• Face: Mist your skin with some water and apply a hyaluronic acid serum. Immediately follow with a layer of moisturizer. Then rub some petroleum jelly in between your hands and pat a thin layer of it all over your skin.
  • Lips: Change your toothpaste and mouthwash to ones with less alcohol or SLS. Use cocoa butter or petroleum jelly as a chapstick. Avoid licking your lips too much because that dries them out. Also, remember to breathe through your nose, not through your mouth and try to sleep with your mouth closed. Drink an ample amount of water each day.
  • Hands and feet: Exfoliate your hands and feet and then apply a rich moisturizer (doesn’t have to specifically be a hand or foot cream). Finally, put a layer of Vaseline on top. Go to sleep wearing moisturizing socks and gloves over everything.
  • Body: Gently exfoliate your skin in the shower with a soft loofah. Pat your skin dry and immediately apply some skin oil like baby oil or olive oil. Let it absorb into your skin. Once everything dries, follow up with your regular body lotion.
  • Knees and elbows: Exfoliate and moisturize with a body cream. Put a layer of Vaseline on your knees and elbows before you go to bed.
  • Scalp: Make sure your shampoo is not drying out your hair. Massage conditioner into your scalp and let it sit for awhile. Avoid using the blowdryer since that heat will dry out your scalp even more. Brush your hair before you go to bed to stimulate oil production.
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