Overall Body Moisture Tips
Add “skin foods” to your diet.
Vitamins A and C, Zinc and Biotin are among the most effective vitamins for healthy skin. They can be found in strawberries, carrots, spinach, kiwis, beans, fish, whole grains, eggs and even peanut butter.
Cut back on shaving.
Shave legs every few days rather than every day to avoid added moisture loss.
Watch how you wash.
When washing your clothes, use fragrance-free and dye-free detergents. Dyes and perfumes remain in clothes, and can cause dryness and irritation.
Use a lemon rub.
Cut a lemon on half and rub it on dry elbows, letting the juice sit as long as possible. The citric acid in lemon acts like natural bleach to lighten dark spots and softens skin before you moisturize.
Wear kitchen gloves.
Protect your hands from drying detergents and cleansers by wearing rubber gloves when performing household chores, like washing dishes.
Layer feet with lotion and wear socks.
Before heading to bed at night, slather lotion all over feet focusing on the areas that are most dry, and wear socks. In the morning, your feet will be softer and more moisturized.