This time of year can suck the moisture right out of your skin leaving it dry, flaky, tight, and uncomfortable. When you go from the frigid air outside into the heated dry air inside, your skin is depleted of its vital hydration. There are things you can do to help your skin stay moist through these moisture zapping months.

Red LED Light Therapy
LED red light therapy, in wavelengths ranging from 630-660 nanometers, has been shown to increase the moisture levels within your skin. This technology goes above and beyond just that though. It renews, replenishes, heals, repairs, and rejuvenates helping your skin maintain healthy cells and tissue.

Using the best facial scrub for your skin type will help remove dead skin, debris, and flaky skin. Regular exfoliation also helps increase cell turnover and allows your other skin care products to work more effectively while penetrating deeper.

Essential Fatty Acids
Omega 3s are important essential fatty acids that help keep your cell membranes plump, strong, and healthy. Krill oil, fish oil, and flaxseed oil are all loaded with rich essential fatty acids. Adding a daily omega 3 supplement to your diet will help keep your skin hydrated from the inside.

Hyaluronic Acid
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) has been touted “nature’s sponge” because of its ability to attract 1,000 times its weight in water. HA draws moisture into your skin and helps maintain those levels throughout the day. You can find HA in serums, lotions, creams, and eye creams.

Moisturize Right After Cleansing
When you massage your serums, lotions, and creams into your skin while its still dewy from cleansing, your skin will preserve that moisture longer and it will help your skin stay hydrated.

Central heating and space heaters blast your environment with drying heat. A humidifier will add moisture into the air which will help your skin stay plump and hydrated. Adding moisture into the air will also help prevent your skin from becoming dry, tight, and flaky in the first place.

Dry, flaky, tight, and itchy skin feels terrible and can be embarrassing and frustrating to deal with. You don’t have to put up with this condition; you can do something about it and have soft, supple, and moist skin year round. Dry and flaky skin can be avoided and remedied by simply incorporating these tips into your regimen.

Author's Bio: 

Victoria Girard is dedicated to helping others obtain beautiful skin. She offers advice, resources, product information, and much more at