunscreen! I wear it every day on my face, neck and chest! It gives a great matte finish that's SPF 40 and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.

    $35.00

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  21. Dr. Bailey's Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy™

    Green Tea Antioxidant Skin Therapy™

    State of the art antioxidant skin care powerhouse and my absolute favorite facial product. If you were going to pick just one antioxidant for your skin care, the best would be green tea - it helps calm skin redness and fights sun damage.

    $82.00
  22. Bamboo and Clay Thermal Exfoliating Facial Scrub  1289

    Bamboo and Clay Thermal Exfoliating Facial Scrub

    Get smoother, softer cleaner looking skin with a more luminous appearance with this magic combination of physical exfoliation and thermal clay deep pore cleansing.

    $52.00
  23. Triple-Action Facial Exfoliating Scrub  1288

    Triple-Action Facial Exfoliating Scrub

    Eco-friendly beads combine with AHA and BHA to instantly brighten your complexion. Loosen dull dead cells and uneven pigmentation. Renew skin luster to a more youthful glow and instantly reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

    $46.00
  24. Glycolic Acid 15% Body Lotion  1290

    Glycolic Acid 15% Body Lotion

    No active ingredient beats glycolic acid for fast results when it comes to smoothing skin texture, creating a youthful and dewy skin luster, and lightening age spots.

    $39.00
  25. Extremely Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser  1293

    Extremely Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser

    Foaming cleanser for complete skin cleansing without drying. Ideal for sensitive skin or skin made sensitive by professional skin care routines (such as glycolic acid, retinol or acne products) or facial skin conditions such as rosacea or seborrhea. The Gentle Foaming Cleanser is an ideal cleanser to alternate with Calming Zinc or your acne cleanser.

    $25.00
  26. Ultra-Fast Body Smoothing AHA Skin Care Kit  1296

    Ultra-Fast Body Smoothing AHA Skin Care Kit

    Complete professional-strength treatment for fast results! This combination skin treatment is proven to improve body skin problems including keratosis pilaris (chicken skin), seborrheic keratosis (age barnacles), and solar lentigines (liver spots).

    $79.00
  27. Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum™  1211

    Instantly Luminous Multi-Action Serum™

    Advanced skin care technology for firmer, brighter and smoother skin instantly! Instantly brighter, firmer, and smoother skin that keeps getting better and better with time.

    $78.00
  28. Face Booster Oil, Sensitive Skin Formula   1316

    Face Booster Oil, Sensitive Skin Formula

    Deeply quench and hydrate dehydrated skin with rich, organic oils direct from Mother Nature. Our Face Booster Oil, Sensitive Skin Formula combines the most-effective, calming and non-fragrant plant oils for the best results.

    $44.00
  29. Omega Enriched Face Booster Oil  1315

    Omega Enriched Face Booster Oil

    Mother Nature is an amazing chemist and sometimes just what the doctor ordered! My Omega Enriched Booster Oil combines ingredients that help calm inflamed and irritated skin while restoring a weakened skin barrier with essential fatty acids.

    $44.00
  30. Dr. Bailey Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible Sunscreen, SPF 50™ Broad Spectrum Protection

    Sheer Strength Pure Physical Invisible Sunscreen, SPF 50™ Broad Spectrum Protection

    Enjoy an oil free, non-whitening and “light as air” feel on your skin. Pure mineral zinc-oxide protection that’s perfect for even the most sensitive skin.

    $47.00
  31. Sheer Strength Pure Physical Tinted Matte Sunscreen, SPF 50™  1217

    Sheer Strength Pure Physical Tinted Matte Sunscreen, SPF 50™

    Oil-free and oil control ultra-light and tinted matte technology in a hypoallergenic sunscreen – it’s the holy grail for oily and sensitive skin AND it’s elegant for all skin types too!

    $47.00
  32. Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+™  1207

    Sheer Strength Pure Physical Spray Sunscreen SPF 50+™

    At last, an ultra-light sunscreen spray that’s pure mineral protection with micro (not nano) zinc oxide for the best anti-aging broad spectrum protection. 

    $44.00
  33. All Purpose 100% Natural Liquid Cleaner Concentrate  1298

    All Purpose 100% Natural Liquid Cleaner Concentrate

    Safe, Non-toxic and Zero-VOC Surface Cleaner that is ideal for People with Sensitive Skin. Know that your home cleansing products are certified to USDA Organic Standards and made with only plant-based ingredients in a fragrance free formula.

    Certified to USDA Organic Standards

    by Vermont Organic Farmers

  34. All Purpose 100% Natural Spray Cleaner  1297

    All Purpose 100% Natural Spray Cleaner

    Safe, Non-toxic and Zero-VOC Surface Cleaner that is ideal for People with Sensitive Skin. Know that your home cleansing products are certified to USDA Organic Standards and made with only plant-based ingredients in a fragrance free formula.

  35. Back Applicator  1050

    Back Applicator

    Not everyone has flexible shoulders and the Back Applicator reaches where the shoulders can't.

    $12.00
  36. Salux Wash Cloth  1045

    Salux Wash Cloth

    Have smooth skin instantly! This long exfoliating wash cloth is now my favorite way to physically exfoliate skin on the body.

    $6.00
  37. Buf Puf Exfoliating Body Sponge  1047

    Buf Puf Exfoliating Body Sponge

    Buffs and polishes body skin to give you smooth skin with a soft and velvety texture.
    $5.00

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