Summary of the issue

Dry skin on your legs: what are the solutions?

If, after a shower, you feel that the skin on your legs feels tight and rough, there is no doubt that they are experiencing dryness. Fortunately, there are many solutions available to restore their softness. We'll help you make sense of it.

Why is the skin on my legs dry?

Dry skin is a common skin concern. It is constant and does not just affect the face. The rest of your body is also affected. Like your legs for example.

The problem is that, in addition to factors that are difficult to control (such as age or genetics), there are other factors that contribute to dry legs. 

So perhaps you have prepared for this dryness without knowing it. Overly hot showers and baths tend to dry out the skin. Cosmetics that are not adapted to your skin (such as overly high PH soaps) also have a negative impact. Just as frequent waxing or shaving of the legs can cause dryness and associated irritation. 

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Adapt your daily routine to prevent dry legs

In order to protect the skin on your legs every day, a “beauty” routine will help restore suppleness and softness:

  • As you know, water that is too hot is harsh on the skin. When showering, choose a temperature between 32 and 34°C;
  • The water you use for washing yourself is perhaps too “hard”, so do not stay in the shower for too long;
  • Wash your legs with just your hands. They are softer than cleansing gloves and other sponges...
  • Cleansers and body washes are a must! Look for gentle, soap-free skincare products;
  • If you enjoy bathing, add a liquid emollient, such as a washing oil, to neutralise the hardness of the water;
  • To dry yourself, with a soft towel, gently pat, without rubbing...

I always apply my moisturising balm after my shower. It spreads faster and more easily, and I don’t need much of it.


For crocodile skin, the “exfoliation” option

Do you believe that if you have dry skin, you should avoid exfoliating so as not to dry the skin further? This is a common misconception. Instead, gently exfoliating your skin will help to remove dead skin, smooth and refine skin texture, while hydrating the skin. To do this, apply your product once or twice a week in the shower. Massage gently, concentrating on thicker areas such as the knees and heels, then rinse thoroughly.

How to apply the product to your legs

Cleanse, exfoliate... and now moisturise. Here is another essential step to make your legs feel good. But how do you apply the product?

Use an emollient

Why? It is a formula that moisturises and softens the skin. The “moisture barrier” is restored, and your skin is protected. But it is also softened, sensations of discomfort from dryness are reduced.

In one easy step.

Ideally, after each shower or bath. This is because the skin care is best applied to slightly damp skin. Apply by making large circular motions, rising from the calf to the thigh. Pay attention to areas prone to dryness such as knees. And if you forgot to apply it after your shower, there's nothing to stop you from having a little catch-up session, in front of your favourite series for example...

Don't forget your feet

They are often overlooked, yet your feet deserve your full attention. To prevent dryness and hard skin, don't neglect your heels. And to prevent cuticles from developing, moisturise your nails and toes every day.

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