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3 Steps to Help Dry Skin

When you’re dealing with dry, rough, or flaky skin, it’s really important to choose products that are specifically formulated to gently hydrate without irritating sensitive areas. But that doesn’t mean it has to be complicated. An easy 3-step routine including NIVEA Essentials’ face moisturizers for dry skin is a great place to start.
Dry skin cleance

Cleanse + Tone

Using gentle, moisturizing options like these Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes to completely remove make-up, MicellAIR Rose Water to cleanse & soothe dry skin, Glow Rice Scrub Dry & Sensitive Skin to lightly exfoliate, and Gentle Toner to remove residues and refine pores without drying them out.


The naturally moisturizing ingredients in NIVEA Essentials help protect your skin’s hydration levels to reduce tightness & itchiness due to dryness. Bookend your day with a face cream for dry skin like Nourishing Day Cream with SPF 15 + Night Cream to deeply moisturize in the AM, then replenish your skin's moisture barrier while you sleep.

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Get into a daily habit of cleansing + rehydrating to help your skin stay moisturized.

More tips for dry skin

What causes dry skin?

A lot of different things in our lives and natural environment can contribute to dry skin, including the weather + humidity, what kind of clothes or masks you are wearing, and other biological factors like being pregnant. If you’re an avid swimmer, it might be the chemicals in your pool that are causing further irritation. Obviously, we can’t control all these external forces — so you should always approach your skincare from the inside out. Start with simple changes like increasing your hydration by drinking more water, getting daily exercise, and following a healthy diet that’s high in nuts, fresh fruits, and vegetables. Combined with the right face moisturizer for dry skin, these simple changes can make a big difference.

What ingredients can help dry skin?

One of the most effective natural ingredients in face cream for dry skin is shea butter, which has been used for centuries to nourish silky smooth skin. You can find it in NIVEA Nourishing Day Cream with SPF15 (also available in a tube without SPF), along with natural almond oil, natural magnolia extract and moisturizing antioxidants.