How to Heal Dry Cracked Skin at Home

Last Updated on September 23, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Have you ever wondered how to heal dry cracked skin at home more easily? As much as I try to keep my hands and feet soft and smooth, I find that they often become dry or cracked during the winter. Because the furnace and wood stove run so frequently in the colder weather, dry skin is a common problem. A product was provided for this post. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

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How to Heal Dry Cracked Skin at Home

How to Heal Dry Cracked Skin

Dry, cracked skin can be caused by a variety of factors, but most commonly it is a lower level of humidity in the air or frequent use of products that dry out your skin. Before you can understand how to heal dry, cracked skin, it’s important that you know the cause. Here are a few possible causes.

Hot Showers

Hot steamy showers can rob the moisture from your skin by drying out the natural oils. It may feel wonderful to stand under steamy water, but your skin won’t appreciate it if it happens frequently.

Product Usage

If your hands are frequently dry and cracked, you may be exposing them to products that are too damaging. Harsh cleaning products or dish liquid can make your hands dry. If you think this is the cause, consider wearing gloves when you clean.

Lower Humidity

If you live in a cold climate and experience dry skin mostly in the winter, the lower humidity level may be the cause. Consider installing a humidifier or just placing a pot of water on top of your woodstove to return moisture to your air.

Once you’ve addressed the possible cause of your dry, cracked skin, you can work on healing it.

Add Oil to Your Bath

Make sure that the water isn’t too hot and limit your soak to only 5 or 10 minutes. But, by adding a natural oil like jojoba to your bath, you can begin to heal your skin.

Protect and Hydrate

Applying lotion right before bed will give your skin extra time to rehydrate. Put on a pair of cotton socks or gloves after applying lotion to protect your sheets. When you wake up in the morning, you’ll see a visible difference.

I’ve been using LuxGold™ Hand Balm by TriDerma on both my hands and feet to heal my dry skin, and I love the difference that I feel. The luxurious formula helps moisturize and maintain the appearance of healthy, beautifully soft skin. It is formulated with medical strength botanicals and exclusive AP4® Aloe Vera Complex. The hand balm contains nutrient rich Olive Oil which leaves your skin feeling buttery soft.

You can find TriDerma products at many of your favorite retailers and drugstores, or it can be purchased directly from the TriDerma website.

28 thoughts on “How to Heal Dry Cracked Skin at Home”

  1. Amazing thanks for this great information…Come winter time i suffer from dry skin and it can be bothersome at times..Great post

  2. Oh these are all such great ideas!  I do get dry and cracked hands and feet in the winter months.  I am going to try putting the lotion on and gloves and socks at night!  I also love the idea of adding  oils to your bath!

  3. Great information! I also make it a habit to drink a lot of water and I’ve found that being well hydrated also helps my skin to be less dry though it doesn’t solve the problem completely!

  4. I don’t run my air conditioner or heat–ever. I’m lucky to live in a mild climate so I can do that, and I do have them if I need them, but I suffered from extreme dry eye syndrome for years, especially living in the dry climate of Colorado. The heat and air on my skin really bothers it so I avoid it and do use oils. I bet the balm would seal in the oils even better and is a great idea to add to my routine.

  5. I have eczema. On top of that I have severely dry skin. It is always itching me and leaving a residue on my clothes. You have some great tips and products that you mentioned that I would seriously like to try. Thanks for the information.

  6. We used to have a wood stove and I always kept a pot of water on the stove, along with some apple slices and cinnamon with a dash of nutmeg. While I knew it helped to keep the house smelling great, I didn’t realize I was also helping my skin! I’ll have to start this up again next winter! Thank you!

  7. I’m always looking for a great moisturizer for my hands and feet. I will give LuxGold™ Hand Balm by TriDerma a try. Thanks!

  8. I needed this! I have the worst feet in the world! Thanks for the tips to heal my cracked skin.

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