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How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Skin on the Face

by
author image Kimbry Parker
Kimbry Parker has been writing since 1998 and has published content on various websites. Parker has experience writing on a variety of topics such as health, parenting, home improvement and decorating. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor of Arts in organizational communication.
How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Skin on the Face
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The skin on your face is the thinnest of the whole body, which makes it especially fragile and prone to damage. One type of problem is dry, flaky facial skin. It’s not only bothersome – flaky and dry skin often itches – it can be downright embarrassing to walk around with your skin literally peeling off. Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer from this pesky tricky. While your skin is likely to be drier in the winter months when there’s less moisture in the air, it can be an issue you deal with year-round. But with a little scrubbing, rubbing and relaxing, you’ll get rid of the dry, flaky skin on your face and it will feel as smooth as a baby’s bottom.

Step 1

How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Skin on the Face
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Exfoliate your face a few times per week. Use a baby’s washcloth and warm water to gently scrub your face using small, circular motions to remove the dry flaky skin. Baby washcloths are soften than regular ones, so your face will be less likely to become irritated from exfoliating.

Step 2

How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Skin on the Face
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Choose the right facial cleanser. Look for products that do not contain sodium lauryl sulfate, which depletes moisture from the skin. Instead, choose products that are free of fragrance and dyes and are labeled “Moisturizing.”

Step 3

How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Skin on the Face
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Use whole milk on your face to help heal the dryness. The fat in milk is moisturizing and the lactic acid is a mild cleanser. Moisten a baby’s washcloth with milk and massage it over your face to cleanse and moisturize. To remove flakes from the skin, soak a baby’s washcloth in cold whole milk and lay it over your face for about 10 minutes.

Step 4

How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Skin on the Face
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Apply a thick moisturizer to your skin within a few minutes of showering, exfoliating or washing your face to help seal in moisture. Moisturize your face at least twice a day, once in the morning and once at night before bed.

Step 5

How to Get Rid of Dry Flaky Skin on the Face
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Give your face a dose of hydration with a bi-weekly face mask. Rub fresh aloe vera gel thickly onto your skin. Wait 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.

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