Updated 21 August 2015

How to care for dry skin

After a typical summer weekend, your skin looks like the Karoo without the windmills, sheep and fences. Here's what to do.

  • Use soaps or cream bars that contain fatty ingredients such as cocoa butter or lanolin no more than once or twice a day. Avoid highly alkaline products – they can irritate your skin;
  • Apply moisturizer to your skin every day. If your skin is very dry, apply a heavy cream at bedtime as well.
  • Use a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 15 to retain moisture.
  • If you have a sensitive skin, avoid scented products or those that contain dyes.

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