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Why Is My Skin So Dry Even When I Moisturize

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Why Is My Skin So Dry Even When I Moisturize

Dry skin can be frustrating and uncomfortable, especially when you're diligently moisturizing. You might find yourself wondering, "Why is my skin still dry even when I moisturize?" 

In this blog, we'll explore the common reasons behind persistently dry skin and provide practical tips to help you achieve a smoother, well-hydrated complexion. We'll also delve into the vital role of the skin barrier in maintaining healthy, moisturized skin.

Understanding Your Skin Barrier 

Healthy skin barrier vs. a damaged skin barrier

To address dry skin effectively, it's essential to understand your skin's natural barrier. The outermost layer of your skin, known as the skin barrier or stratum corneum, acts as a protective shield. This barrier consists of several layers of skin cells, primarily located in the epidermis, the top layer of your skin.

Functions of the Skin Barrier

  • Moisture Retention: One of the primary functions of the skin barrier is to prevent water loss from the body, helping to keep the skin adequately hydrated.
  • Protection: The skin barrier acts as a barrier against external aggressors, such as pollutants, allergens, and pathogens. It shields the underlying skin layers and organs from harm.
  • PH Regulation: The skin has a slightly acidic pH, which is essential for maintaining its health. The skin barrier helps regulate this pH, creating an environment that discourages the growth of harmful microorganisms.
  • Sensory Function: The skin barrier contains nerve endings that allow you to sense touch, pressure, temperature, and pain.

Common Reasons for Dry Skin Despite Moisturizing

Overlooking Hydration: Moisturizers work best when applied to damp skin. If you're applying moisturizer to completely dry skin, it may be less effective. After cleansing, pat your skin gently with a towel but leave it slightly damp before applying moisturizer.

Using the Wrong Moisturizer: Not all moisturizers are created equal. The one you're using might not be suitable for your skin type or condition. Look for moisturizers with ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, urea, and ceramides, which are excellent for hydrating dry skin. Avoid ingredients that can dry and irritate your skin more such as; isopropyl alcohols, benzyl alcohol, sulfates, and fragrances.

Hot Showers and Harsh Cleansers: Hot water and harsh cleansers can strip your skin of its natural oils, leaving it dry and dehydrated. Opt for lukewarm water when showering, and choose a gentle, hydrating cleanser.

Environmental Factors: Dry indoor air, especially during the winter months, can sap moisture from your skin. Consider using a humidifier to add moisture to the air in your home.

Skin Conditions: Underlying skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, or dermatitis can disrupt your skin's barrier function, making it harder to retain moisture. If you suspect a skin condition, consult a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Vitamin Deficiency: Deficiency in the following essential vitamins can also contribute to skin dryness: vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, iron

Tips to Combat Dry Skin

  • Hydrate from Within: Drinking an adequate amount of water helps maintain skin hydration. Aim for at least eight glasses of water a day.
  • Humectants: Look for skincare products containing humectants like hyaluronic acid, and urea. These ingredients attract and retain moisture in the skin.
  • Regular Exfoliation: Gently exfoliating your skin using AHA and/ or BHA 1-2 times a week can help remove dead skin cells and allow moisturizers to penetrate more effectively.
  • Sun Protection: Always apply sunscreen to shield your skin from UV damage, which can worsen dryness.

Ebanel Skincare Products For Dry Skin

For Body:

40% Urea Cream

Ebanel 40% Urea Cream

Our flagship skin barrier cream, the Urea 40% plus Salicylic Acid 2% Cream is recommended by dermatologists worldwide.

One of the most common uses of the urea cream is for feet, cracked heels to be specific, this foot cream can also help you with:

  • Dry/Rough Skin
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Corns
  • Calluses

Application: Heels, Hands, Elbows, Nails, Knees, Foot Care

For Face:

The Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Peptide Serum

Ebanel Liposomal Hyaluronic Peptide & Vitamin C Serums

Firms. Lifts. Hydrates. Minimizes water loss and helps increase collagen production to keep your skin looking young. Brightens skin fades dark spots and defends against photodamage.

Hyaluronic Collagen Hydrogel Mask

Ebanel Hydrogel Mask

A premium hydrogel mask crafted with hyaluronic acid, collagen extracted from seaweed, vitamins, and peptides for a perfect at-home spa experience.

These highly absorbable, adherable hydrogel sheets contour to your face for moisture retention and prevent evaporation to hydrate stressed skin.

Hydrogel reacts with your skin temperature to dissolve the ingredients directly into your skin, which allows for better absorption.


Don't let persistently dry skin dampen your confidence—take steps to nurture and nourish your skin to reveal its natural radiance. Ebanel has a variety of products to help you get moisturizing and glowing skin. By using Ebanel products and considering the factors that may be causing your dryness, you can achieve the smoother, well-hydrated complexion you desire while preserving the health of your skin barrier.

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