1. Cut down on baths and showers
Keep your showers and baths short, spending no more than 10 minutes, once a day. This way you will reduce the damage done to your skin's moisture barrier and prevent any dead skin cells from forming. Many people are unaware of how often to shower and tend to spend far longer than they should. We also recommend bathing with lukewarm water, again to minimize the damage often caused by hot water.
2. Use gentle skincare products!
Some skincare products can be harsh on your skin and cause it to become dry, particularly face products. Oftentimes, dead skin on face is caused by fragrant products that damage the skin's natural moisture barrier. When face cleansing, we recommend using gentle products to prevent and get rid of dead skin. NIVEA Biodegradable Cleansing Wipes gently cleanse the skin whilst maintaining its natural balance.
Exfoliating your skin will remove any unwanted dead skin, particularly on your face. It’s important to know how to safely exfoliate to avoid any further damage to the skin. NIVEA Gentle Exfoliating Scrub gently exfoliates without damaging your skin and removing all of your skin's natural moisture. We recommend lightly exfoliating the affected areas twice a week, to get rid of dead skin. Try not to do this too often, as over exfoliating can cause skin cells to tear and become irritated.
4. Use a humidifier
If you struggle with dead skin, getting a humidifier will provide your home’s environment with moisture and prevent your skin from drying out. As a result, not only will you get rid of dead skin, you’ll prevent it as well.
5. Wrap up warm
In the Winter, covering your skin from the elements will prevent it from drying. As we mentioned before, your skin struggles to retain its moisture in cold weather. Try wrapping up warm when it's cold outside; hats, gloves, scarves, the lot!
6. Apply moisturizer after washing
Our final suggestion is to ensure that you’re moisturising after you wash. This helps to lock in your skin's moisture to prevent the build up of dead skin. The NIVEA Soothing Day Cream is a revitalising moisturiser that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple.
These six tips will help you to understand how to get rid of dead skin whilst also preventing it.