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Skincare 101: Developing a Body Oil Skin Care Routine for Dry Skin

In the pursuit of hydrated, healthy and radiant skin, a proper skincare routine is essential, especially for those with dry skin. Dry skin requires extra attention and care to combat dehydration, dullness and flakiness which can lead you to ask “Which natural ingredient is best for dry skin?” or “How do I develop a skin care routine for dry skin?” Determining the best ingredients for a dry skin routine can be specific to your skin’s needs, but the best routines include a body oil to lock in moisture and leave skin glowing. Let’s discuss the best body oil ingredients and how to incorporate them into your dry skin care regimen. 

Understanding Dry Skin


Dry skin is common, but can be an annoyance that leaves your skin feeling tight, rough or flaky and you uncomfortable. Dry skin happens when skin is lacking adequate moisture and natural oils, which can be caused by many different factors. While dry, cold winter weather is one common cause of dry skin, the air conditioning that we tend to live in during the hot summer months can also cause skin to dry out. Genetics and lifestyle choices (grabbing that soda over a glass of water for instance!) also can lead to dry skin. However, developing a skin care routine for dry skin helps alleviate these uncomfortable symptoms while restoring skin’s moisture balance.


Skincare Ingredients for Dry Skin


Now that you know what is causing your dry skin, determining the best skincare ingredients for dry skin is your next step. No matter what your dry skin is craving, Palmer’s has a body oil that is perfect for your routine. Enriched with the best natural moisturizers for dehydrated skin, including Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Coconut Oil, Palmer’s body oil collection targets exactly what your skin needs to leave it looking and feeling healthier and hydrated. Let’s dive in and learn why these good ingredients for dry skin are exactly what your skin care routine for dry skin needs.

Cocoa Butter:

When asking what you can use for extremely dry skin, look no further than cocoa butter. We call rich cocoa butter nature’s super ingredient because of its ability to help skin retain moisture and its superior healing properties. Blending the best skincare ingredients for dry skin including cocoa butter, Vitamin E  with soybean, safflower, and sesame oils, the result is the lightweight, yet hydrating Moisturizing Body Oil. This rich oil provides quick absorption and long lasting (48 hours!) moisture that instantly softens even the roughest, driest skin.

Coconut Oil:

One of the best ingredients for dry skin that is also dull is coconut oil! A natural moisturizer for dry skin, this wonder ingredient is loaded fatty acids that help create a breathable barrier that locks in moisture. The Coconut Hydrate Body Oil blends coconut oil with green coffee to rehydrate and revitalize dull and dehydrated skin leaving it soft, radiant and healthy-looking.

Shea Butter:

Shea butter is known to be a gentle dehydrated skin ingredient making it a must have ingredient for any sensitive skin sufferer's skin care routine for dry skin. The Raw Shea Nourish Body Oil harnesses the power of this natural ingredient to soothe and moisturize dry, sensitive skin. Vitamin enriched and dermatologist approved, this light and hydrating body oil is packed with the best natural moisturizers for dehydrated skin helps to replenish moisture to eczema-prone skin without irritation.

A comparison of Palmer's Body Oils, an essential part of any skin care routine for dry skin


Developing a Skin care Routine for Dry Skin using Palmer's Body Oils

When developing a skin care routine for dry skin, it is important to make sure that you are working moisturization into each step and choosing products that include good ingredients for dry skin, so you can tackle dry skin throughout your dry skin care regimen.


1. Gentle Cleansing: Start your skin care routine for dry skin with a gentle, hydrating cleanser to remove impurities without stripping the skin of its natural oils. 


2. Exfoliation: A couple of times per week, add a mild exfoliator to slough off dead skin cells which allows your moisturizing body oils to better absorb. For best results, use a moisturizing body scrub or make your own by mixing sugar with your favorite hydrating body balm.


3. Moisturize: You’ve decided which skincare ingredients for dry skin is the best for your skin care routine for dry skin and now is the time to apply that body oil to hydrate your skin. Need extra moisture? Try applying your body oil’s companion lotion first, followed by the body oil to lock in the moisture. Still struggling with a dry patch? Apply a concentrated balm on that spot for additional hydration.  

A model mixing Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Lotion and Body Oil, essential products in any skin care routine for dry skin, in her hand

4. Sun Protection: Not specific to a skin care routine for dry skin, but it is important to apply sun protection as the final step of your regular, oily or dry skin morning routine from harmful UV rays - which can exacerbate dryness, along with causing other issues like discoloration and aging.


Achieving radiant and hydrated skin is not an unattainable goal, especially with the right skin care routine for dry skin. Developing a daily hydrating skincare routine with the right products, like Palmer’s Body Oils, can help you say goodbye to the uncomfortable tight, rough and flaky skin and hello to healthy-looking, radiant and moisturized skin. 


Check out Palmer’s entire Hand & Body collection to find everything you need, from body oils to lotions to balms and hand creams, to develop your best skin care routine for dry skin.