How to Prevent Dry Skin After Showering

Many people complain about having dry skin after a shower. It’s not uncommon for the skin to be itchy and flaky. Many factors can cause dry skin, but most of them are preventable with just a few changes in your routine or home’s well water. Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent dry skin after showering and reduce its symptoms.

Self Care

To keep your skin from drying out is by applying lotion as soon as you get out of the shower. By using cream or oil immediately after showering, you’re helping to decrease dryness and itchiness. This is because your pores will be open, and you want to lock in the moisture while it’s still on your skin. It would help if you also used gentle cleansers instead of harsh soaps on your body which could be drying out your skin in the first place. 

Avoid Low Humidity

Low humidity can be prevented by keeping the air in your home humidified or using a humidifier while you’re taking showers. Keep in mind that it’s best to shower in warm water rather than hot water because the steam and heat will help your skin retain moisture.

Stop Hard Water

Itchy and dry skin after you shower can be direct results of minerals in hard water. When dissolved minerals combine with soap, it creates soap scum, which is tough to wash away from the body. Often, that so-called “squeaky clean” feeling after showering is actually caused by sticky soap scum! Some negatives also include:

  • Dry hair
  • Clogged pores
  • Wrinkles
  • And more

With soft water, soap lathers well, and you’ll be left with a smooth, natural-feeling on your skin. If you think your system has a hard water issue, don’t hesitate to give us a call! 

At Easterday-Wilson, we can install a water softening system that will help prevent hard water for years to come. With the installation of a Water Softener, staining can be eliminated, soap or detergent can be reduced, and precipitated mineral build-up in appliances will be eliminated.

Get in Contact With Us Today to Stop Hard Water

Often, it’s best to leave the hard steps to professionals. Easterday-Wilson has the knowledge and experience to help you solve any of the issues above. No matter the issue, our water filtration and treatment services keep your water clean and clear.

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