Beauty How-To: Banish Ashy Skin

Dry skin is a pain in the ash. We all crave supple, smooth skin and now achieving that baby-bottom touch is super easy. Check out the five steps to banishing dry skin after the jump.

Stay Hydrated & Healthy:
You can’t expect your body’s outside to look great if you aren’t giving its insides what it needs. Drinking plenty of water, eating right and staying healthy will give you the best chance of having great-looking skin.

Use an Exfoliating Body Wash:
An exfoliating scrub is ideal for ashy skin because it removes dead flakes and leaves your skin looking better than ever. And you don’t even have to spend a fortune to get rid of all that nastiness when you pick up an exfoliating scrub at your local drug store.

Use an Exfoliating Cleanser on Your Face:
Even if you don’t always have time for a full, comprehensive face cleaning with a variety of professional cleansers, your skin will benefit from a soap made specifically for faces.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize:
Washing your skin too much can dry it out. Make sure to use a thick and hydrating moisturizer.

Rinse and Repeat:
Cleansing, exfoliating and moisturizing don’t produce lifelong results unless you make them lifelong habits. Continue these rituals for ashy skin and periodically reevaluate your skin’s condition to see what is working and what isn’t.

See a Dermatologist if Necessary:
If over the counter products just aren’t giving you the results you’re looking for, think about seeing a dermatologist for professional advice on what will most benefit your skin.