Severe Dry Skin Treatment

What is Dry Skin

Dry and dehydrated skin is uncomfortable – plain and simple.

Many people wonder why their skin is so dry even when they use a moisturizer. A severe form of dry skin is known as eczema, which can appear throughout the body and may cause a red, itchy rash, along with forming dry skin on the feet and painful cracked skin on fingers. If your dry skin has intensified, you might want to learn more about eczema and how our lotions can treat these symptoms. 

Millions of Americans have dry skin and/or eczema. There’s no need to be embarrassed – it’s manageable.

Wellness Tip

Hot showers can harm – not help – dry skin. A hot shower, as momentarily soothing as it may be, can strip the natural barrier of oil off your skin, which is needed to help keep it smooth. So dial down the heat, don’t linger, and moisturize after.

Spotting Severe Dry Skin

If you suffer from dry skin, you’ll feel it just as much as you’ll see it. It looks like dehydrated skin and is rough, scaly, and sometimes has discolored patches of skin. It can feel tight, itchy, painful, crack and bleed, and can cause various parts of the body a lot of discomfort, such as the following:

  • Dry, cracked skin on the sole of foot
  • Fingers to start peeling and cracking
  • Flaking and itching on the palms

Treatment for dry skin and severe dry skin includes using moisturizers, like Moisture-All, and essential oils for eczema on a daily basis.

If moisturizers are not helping your dry skin, you may have eczema.  Learn more about eczema and how you can treat it with remedy lotions, skin barrier repair creams, and some of the best moisturizers for dehydrated skin offered at Summers Labs. 

Severe Dry Skin and Dry Skin Symptoms

Dry skin is incredibly common. Here are just a few signals that it’s about to rear its pesky head and turn into severe dry skin:

  • Your skin might feel tight, especially after bathing.
  • Your skin feels rough, itchy, and begins to flake, scale, peel, or change color.
  • Your skin can crack and bleed if it worsens.
Wellness Tip

The cold and dry air of winter can cause dry skin. Using your heat to stay warm can exacerbate the situation. Your heat can steal the moisture out of the air in your home, which can make dry skin even drier. To balance out that lack of moisture, use a humidifier.

Dry Skin and Severe Dry Skin Treatment

Dry skin usually responds well to TLC and moisturizers.  In addition to using gentle and specifically formulated creams and soaps during a bout with dry skin, you should also practice prevention.  Be sure to use a moisturizer after washing your hands and patting them dry. Avoid chemicals that can come in contact with your skin. Use fragrance-free and gentle, skin and household products whenever possible.

Summers Labs offers some of the best Barrier Cream, for dry skin, called Cutemol Cream. Its unique natural beeswax base prevents loss of moisture from the skin. Products that can help moisturize and heal cracked fingers, palms, feet, dry skin, soothe eczema, and prevent flare-ups can be seen below.

Preventing Dry Skin and Severe Dry Skin

Dry skin symptoms can come and go – it’s up to you to manage them and avoid your skin’s triggers. Here are some things that might help you keep your skin healthy, as well as help to speed up the healing process.


Ease up on the bubbles.  Soap can be drying, so use sparingly. Use gentle soap to clean the areas that most need it.


Use gloves. Everyday wear and tear of your hands, including coming into contact with cleaning products, doing the dishes, and weather conditions, can trigger dry skin. Cover up when you can.


Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. Not just after showers or when your dry skin is acting up. Keep your moisturizer, like Cutemol, with you – on your person or in your bag – to reapply throughout the day.


Avoid fragranced soaps, lotions and cleaning products. Lotions, soaps, and detergents can be sweet smelling, but additives can also irritate your skin.