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Give back to your skin

Our bodies do so much for us - and when they speak to us with indicators like dry skin irritation, it means it’s time to give something back. NIVEA’s rich, nourishing moisturisers can help replenish your skin’s moisture barrier to maintain fresh, healthy-looking skin. Your body deserves it!

What causes dry skin?

There are many causes of dry skin — everything from cold weather to tight clothing, and even pregnancy can contribute to problem areas. 

For example, when it’s cold our sebaceous glands produce less oil — and without this protective lipid layer, it’s difficult to maintain the moisture levels in our skin. Thin areas without subcutaneous (fatty) tissue and sebaceous glands such as shins, elbows and knees are at particular risk. 

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SOS in winter – how to protect your skin!

Care for your skin with NIVEA Smooth Body Lotion with 5-in-1 Complete Care! With its combination of selected minerals, moisturizing shea butter, it supports the skin’s moisture barrier and supplies it with lasting moisture.
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There are many daily activities that can contribute to dry skin irritation and other skin conditions  — such as the chemicals in swimming pools and hot tubs. It may sound counterintuitive, but all that time in the water can actually dry out your skin. When you start to feel it, give back to your body with the nourishing moisture of NIVEA Smooth Body Lotion with 5-in-1 Complete Care.

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Everyone’s skin reacts differently to certain fabrics — especially if your clothing is tight and rubbing up against your skin all day long. If you notice certain areas feeling taut or looking irritated, try wearing looser, more breathable fabrics for a few days. 
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Pregnancy & Your Skin

Everyone knows about the “glow”,  but pregnancy can also cause stretch marks, dry skin, and acne. If you’re experiencing tight skin due to dryness before or after birth, try one of our moisturizing NIVEA body lotions for fast-absorbing relief. 


Healthy juices
  • You should drink at least two liters of water per day, since lack of hydration can dry out your skin. When in doubt, test yourself: Pinch your hand with your thumb and index finger. If, after letting go, the skin returns slowly to its original state, your skin is not being supplied with sufficient moisture. 
  • Add nuts to your diet! They are a tasty supply of energy and contain lots of healthy fats, minerals and vitamins. 
  • Carrot and tomato juices are full of healthy vitamins that can be absorbed particularly well into the body.
  • A healthy, balanced diet promotes health and strengthens your body’s largest organ: your skin.


Nivea Dry Skin Lotions
  • Give your skin the care and nourishment it deserves with one of NIVEA’s 5-in-1 Complete Care lotions. From dry skin relief after one application to 48 hours of deep moisture, NIVEA’s 5-in-1 Complete Care range has everything you need for smooth, healthy-looking skin.
  • For intensive care that locks in moisture, try finishing off your shower routine with NIVEA Smooth Body Lotion with 5-in-1 Complete Care for 48h hydration.
  • Try out NIVEA Repair & Care Body Lotion for extra dry and sensitive skin. It protects your skin's moisture barrier, providing long-lasting relief from dry, tight skin.
  • NIVEA Nourishing Body Milk with 5-in-1 Complete Care also protects the skin from drying out. This rich formula with almond oil and deep care serum supports the skin’s moisture barrier, resulting in nourished, healthier-looking skin.
  • Smooth out the rough feeling of dry skin with NIVEA Cocoa Butter Body Lotion with 5-in-1 Complete Care for a beautiful healthy-looking glow

Exfoliate Dry Skin

A gentle exfoliation helps to rid the skin of dead skin on a regular basis to improve hydration. 

Homemade scrubs from natural ingredients

A natural scrub made of sugar and olive oil provides you with velvety skin - and is very easy to make.

Apply scrub in a circular motion

Wear the sugar and oil scrub gently on damp skin.


Dry Skin. (n.d.). Retrieved from American Skin Association: http://www.americanskin.org/resource/dryskin.php