Caring for rough skin requires limited shower times, a gentle, non-drying cleanser and a daily moisturizer. This routine takes approximately 20 minutes. See a dermatologist if the condition is causing inconvenience or pain.
- Take a short, warm shower
Keep your bath or shower time short, and avoid taking hot showers. Prolonged exposure to water and hot temperatures may strip the skin's natural moisture. Water temperature should be warm or slightly cold.
- Use a gentle cleanser
Soap may have harsh ingredients that cause dry, rough skin. Choose a gentle cleanser with added moisturizers to prevent dryness. Avoid products that contain fragrance, as this can further irritate the skin.
- Use a rich moisturizer
After bathing, gently pat the skin dry, and slather on a thick moisturizer. Applying moisturizer on damp skin enhances absorption. Moisturizers should be used daily to prevent dryness.